Monday, May 17, 1999

YWCA will
launch its final push
this week toward
a $10 million goal

Lt. Gov. Hirono is heading up
the fund-raising campaign

Star-Bulletin staff


The final phase of a $10 million fund-raising effort by the YWCA of Oahu gets under way this week, led by Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono.

Hirono will meet with nearly 100 volunteers at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Laniakea Center on Richards Street as chairwoman of the YWCA's Community Campaign.

The campaign's goal is $300,000. Hirono said raising that amount will push the YWCA over the $6 million mark in its overall effort, and open the way for foundation challenge grants to reach $10 million.

"The YWCA of Oahu has done so much for women, children and families for the last century," she said. "This is our chance to help get it ready to meet the needs of the next century."

Volunteers recruited by Hirono have enlisted others who will approach businesses and members on Oahu, the YWCA said.

The organization is seeking the $10 million to renovate and restore three facilities: the 11-acre Camp Kokokahi on Kaneohe Bay, a transitional housing residence in Makiki. and the historic Laniakea Center.

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