Emergency shelter gets $100,000 grant
The Ellen M. Koenig Memorial Fund
of the Hawaii Community Foundation
awarded $100,000 to support the Institute of Human Services
Women and Family Emergency Shelter for 2008. The funds provide food, clothing, case management, housing and other services.
Hale Na'au Pono (Waianae Coast Community Mental Health Center)
received $150,000 from the Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund
of the Hawaii Community Foundation. The grant will be used for a two-year stop-smoking program for patients with serious mental illness.
The center also was given $50,000 from the Hawaii Medical Service Association Foundation to support an alcohol and drug treatment program with native Hawaiian cultural values in Waianae.
The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
hosted the 10th annual West Hawaii Cancer Symposium in September and the annual Run for Hope
fundraiser. The event raised about $70,000 for the American Cancer Society
to help West Hawaii patients travel to Oahu for tests and treatments not available in Kona.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin