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Duke’s takeout today benefits Boys & Girls Club

LIHU‘E — Today, the day’s takeout sales from Duke’s Canoe Club Kaua‘i will be donated to the Boys &Girls Club of Hawai‘i’s Great Futures Day fundraiser to benefit keiki on Kaua‘i.

“We are committed to creating meaningful impact within our community here at Duke’s,” said Derek Kessler, general manager at Duke’s Canoe Club Kaua‘i.

“Partnerships like this allow us to continue the legacy of Duke Kahanamouku, the ambassador of aloha, who always showed love and support for his community. Mahalo to the Boys &Girls Club of Hawai‘i on Kaua‘i for giving us the opportunity to help in building a brighter tomorrow.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2019 to 2020 the proportion of mental-health-related emergency-department visits increased by 24 percent among U.S. children ages five to 11 and 31 percent for adolescents ages 12 to 17.

The pandemic has been especially hard on Hawai‘i’s children and their mental health, with one in four middle-school students having suicidal thoughts. Boys &Girls Clubs of Hawaii seeks to improve these statistics by supporting all young people through programs that allow them to reach their full potential.

Today, the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and guests are invited to pre-order takeout at, or place an order by calling 808-246-9599.

Great Futures Day is a time for the entire community to work towards giving keiki the future they deserve.

The funds raised on Great Futures Day will support programs offered at the Boys &Girls Clubs of Hawai‘i, including those focused on character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation, and arts and culture.
Source: The Garden Island

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