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PCC Hosting Polynesian Football Heroes Tribute, Jan. 24

- FREE Admission to Hear From, Get Autographs of Special Honorees, ex-NFL Stars -

Laie, Hawaii – January 15, 2014 –The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is hosting a special, free event celebrating the football stars of Polynesia and inviting fans young and old to come meet them on Friday, January 24, starting at 3:30 p.m. 

Called the Polynesian Football Heroes Tribute, this one-of-a-kind, community-inspired event will allow attendees to participate in a question-and-answer forum with the special honorees and former NFL players, followed by autograph signings. 

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced the return of its corporate giving program, Awareness Powered by Volta, a community service outreach program specifically designed to help non-profit and community groups with building awareness by providing them free advertising space worth thousands of dollars on Volta’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station kiosks.

“We had a great response to the contest last year, and were able to provide both HUGS and Blue Planet with free ad space,” said Arden Penton, Director of Media and Operations.  “In fact, we ended up extending their free space from three months to eight months, for a total value of $25,000 in free ads. We want to help more community-based groups again this year, so we decided to run the contest again.”

The Howard Hughes Corporation® Establishes The Ward Village Foundation

The Howard Hughes Corporation® Establishes The Ward Village Foundation

 

The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), developers of Ward Village, Honolulu’s urban master-planned community, today launched the Ward Village Foundation with an initial commitment of $1 million. The foundation has been established to support local non-profits and programs that align with the company’s vision and the foundation’s core initiatives of culture, community and environment.

 

The Ward Village Foundation will serve as a permanent non-profit corporation connected to the company’s efforts to build a bright and vibrant future in Honolulu. The foundation will initially distribute $1 million to worthy non-profits and projects over the next two years. 

 

Turtle Bay Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants and Scholarships to North Shore Nonprofits, Students

Turtle Bay Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants and Scholarships to North Shore Nonprofits, Students
The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants and scholarships to a total of 37 nonprofit organizations and college-bound students on the North Shore (see list below).

This marked the inaugural presentation of financial awards by the Foundation, which was established last year to create a formal process to raise money for support of deserving nonprofits groups and college students on the North Shore, stretching from Waialua to Ka‘a‘awa. All of this year’s recipients either live on the North Shore or Ko‘olauloa or serve the needs of others living in these communities, a requirement for receiving Foundation support.

Architects Hawaii to build new art space at St. Andrews Priory

Architects Hawaii to build new art space at St. Andrews Priory

Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL) is currently working on one of their newest 1% projects for 2014 – collaborating with the St. Andrews Priory School for Girls in achieving their vision for a new art facility. Through their 1% Program, AHL is providing pro bono architectural services for this renovation that will benefit the Upper School art classes and workshops.

“We are transforming the school’s ‘shower house,’ into a light-filled, inspiring space that will spark the creativity of the Priory students,” said Bettina Mehnert, AHL CEO.

The 1,000-square-feet wood building was originally built in 1954 as a shower facility for the PE students. The space has become storage for the campus located in Honolulu.

Women's Fund of Hawaii awards seven grants to nonprofits empowering women and children

Women's Fund of Hawaii awards seven grants to nonprofits empowering women and children

Women’s Fund of Hawai'i (WFH) announced today that it has awarded grants totaling $32,500 to seven nonprofit organizations that provide innovative, grassroots programs that empower women and girls in Hawaii. 

“Women’s Fund Hawai'i looks for innovative programs that may not easily obtain other grant funding. There are some unique and extremely effective programs that are addressing pressing issues for women, and our grants provide the opportunities for new solutions,” said Beth Whitehead, chair of the board for Women’s Fund of Hawai'i.

“We are particularly pleased this year to grow our grant program and award seven grants, thanks to the generosity of so many people who understand that women and girls need our special support,” noted Laura M. Lott, WFH grants chair for 2013. Including the 2013 grants, WFH has awarded $376,636 since 2005.

The 2013 Hawai'i grant recipients are: