• YMCA Health and Wellness Grant: $25,000 for access to YMCA facilities and programs for youth in Hale Kipa’s Oahu Foster Care programs in an effort to help them make healthier choices. The grant will provide services for up to 30 youth over the next year, including weekly classes on health, nutrition and exercise, as well as membership to YMCA facilities, fitness training, and assistance with transportation.
• Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation Grant: Awarded to nonprofit youth services organization Kupu Hawaii, which is partnering with Hale Kipa to provide the First Jobs Academy program including intensive job-skills and employer training, as well as job placement services.
• Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Grant: $5,000 through Sacred Hearts Academy as part of a community outreach project to benefit the Youth Outreach (YO!) program, which serves runaway and homeless youth and young adults on Oahu. Sacred Hearts students organized a donation drive to collect hygiene and first aid supplies for youth, in addition to packing and delivering them to YO! in Waikiki. Under this effort, YO! was also chosen as a recipient of the Weinberg Foundation grant.
• Holiday Giving Donors: Various in-kind and financial gifts from Angel Network Charities, Boys Scouts, Central Pacific Bank, Central Union Church, Dave and Busters, Richard Emery of Hawaii First/Associa, Hale Kealoha, Galen & Lisa Haneda, Innovative Concepts Church, John & Heidi Jancek, Pacific Revival Center, Rainbow Family 808, Sacred Hearts Academy, Steve & Beata Saito, Richard Sakoda, Greg Sitar, St. Clements Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Reagan & Dori Tyau, Susan Utsugi, Zorilu Villaman and Friends, Luke W.T. Yeh, YES Hawai‘i.
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