Members of management and staff at the Aloha Beach Resort-Kauai at Wailua chose Kauai Economic Opportunity, Incorporated for their Employee Community Service Program for 2005, they announced.
Last month, Sady Riggan, Robb Naumu and Stephanie Saladaga, representing the employees of the Aloha Beach Resort-Kauai, presented food items to representatives of KEO’s Emergency Food Pantry, and also presented a monetary donation of $1,000 to purchase more food for the needy, they said.
All donations and proceeds came directly from the employees.
They were able to raise money through a silent auction, with the highest bidders receiving trips, hotel stays, and many other great prizes donated by various businesses throughout Hawai‘i, a hotel spokesperson said.
The employees also held a bake sale in conjunction with the monthly visit from the Alu Like kupuna, the hotel spokesperson added.
The employees also conducted a food drive, and they were able to collect about 200 pounds of food that was also donated to KEO leaders.
In making the presentation, Naumu, the hotel’s rooms control supervisor, said, “Each year, we are thankful for what we have received, and in return would like to share a little with those who are less fortunate.” Accepting the donation for KEO were Cherisse Zaima, intake person; Johnny Yago, case manager; and Fred Maximo, director.