Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:
* The Hawaii Electric Industries Charitable Foundation has presented Hospice Maui with a $10,000 grant for its residential hospice center. Hale Ho'olu'olu, or A Place of Compassion, Comfort and Care, will be a 12-bed facility located on leased Maui County property on Mahalani Street in Wailuku. The new center, scheduled for opening in late 2013 or early 2014, will allow Maui's terminally ill to receive hospice care.
* The Maui Humane Society has built a new bank of 10 kennels for dogs with a $26,400 donation from The Jacobi Family Foundation and Windermere Valley Isle Properties. The new kennels at the Puunene animal shelter will provide a place for dogs awaiting assessment, adoption and veterinary care.
Edward Reinhardt (left) of Maui Electric Co. and R. Gregory LaGoy of Hospice Maui look at a rendering of Maui’s first residential hospice center.
PAUL JANES-BROWN photo
* The March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter has awarded a $20,000 grant to the nonprofit Lana'i Community Health Center to support its new Hua o Lana'i program that provides enhanced premature birth-risk-reduction education and services. The program will eliminate barriers and improve access to obstetrics and gynecological services for high-risk pregnant women through a partnership between the center and Maui Medical Group.
"LCHC will use the March of Dimes grant as seed money to meet our objective of providing mothers and babies with on-site and off-island prenatal care," said Diana Shaw, executive director.