7 care agencies are awarded $40,000
awarded $40,000 to seven nonprofit agencies on Oahu, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island as part of its annual AlohaCare Neighbors Grant program.
These organizations focus on treatment for the aged, blind and disabled, and those suffering from substance abuse.
This year's recipients are Manawale'a, Oahu, $5,000, for a summer day camp for physically and mentally disabled and impoverished children from Waimanalo; Molokai General Hospital, $5,000, to purchase a new birthing bed; Hale Makua and Giving Back, Maui, $10,000, to support a program called Kupuna Kokua: Seniors Helping Seniors; Maui Adult Day Care Centers, $10,000, to fund the Sun Downing Program for frail elderly and seniors with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia; Hawaii Community Caregiver Network, Big Island, $5,000, for the ninth annual Carousel of Care, an all-day event to help family caregivers tend to themselves and their patients; and Tobacco Education & Assistance Program, Big Island, $5,000, for two treatment events in Pahoa to assist Puna residents in giving up smoking..
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation gave $10,000 to Make-A-Wish, Hawaii, which grants the wishes of children fighting life-threatening medical conditions.
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