LIHU‘E — Through Christmas Eve, The Garden Island will share daily, front-page stories about families and individuals (we don’t use their real names), who are facing challenges and would appreciate a little help this holiday season.
The Christmas Fund is an avenue for everyone to provide that assistance. Donations are used by Zonta Club members to purchase gift certificates that are in turn distributed to families and individuals through social-service agencies.
Each donation is accounted for and recorded. There are no administrative costs involved, and money goes directly to provide for those in need of Christmas presents and groceries.
If you hold a fundraiser for the Christmas Fund, let us know and we’ll spread the word. Anyone making a donation of $200 or more can have their picture published in TGI.
Also, for every $250 donation given to the Christmas Fund, Hale Uluwehi Charitable Foundation will match up to $5,000.
Donations may be made by way of the website, Zonta-Kaua‘i.org, or checks can be made payable to The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation, P.O. Box 3032, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.
The following are some stories we would like to share with our readers.
• Tita is a senior, who enjoys going to the beach and swimming. Tita often volunteers with various church groups and organizations to keep busy. This holiday it would be wonderful to provide Tita with something special, as she often is so generous with her time. Tita would really appreciate some new cake pans, as she loves to bring her famous cakes when she volunteers.
• Adam and Eve have three children ages 1 to 5. Adam’s father Moses also just moved in with them, as he is retired and can help watch the children while Adam and Eve are working. Their oldest David loves to play with Lego’s, and Sarah and Luke enjoy their stuffed animals. This holiday it would be nice to provide the family with some new toys for the children and a jacket for grandpa Moses, and a new rice cooker for Adam and Eve.
Source: The Garden Island