School raises cash for diabetes research
The Hawaii Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
was given $13,000 by Mililani Middle School's
400 students, who raised the funds in a walk-athon last fall. The students had learned about the effects of an incurable Type 1 diabetes that primarily affects children.
The city collected more than 500 toys for the annual Toys for Tots
drive Dec. 1-16 at Honolulu Hale, part of the 23rd annual Honolulu City Lights celebration.
More than 150 toys were collected during the appearance of the Star Wars' 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers. The Toys for Tots Program is run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
, one of the largest defense contractors in Hawaii, donated $107,000 to the University of Hawaii Foundation
for six scholarships at the university's College of Engineering. Of the six scholarships, four are for students who have participated in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics program.
Paepae o He'eia
, a nonprofit based at He'eia Fishpond in Windward Oahu, received $65,250 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
to support its community efforts to refurbish the fishpond's sea wall.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin