On Aug. 6, Father Roland Bunda, pastor of St. Anthony Church, blessed the St. Anthony Preschools' new playground. We would like to thank everyone who donated and volunteered many hours of hard work in making this possible for our students:
JAG Construction, E.R. Ranch Services, Maluhia Trucking, Grass Master, Maui Tire Recycling, Hawaiian Cement, J2 Santos Construction, Lionel and Justin Cravalho, Mike Santos, James Tamayose, Domingo Eligio, and Mike Williams.
With Father Bunda's warm blessings we will enjoy many happy days filled with laughter, playing, friendships and lots of smiles!
St. Anthony Preschool
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The committee for Maui's annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance program gratefully thanks the following people for their kind and generous participation in our Aug. 5 event at UH-Maui College: keynote speaker Kay Fukumoto and the performers of Maui Taiko, koto players Mika Inaba and Koko Walbee, Akari Ueoka and the Maui Izanai-Yosakoi dancers, the Rev. Ai Hironaka of Lahaina and Kahului Hongwanji Missions, UH-MC instructor the Rev. Anne Jenny, the Rev. David Schlicher of Makawao Union Church, and Toshie Outlaw-Spruell and her St. Anthony Japanese class students and Japanese visitors who taught peace crane origami-making. We would also like to thank Lillian Maeda and the Rev. Youlida Yoruw of Iao Congregational Church for their delicious tea, as well as all others who assisted in making the event enjoyable and memorable. Last but not least, thanks to the UH-MC Peace Club for sponsoring our use of the college facility.
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki in relation to the nuclear radiation disaster at Fukushima, the ever-present danger posed by aging reactors, and the still-present threat of nuclear war educates ensuing generations and strengthens our common resolve to work for a nuclear-free world in the future.
The Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance Committee
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Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center would like to thank members of the community who have offered their support through donations and services particularly for our children. The return to school for many of our children can be financially daunting for their parents. The average cost per child for school supplies is approximately $120 per child; add the cost of clothes, shoes and miscellaneous items and soon the cost doubles or triples, creating a financial hardship on the families. For many families it becomes a tough decision whether to provide school supplies, buy food or pay bills.
Many members of the community have joined together to assist the families and their children with the cost of school supplies. Street Bikers United is an organization that represents and supports various motorcycle clubs throughout the state; on Maui, the organization raised funds to provide assistance to more than 200 children on Maui and Molokai. Donors included Street Bikers United, the Haleakala Lions Club, the Kahului Airport Lions Club, the Maui Lions Club, Maria Lanakila Church, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Madison Avenue Beauty and Boutique, Great Styles and Cuts, Four Seasons Lanai, ILWU Maui Division, Golden State Foods Hawaii, Leina Hatori, Lean Staton, family and friends.
Because of your contributing efforts, many of our children will return to school well prepared without placing a financial hardship on their families.
Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center