Recycling group gets unique grant

Nearly $20,000 was distributed to representatives of 20 community-based organizations who received emergency and regular grant awards from officials with the Hawai‘i People’s Fund during the final two quarters of 2005.

Those at Kauai Recycling for the Arts, who use recycled glass and other items to create works of art and operate out of the soon-to-be-closed Kauai Resource Center on Ahukini Road near Lihu‘e Airport and the Lihu‘e Transfer Station, represented the only Kaua‘i-based group to receive an award.

They are using the grant funds for community-based, educational-art and recycling programs, to promote public awareness of and interest in recycling, according to the Hawai‘i People’s Fund (HPF) Web site, www.hawaiipeoplesfund.

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Other grantees include: Coalition for the Poor; Community Alliance on Prisons; GMO-Free Hawai‘i; Hui Ho‘opakele ‘Aina; Hula Girl Productions; Ike A‘o; KAHEA; Kahuina Gallery; Mala Ai Opio; Maui Peace Action; Mayor Wright Team: Youth Gang Response System; Micronesians United; Military Families Speak Out; Mission Team on Peace & Justice; Nasion Chamoru; Pacific Women’s Network; Street Beat; Stop UARC; Windward Ahupua‘a Alliance.

Proposals for the spring grantmaking cycle must be received by Monday, April 3.

Application guidelines and forms, as well as further information about recent grantees, are available from the office at 1-808-845-4800, or on the Web site, www.hawaiipeoplesfund.org.

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