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Fundraiser set for May 26 to benefit keiki summer camp

We were so excited to have our very first “real big” charity event and were able to raise lots of money for our camp on O’ahu!! YEA!! Thank you for all those who helped with this awesome poker tournament. (Yes, this is all legal, we are not gambling; this is merely all part of our charity event.) And our first one on Big Island is scheduled for May 26th.

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Hospice of Hilo seeking volunteers

MEDIA RELEASE With the opening of Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama a Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Care Center, the organization now seeks needed volunteers to help bring comfort and enhance the quality of life for patients. “Some of the needs of Hospice of Hilo have changed and we are seeking volunteers to fill different roles,” [...]

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Hospice of Hilo’s Celebration of Life (May 3)

Hospice of Hilo is inviting the community to come out for its 10th Annual Celebration of Life, a free community event, on May 3, at the Wailoa State Park.

The event will feature Hospice of Hilo’s 2.3 mile Walk to Remember starting at 5 p.m. followed by food, live entertainment and the launching of the luminaries on the Wailoa River at dusk. Registration will begin from 3:30 pm.

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TLC for Manuka Natural Area Reserve

MEDIA RELEASE Saturday marked the fifth year that Hawaii Wildlife Fund (HWF) has teamed up with the state’s Natural Area Reserve crew to clean up a stretch of coastline within the Manuka Natural Area Reserve (NAR), which extends from Ka‘u into South Kona. During this time, more tahn 130 people have helped haul more than [...]

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Rotary Club of Hilo Bay donates ‘sweat equity’ to YWCA

MEDIA RELEASE The YWCA of Hawaii Island received a $10,000 grant from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Friends Program, earned by the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay (RCHB) sweat equity. Rotarians worked for four hours Feb. 22, painting the YWCA’s preschool center in warm vanilla and bright persimmon, the YWCA’s signature color. The work [...]

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McDonald’s donates $45,000 to robotics teams

MEDIA RELEASE McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii is donating more than $45,000 to the Hawaii robotics teams at this year’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition. McDonald’s owner-operators presented a check Saturday during the competition’s opening ceremony for $40,666, which will be divided among the 29 competing Hawaii [...]

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Malaai School Garden ‘Art & Sol’ benefit auction (April 13)

MEDIA RELEASE When America’s culinary superstars from national television and the James Beard Foundation come to Waimea Middle School’s Malaai garden to teach cooking fundamentals to excite students about culinary careers, you can bet what students remember most is how delicious the class was. One of the most memorable tastings during the recent visit to [...]

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Mazie K. Hirono

Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act poised for Obama signature

MEDIA RELEASE The House of Representatives passed legislation Monday sponsored by Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Dean Heller (R-NV), Harry Reid (D-NV), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) that provides expedited tax relief for Americans making charitable donations in support of Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts in the Philippines. The bill was sponsored in the U.S. House of [...]

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‘A Walk for Pauahi’ (March 26)

MEDIA RELEASE WHO: Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus National Honor Society Keaau Chapter WHAT: The National Honor Society is hosting its second annual Walk for Pauahi. All the proceeds generated from this event will be donated to the Ke Alii Pauahi Foundation – KS Hawaii NHS Scholarship. Each participant will receive a complimentary kahiau wristband for [...]

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OMKM seeking volunteers for fireweed pulls

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) is seeking community volunteers to participate in its monthly Malama Maunakea campaign to protect the mountain’s fragile resources. Community members are encouraged to sign up for open volunteer days – Saturday, April 19; Saturday, June 7 or Saturday, July 26. “Our overarching goal at the Office [...]

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Zonta Club of Hilo assists women at HOPE Services Resource Center

The Zonta Club of Hilo recently helped women at the HOPE Services Resource Center feel magnificent for the day. “The Magnificent Me!” project helped women returning from incarceration as well as living in HOPE’s homeless shelter build self-esteem.

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Kona Subaru ‘Share the Love’

MEDIA RELEASE Subaru Hawaii has announced its “Share the Love” sales event raised $7,500 for Hawaii Island Humane Society. And, as the winner of Subaru Hawaii’s Facebook fan page voting contest, Hawaii Island Humane Society earned an extra $5,000 donation, for a grand total of $12,500. The “Share the Love” event donated $250 for every [...]

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