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Ohana Fuels makes $5,840 donation

MEDIA RELEASE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island has recognized Ohana Fuels for awarding the agency with a check in the amount of $5,840.69 from its “Fuel Up. Do Good.” community giving program. During its fourth quarter of 2013, a portion of Ohana Fuels’ Top Tier, fuel-efficient gasoline sales from its Puainako and Leilani [...]

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36th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk (May 10)

MEDIA RELEASE May is the time of year to put on your walking “slippahs” for another fun day with family, friends and coworkers at the 36th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, sponsored by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA). Take part in a unique experience where you can eat your way through ono grinds [...]

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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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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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