The Garden Island and the Zonta Club of Kaua’i are again teaming up with the community to try and make the holidays a little happier for those in need.
Every year, the community is asked to make donations to the Zonta/Garden Island Christmas Fund.
With the help of community agencies, Zonta Club members identify families who will not have a merry Christmas without our help. Every day from now until Christmas, The Garden Island will publish stories about people who could use some assistance. The names have been changed to protect their privacy but the stories are all actual case histories of people living on Kaua’i.
Monies collected are used to fulfill their wishes whenever possible. Checks and money orders may be sent to Zonta/Garden Island Christmas Fund, c/o The Garden Island, P.O. Box 231, Lihue HI 96766. Donations may also be dropped off at The Garden Island office at 3137 Kuhio Highway in Lihu’e during office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Because Zonta Club of Kaua’i is classified by the IRS as a 501C4, donations are not tax-deductible. There are no administrative costs and all donations are used to brighten the holiday season for the less fortunate.) Christmas Fund organizers hope their neighbors cotinue their traditional generosity. For more information on Zonta Club of Kaua’i, call 822-9882).
For more information on the Christmas Fund, call Rita at 245-3681, ext. 241.
Gift certificates and clothes on family’s wish list
Rose is a 6 month old preemie who lives with his mom, grandparents and older siblings, Don 14, Jane 12, Mark 12, Mary 9. Dad is currently not available to help with Rose’s care. Mom is struggling financially and gets many of their clothes at the Salvation Army. This family would appreciate some new clothes, diapers for Rose and some gift certificates to purchase other essential items.
Shoes, clothes, videos needed for youngsters
Mark is 2 years old with some autistic like behaviors. His older brother who is 3 years old has development delays. Mother is a single parent. When mom cooks, etc. Mark & his brother John 3, enjoy watching videos – Barney, Sesame Street, etc. These videos are wearing out and they would enjoy new ones as well as some new clothes, shoes and books and storage boxes. It won’t take much to make their Christmas a happy one.
Grandson needs helpful hand
Edgar is a 1 1/2 year old with developmental delays. He lives with his grandmother due to his mom and dad’s unstable relationship. Edgar has been exposed to some violent behavior and is emotionally very needy. Grandmother tries to make his life a pleasant one but would appreciate some new clothes, shoes, diapers, and educational toys books, puzzles, blocks, etc. and child size table & chairs.