From now through Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, The Garden Island will share stories of families who could use a little holiday cheer along with an appeal for monetary donations of any size. The names have been changed to protect their privacy.
Funds raised will be distributed to needy families by Zonta Club members, who purchase gift certificates at appropriate businesses to help make these simple wishes come true.
Because of logistical limitations, only monetary donations can be accepted. Gift certificates and used or new items, while appreciated, should not be submitted.
Checks should be written to Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation 501(c)3. Donations are tax-deductible, and should be mailed to Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation, c/o Joy Miura Koerte, P.O. Box 3996, Lihu’e, HI 96766.
For more information, contact Joy at 245-3677.
Mr. Kaniha needs aids for his loss of sight
Mr. Kaniha is a 66-year-old bachelor-living alone in low-income housing. Mr. Kaniha has always worked hard and has always been ready and willing to lend a helping hand to others even though he’s never had very much himself. But now Mr. Kaniha is the one who needs a helping hand. He has been forced to stop working because he is rapidly losing his eyesight.
Mr. Kaniha does receive a rental supplement but his medical expenses related to his loss of sight are quickly mounting. He has no family and is trying his best to come to terms with his impending blindness on his own. Mr. Kaniha would benefit greatly from visual impairment aids to make his home safer.
Warm jacket, food items would bring Rose joy
Rose is a 19-year-old developmentally disabled young lady struggling through life. She has suffered throughout her childhood and is relieved to be on her own. However, she is truly not able to support herself and often goes without much-needed personal items. Rose could use new clothes and a warm jacket for the winter.
Having a little extra to purchase food items for the holidays would also bring much joy to her this holiday season.