La Pietra helps needy children
La Pietra Middle School students have collected enough supplies and gifts to fill 65 backpacks for homeless children in Wai'anae. The backpacks are jammed with school supplies, toiletries and fun presents donated during a schoolwide drive.
The gifts will be delivered to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
COMMITTEE CARES ABOUT 'EWA BEACH
The 'Ewa Beach Community Trust Fund's advisory committee has recommended grants in support of disabled athletes, a cooling mist system for a school campus and an educational program to preserve 'Ewa Beach's ocean-oriented traditions.
'Ewa Beach Elementary School's physical education students will benefit from the cooling mist system. Funds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club's Hale Pono 'Ewa Beach, which is devoted to preserving the area's seaside history and traditions. Funds received by Hawaii Special Olympics are earmarked for disabled youth who enjoy bowling.
GIFT DONATES PARTY PROCEEDS
Two nonprofits, the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and the North Shore Community Land Trust, recently received $55,000 each. The funds were proceeds from GIFT Foundation of Hawaii's fourth annual costume gala, held each October.
GIFT is a volunteer organization run by young professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in the community.
AIG SUPPORTS TOYS FOR TOTS
Toys for Tots recently picked up more than 200 toys from AIG Hawaii for Hawai'i's needy keiki. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps arrived in Humvees to collect the holiday gifts. AIG Hawaii employees formed an assembly line to help the Marines load their Humvees.