Big Isle astronomy center receives grant
The Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
, part of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, received a $670,000 matching grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
to support a teaching program for Big Island children. The foundation was inspired to make the donation by the pilot project, "Adopt-a-Class," in which community groups paid the admission charge for Keaukaha Elementary School students to visit Imiloa.
The Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, Hawaii Youth Symphony and Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii each received $17,000 from Toyota-Hawaii's "Fifty Days of Giving" program because of the significant contributions each has made to the community. Toyota celebrated its 50th anniversary by setting aside a portion of the proceeds from sales from March 10 through April 28.
The Hartley Foundation matched all donations up to $50,000 by Longs Drugs customers as an incentive to help "Hunger Never Takes a Vacation," a campaign to feed Hawaii's children and low-income families during the summer. The campaign was co-sponsored by Kraft Foods to make up for the meal programs put on hold during the summer months when school is out.
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