Clothes, crayons would brighten their holidays

Staff at The Garden Island newspaper and members of the Zonta Club of Kauai are again teaming up this year, and asking the community to help make the holidays happier for lessfortunate residents through the Zonta/The Garden Island Christmas Fund.

Most people look forward each year to the merriment and cheer of the holiday season, but there are far too many residents who barely make ends meet every day.

From now through Christmas Eve, this 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, please contact Joy at 245-3677.

A new blouse or dress would make Mrs. Taiko happy

Mrs. Taiko lives with her daughter and family, and has very limited income. All of her income goes to pay for her medication and recent hospital bills. She continues to wear the same clothes, as she cannot afford to buy new items. A new blouse or dress would make her so happy.

Sara would love new coloring books and crayons

Sara is mentally handicapped, lives in a care home, and doesn’t have any family members on the island. She loves to color and draw, and would be happy to receive new coloring books, crayons, and colored pens for the holidays.

A new jacket would warm Ben’s holidays

Ben is an outgoing person who has a mental disability and lives in a care home. All of his family members have passed away, and he has very limited contact with his relatives. He loves to go window-shopping at the mall, and receiving a new jacket for the holidays would make him so happy.

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