Preschools get grants for playgrounds
KCAA Preschools of Hawaii
has been given $200,000 by the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
, according to an announcement by Christina Cox, KCAA's president and CEO.
The funds will be used to support playground improvements totaling $905,000 at KCAA's seven nationally accredited preschools on Oahu.
The Hawaii State AFL-CIO raised nearly $61,000 at its Fifth Annual Charity Golf tournament in November for the Aloha United Way. It is the single largest fundraiser for the AUW.
The Haseko Training Fund gave $10,000 to the Ewa Beach Weed & Seed program, which helps to reduce crime in the area, for the operation of its culinary arts program for about 25 James Campbell High School students during the summer months. Haseko gave an additional $100,000 for vocational education scholarships for Ewa Beach students and grants for job-training programs.
Kumu Kahua Theatre, which focuses on new plays by Hawaii playwrights, received $25,000 from the estate of the late Roger Long, a noted actor/director and University of Hawaii professor.
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