Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:
PACE Supply and Dorvin D. Leis Co. Inc., donated 128 new MTI Designer Collection tubs to Habitat for Humanity Maui in May.
Habitat Maui has built or renovated 89 homes on the island since 1997 and has another 23 in the works. The affiliate also operates ReStore, where donated items are sold to the public to raise funding. The donation of tubs supported Habitat Maui through the ReStore and raised money to build new homes.
Max Tornai, director of development and community relations for Habitat for Humanity Maui, thanked the donors for their support.
"The Habitat for Humanity Maui affiliate is currently constructing a 16-unit condominium in Wailuku, which will fulfill the dream of homeownership for 16 very well-deserving local partner families who have struggled finding long-term affordable housing. The donation of these beautiful acrylic soaking tubs from PACE Supply and Dorvin D. Leis Co. will support construction efforts and help make these dreams a reality."
The Will Smith Foundation sponsored 8-year-old Maddie Vierra at Maui Surfer Girls weeklong summer girls surf camp this month at Olowalu.
Each year since Will's death in 2007, the foundation has provided scholarships to Maui girls to join other local girls and visiting girls alike in a weeklong adventure, including visits to local attractions, arts and crafts, learning to surf, and most importantly, building self-esteem and friendships.
Visit www.willsmithfoundation.org for more information on scholarship opportunities for local keiki.
Central Pacific Bank has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help residents on the Big Island and Maui who were affected by Hurricane Iselle.
The funds will help American Red Cross continue its efforts to provide food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance to those in need, according to a news release.
"We hope that the affected families will continue to get the basic necessities and some comfort during this difficult time," said John Dean, chairman and chief executive officer of Central Pacific Bank.