Honors and grants
The Autism Society of America has appointed society president and Honolulu resident Lee Grossman to the newly created Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. The national committee coordinates autism research and related efforts of the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies.
Grossman has been a tireless advocate at the state and national level for more than a decade, the society said.
The Salvation Army received a $35,000 grant from the Robert Emens Black Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation to support its "Spend Less, Eat Well, Feel Better" Program.
The program, established and coordinated by The Salvation Army's Family Services Office since 1998, consists of workshops designed to provide fundamental skills for household resource management.
The Chung Kun Ai Foundation has awarded $500 and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc. $10,000 to the American Cancer Society in support of childhood cancer programs.
More than 700 of Hawai'i's children are diagnosed with cancer each year, the society said. The monetary gifts will help support all three of the American Cancer Society's children's camp programs to be held this year: Camp
Anuenue, the summer camps for children ages 7 to 17; Ho'oulu Me Ka Ikaika, the teen retreat; and Families Can*Sur*Vive, the family weekend.
The G.N. Wilcox Trust presented the Kaua'i unit of the American Cancer Society with $8,400 toward the purchase of office equipment for the Kaua'i Unit information center.
The gift will enable the Kaua'i unit to expand its capabilities to provide Garden Island residents with instant access to information on the latest cancer treatments, support networks, materials and events.
The American Lung Association of Hawai'i recently accepted a $5,000 grant from the Mary F. and Walter D. Frear Eleemosynary Trust Award.
The money enables the association to continue to provide schools with the Not On Tobacco smoking-cessation program for students who volunteer to participate.