The special education class in room B-5 at Wailuku Elementary School would like to extend deepest mahalo to Lisa Paulson, marketing director for the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, for allowing us to receive their generous donation of $496. This money has been put to good use to help the students by purchasing much-needed equipment and supplies. These young students of special needs will benefit greatly from the equipment and supplies purchased, providing them with more educational opportunities to succeed.
The teachers, aides, students and parents of our class thank you for your wonderful support!
Karen Cooper, Special Education Teacher
Wailuku Elementary School
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Kihei Youth Center would like to thank Leslie-Ann Yokouchi, Sherry Llanes and the Windermere Real Estate volunteers for donating their time to help beautify our facility. Kihei Youth Center was established in 1983, and with the support of the County of Maui and the Department of Housing and Human Concerns, has been able to serve more than 10,000 youths in our community. It truly takes a village to raise a child, as we could not and cannot do it alone. Companies and volunteers, such as Windermere Real Estate and their national Community Service Day, are a true testament to investing in their community. We were so humbled to have learned that the participants had actually taken off from work to donate their time. Additionally, we would like to thank Maui Air Conditioning for their kind donation of providing the maintenance service to our air conditioner units. Our favorite Hawaiian saying, "A'ohe hana nui ke alu 'ia . . . no task is too big when done together by all," is deeply rooted in our hearts and everything that we do at KYC. Mahalo Windermere Real Estate!
Kihei Youth Center
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9th Life Hawaii wants to thank all the volunteers who participated in our July clinic. If we forgot anyone, it is not intentional. We have now sterilized 4,798 cats and hope to hit 5,500 by the year's end. We could not do this without the dedication of our volunteers (in alphabetical order) Maelee Brough, Sophia and Gabi Dunn, tattooist Samantha Fairchild, Yvette Feiteira for our delicious lunch, Rahimo Gleason, Gaye Johnson, Donna Lee for picking up the vet at the airport, Cheryl Lindley, Cynthia Lippert for renting and driving a transport van, Georgia Norton, Eva Opel, Joan Pie, and Sylvan Schwab of the Boo Boo Zoo for lending us their van, and last but certainly not least, Julie Vogt. A total of 110 cats were sterilized by Dr. Celina Hatt. A big, big mahalo to all the volunteers. 9th Life is hosting the very first No Kill Conference in the state on Aug. 25, so we will not be holding a clinic in August. However, we do have clinics planned for September through December. Please call 572-3499 if we can help you. Mahalo to the Maui community for taking advantage of our free, low-cost spay and neuter clinics.
9th Life Hawaii
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Na Hoaloha wants to thank the Kosasa Foundation (ABC Stores) for its $5,000 donation in support of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program, which recruits volunteers to help homebound seniors remain independent and in their homes. The funds will be used to provide mileage reimbursement for volunteer drivers to take seniors to medical appointments and shopping. We are very appreciative of this financial support.
Gerri Shapiro, Executive Director
Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors