Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui would like to thank the Maui community and all the donors who sent our agency monetary donations in memory of Gary Frampton.
Frampton was our first executive director for BBBS Maui. He was hired in 1971. He was well qualified for the position, having first been a caseworker for Big Brothers for five years and the executive director of Catholic Big Brothers of Los Angeles.
Gary stayed on as executive director until 1985. In 2007, we had the fine opportunity to reconnect with Gary and invited him back to join our board of directors.
Gary had so much information and history with our agency that he was thrilled and happy to share. That very same year, Gary was recognized and presented the Angel Award.
Thank you Frampton Ohana for all the years dedicated to our agency and for the continued support. Gary will be missed but never forgotten!
JD Wyatt, executive director
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui
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Mahalo nui loa to Meyer Computer Inc. for updating and upgrading our website.
A Keiki's Dream and Sammy Keiki's Aloha Fund are the two programs that we operate. Both programs work with children who face major challenges who live here in Maui County who we seek to support at a critical time.
We do not get any government money and little in the way of grants and depend almost entirely on private donations to operate. So it very important that we get our stories out to the public, and our outdated website just did not serve us well in this regard.
As a small nonprofit we did not have the resources to update our website. That was when Meyer Computer stepped up to help us and donated the costs of upgrading our website.
They were very easy to work with, professional, knowledgeable and creative. We are very thankful for this generous donation and encourage you to visit our website at www.akeikisdream.org to see the results of their good work and to learn more about A Keiki's Dream and Sammy's Keiki Aloha Fund.
A Keiki's Dream
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Mahalo to Imua Family Services' board, staff, volunteers and fabulous community supporters for a successful Camp Imua 2013.
More than 50 of our developmentally delayed Maui keiki were once again treated to five days of sheer fun and truly felt extra special. Your big hearts brought even bigger smiles. Bless you all for your generous contribution. These special children can't wait for next year.
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What an awesome week on Maui. First, Basketball Maui was June 10 to 15 at the Lahaina Civic Center. It had a basketball clinic with pro players and coaches. On Friday, there was a free concert under the stars with special guest speakers, food booths and a fun zone for the keiki, plus information booths for nonprofit organizations. Also, at least 10 churches came together as one. The vision and leadership to bring 3,000-plus people out on a Friday evening is well appreciated.
Derek G. Smith