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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Grants & awards

Advertiser Staff

Charity Walk donates $2,000

The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council has been awarded $2,000 from the Visitor Industry Charity Walk to support its High School Global Education Outreach Program. The Hawaii Hotel Association sponsors the annual Charity Walk.

Golfer gives HUGS $50,000

Brian Baker of Iowa, a frequent participant in the Sony Open golf tournament, has donated $50,000 to HUGS, (Help, Understanding and Group Support), a nonprofit group that provides support services for families with seriously ill children. Baker's gift amounts to 25 percent of HUGS' annual operating budget.

Five contributions total $29,500

The Mental Health Association of Hawai'i has received grants earmarked to support its public education and community action activities. Provided were:

  • $25,000 from the Hawai'i Community Foundation in support of the association's Advance Psychiatric Directive project.
  • $1,500 from Eli Lilly and Co.
  • $1,500 from Janssen Pharmaceutical.
  • $1,000 from Bank of Hawaii to reprint "Have You Hugged Your Keiki Today?" bumper stickers.
  • $500 from the Lawrence Newbold Brown Memorial Foundation in support of the association's speakers bureau.

The Mental Health Association is an Aloha United Way agency that works through public education and community action to end the myths and misconceptions about mental illnesses and to improve mental health services for children, adults, families and elders in Hawai'i.

Cancer program granted $3,000

The Cooke Foundation Ltd. has awarded a $3,000 grant to the American Cancer Society to help pilot a cancer control program for Native Hawaiians and homestead communities on Moloka'i. The program will seek to reduce cancer mortality and incidence rates among Native Hawaiians through improved diet, lifestyle changes and screening services.

Hawai'i Friends gets $5,000

Hawai'i Friends of Civic and Law Related Education was awarded $5,000 by the Public Health Fund of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai'i. The grant is for the Violence Prevention Through Literacy program designed by Hawai'i Friends for secondary students at risk of dropping out of school. The students read, discuss and distribute picture books concerning conflict to elementary schools. Wai'anae and Kaimuki High Schools are participating.

Other interested secondary schools are asked to call Lorenn Walker at 637-2385.

Goodwill gets $10,000 award

Goodwill has been awarded $10,000 by the Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation toward a customized leadership training program to guide its supervisors and managers.