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Kaua‘i Federal Credit Union donates to Christmas Fund

The Morgans are an elderly couple that is trying their best to stay afloat living on a fixed income. The pandemic has affected the supplemental income they were earning to help with monthly expenses. Although they have a very supportive family, they are unable to help out with expenses, including meals.

Over the past few months, their health has been in decline, adding an additional layer of stress on the couple. With the holiday fast approaching, the Morgans would be grateful for anything that would help them be able to contribute and celebrate the season with family and friends.

The Christmas Fund can also help Turner, a 56-year old gentleman who found himself homeless for 4 years and was camping at various beaches on Kaua‘i.

Recently, Turner was able to secure a one-bedroom rental with the help of a permanent supportive housing program. With a roof over his head, he is now able to focus on his substance abuse issues.

It would be a wonderful welcome home gift if he was presented with a lamp and lamp table for his bedroom. Turner is a very humble man and does not ask much for himself and is very happy that he has a roof over his head this holiday season.

Through Christmas Eve, The Garden Island will share daily, front-page stories about families (we don’t use their real names) facing challenges and who would appreciate a little help.

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.

Donations may be made by way of the website, Zonta-Kauai.org, or checks can be made payable to The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation, P.O. Box 3032, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

• Mori is the rock of his family. He has helped raise his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. He has always been happy to lend a helping hand from helping build family homes to taking children to the park.

Mori has also been a community volunteer for many many years and is loved by all who have the pleasure of meeting him.

At the age of 95, Mori has begun to slow down a little and is having a hard time adjusting to not being able to help as he once could which has caused some depression issues. A little extra holiday would go along way in brightening Masa’s holiday season.

• Miles is a 69-year old musician with a service animal. He was chronically homeless for many years and lived in a vehicle, until he received assistance from a permanent supportive housing program.

Miles experiences mental health issues and in the past lived with substance abuse. Now clean and sober, Miles recently moved into a new rental. For a wonderful homecoming gift, Miles is in need of a dining table and a couple of chairs or some things for his kitchen.
Source: The Garden Island

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