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Hawaii Meth Project Accepting Applications for its 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Hawaii Meth Project Accepting Applications for its 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Select teens to lead anti-meth awareness and community outreach efforts statewide
 

The Hawaii Meth Project announced today that applications for its Teen Advisory Council are now available for the 2014-2015 school year. All high school students entering grades 9 through 12 for the upcoming school year and attending public, private, and home schools statewide are encouraged to apply for one of 20 available positions on the council. Each member will serve for one term concurrent with the school year, from July 2014 to June 2015. 

During their terms, Teen Advisory Council members will have the opportunity to lead and facilitate outreach in their schools and communities across the state. They will be charged with raising awareness about the importance of methamphetamine prevention, especially among Hawaii’s youth. 

Architects Hawaii prepares master plan for Palama settlement as part of community service program

Architects Hawaii prepares master plan for Palama settlement as part of community service program

Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL) is working on a master plan for Palama Settlement as part of its 1% Program, a national program that connects nonprofits with architects willing to provide pro bono services.

“Time and challenging economies have taken a toll on our facilities, and this master plan is a huge, critical first step in moving forward,” said Wendy Abe, executive director of Palama Settlement. “The work Architects Hawaii is providing is invaluable and we are truly grateful for the aloha they are extending to Palama Settlement and our community.”

Palama Settlement has nearly seven acres of property that includes facilities for various programs for the Kalihi/Palama residents, leased space to individuals and nonprofit organizations, an outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium (which is also heavily used by community sports programs), and unused space due to deteriorating conditions

Walmart Funds New Van for Jabsom’s Homeless Outreach Project

Walmart Funds New Van for Jabsom’s Homeless Outreach Project

Ray Griego, store manager for the downtown Honolulu Walmart scheduled to open in Summer 2014, joined Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Dr. Jill Omori, and medical students in Kakaako to see the Hawaii Homeless Outreach and Medical Education (H.O.M.E.) project in action.  

A $51,813 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s Hawaii State Giving Council funded the purchase of a new mobile health van. JABSOM faculty and students use the van to provide free medical clinics and outreach services weekly for the homeless in Kakaako, Honolulu, Waianae and Kalaeloa.

First insurance charitable foundation donates more than $400,000

First insurance charitable foundation donates more than $400,000

Giving Increased by More Than $28,000 Compared With 2012

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $400,000 in 2013 to 75 local nonprofit organizations, compared to $372,000 in Foundation donations for 2012.

The 2013 beneficiaries included the University of Hawaii Foundation (including for the 55 by ’25 Campaign that aims to have 55% of working-age adults hold a two- or four-year degree by the year 2025), the Hawaii Community Foundation, Enterprise Honolulu, Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Teach for America, American Red Cross and Aloha United Way.

“We congratulate our many local nonprofits for continuing to strive for a better and stronger Hawaii, and are happy to do our part as a local company,” said FICOH CEO Allen Uyeda. “We look forward to helping more organizations carry out their missions in 2014.”

Hawai‘i Community Foundation Offers Students Over $4 Million in Scholarships

Hawai‘i Community Foundation Offers Students Over $4 Million in Scholarships

The Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) is accepting online scholarship applications from Hawai‘i students seeking financial assistance to fund their higher education. With more than 180 scholarship opportunities and $4 million in scholarships available, Hawai‘i Community Foundation is the third largest private scholarship provider in the state. HCF has provided scholarships to students to achieve higher education for over 30 years, with individuals receiving an average scholarship reward of $2,200 in 2013.

“For over 30 years, Hawai‘i Community Foundation has been proud to provide students with opportunities to pursue a college education through scholarships made possible by our generous donors,” said Amy Luersen, director of philanthropic services at HCF. “As costs associated with college tuition and expenses continue to be top of mind, we hope that parents and students will take advantage of this opportunity to alleviate some of those financial pressures.”

Subaru Hawaii Donates to American Red Cross–Hawaii State Chapter and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii Donates to American Red Cross–Hawaii State Chapter and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii announced that its “Share the Love” sales event raised $7,500 for American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter and $7,500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. A check presentation was held today at Servco Subaru Honolulu.

The “Share the Love” event donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2013. In total, the “Share the Love” event raised $30,000 for a group of four great causes:  $7,500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, $7,500 for American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter, $7,500 for SPCA Maui and $7,500 for Hawaii Island Humane Society.