Bank donates to programs for homeless
American Savings Bank
donated $10,000 to the Institute for Human Services
to maintain and expand its programs and services for homeless families and individuals on Oahu. IHS facilitates long-term solutions to homelessness, and provides health services, substance abuse or mental illness treatments, and employment assistance.
Throughout June, Big Island Toyota donated $50 to The Arc of Hilo for each car sold. The funds will go toward Arc's goal to raise $1 million for a new community training center. Its client base has grown to 460 from 230 in the last five years. The Arc of Hilo earns more than 50 percent of its annual budget by providing contracted services to the community.
Kapalua Maui Charities donated $300,000 to seven Maui nonprofit beneficiaries, raised through the 2008 Professional Golf Association Tour's Mercedes-Benz Championship. The recipients include the Boy Scouts of America-Maui County Council, Friends of the Children's Justice Center, Hale Makua, J. Walter Cameron Center, Ka Lima O Maui, Lahainaluna High School Foundation and the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin