Maui group helps nonprofit organizations
Kapalua Maui Charities Inc
. gave a record $508,560 from proceeds of the 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship to several nonprofit organizations. A $20,000 fund was set aside for these West Maui projects: Lahaina Complex After-School Tutor Project
to purchase supplies; the Maui Humane Society
for its feral animal program; and the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership
for the purchase of a truck.
This year's recipients also included a new Lahainaluna High School Scholarship Endowment Fund; Community Work Day Program; 10 Lahainaluna High School students and two teachers to attend a sustainable agriculture conference held on the Big Island; Maui Day Care Centers for Senior Citizens & Disabled Inc.; and the Theatre Maui to purchase video equipment.
The Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America promoted five Laie residents to the highest rank of Eagle Scout: Castle K.F. Leota of Troop 7; Amona F.K. Leota of Troop 145; Derick T. Leota of Team 7; Cody Wong of Crew 2007; and Clifton Wong of Team 7.
Waste Management of Hawaii donated $7,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank to provide nearly 30,000 pounds of rice for Leeward Coast outlets.
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