Habitat for Humanity gets $10,000
gave $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu
to help build homes for two low-income families in Waianae. The funds were used to purchase countertops, cabinets and electrical fixtures.
Checker Auto Parts gave a new 12-passenger van to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii to transport its members to various activities and special events. The donation is part of a national partnership between CSK Auto Inc. (the parent company of Checker) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Island Insurance Foundation donated $15,000 to Kids at Risk Mentoring Programs Hawaii, which focuses on improving attitudes and the learning environment of disadvantaged and at-risk youth. The nonprofit organization works with more than 6,600 students at more than 65 local schools.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs' Educational Hale awarded $50,000 to the Pacific American Foundation for career development facilitator training and certification. The funds will support Project Popoho Na Pe'a, which provides educational and career planning tools and resources to Hawaiian youth and adults to encourage self-sufficiency.
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