The Kokua for Katrina Fundraiser Event held at Kapono’s was
a nine hour musical concert, with a two-hour, state-wide live broadcast and
donation call center on all of Hawaii’s television broadcast stations and
featured “the Best of the Best” of Hawaii’s musicians, entertainers and
celebrities. A list of these generous companies and individuals can be viewed at
kokuaforkatrina.org. Henry Kapono reports the fundraiser donated more than
$100,000 to The American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter, for the direct benefit of
victims of Katrina.
Petroleum recently joined forces with Aloha Harvest to aid in feeding Hawaii’s
hungry by donating $6,000 worth of fuel. Aloha Harvest is a non-profit
organization dedicated to collecting and delivering donated food to
organizations that feed Hawaii’s hungry. This donation will fuel the Aloha
Harvest truck that is used for food delivery. Pictured left to right: Chris
Chun, Aloha Harvest Executive Director, and Tom Grimes, Aloha Petroleum Vice
President/CFO and Aloha Harvest voluteer board member, visited AP’s Dillingham
station for the truck’s first fill-up.
Starbucks Coffee, the Salvation Army and the Lokahi Giving Project are once again brewing holiday cheer for Hawaii’s children and elderly by launching the “Give a Gift, Receive a Latte” program at Starbucks Coffee stores in Hawaii (excluding airport terminal locations and Barnes & Nobles Cafes) from November 21 through December 26, 2005. Customers can drop off a new unwrapped gift (suggested value of $5.00 or greater) at Starbucks Coffee and receive a coupon for a complimentary tall Starbucks coffee or tea beverage. This special partnership between Starbucks, the Salvation Army and KHON-TV helps bring holiday cheer to families in need.
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center raised $250,000 at its first major
fundraising event held on Saturday, October 22 at Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina.
March of Dimes raised $463,000 at the 2005 Governors’ Ball. More than 800
people attended the black tie event, which honored Robin K. Campaniano and AIG
Hawaii Insurance Company, Inc. for their dedication to community service. Anna
Eleanor Roosevelt, granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, presented
Campaniano, president and CEO of AIG Hawaii, with the Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Award for Distinguished Community Service.
and Children Together (PACT) has been awarded funding for youth substance abuse
prevention in the Kaneohe and Kahaluu areas from the Federal Drug-Free
Communities Support Program of SAMSHA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration. PACT will receive $100,000 per year, renewable for five
years, for community-wide efforts to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
by school-aged youth in the 96744 zipcode.
The Hawaii Dodge Chrysler Jeep Dealers Association
dealerships will participate in a national effort to collect care packages
through the end of the year to send to military deployed overseas as part of
“Operation Gratitude,” a national nonprofit, all-volunteer organization,
assembling and mailing more than 30,000 care packages to deployed troops for
delivery by the Holidays. “Operation
Gratitude” will begin collecting donations at Jeep dealerships around Hawaii
immediately. Supporters are encouraged to drop off snack and entertainment items
ranging from energy bars to tuna salad kits, from CDs to DVDs. The list also
includes: disposable cameras, pre-paid phone cards, handheld electronic
games, commercially wrapped individual packets of trail mix, beef jerky,
nuts, sunflower seeds, candy and commercially sealed lip balm.