Grandmother deals with daughter’s habit

The Garden Island newspaper and the Zonta Club of Kauai are teaming up this year, and asking the community to help make the holidays happier for less-fortunate residents through the Zonta/The Garden Island Christmas Fund.

From now through Christmas Eve, 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.

Grandma needs help with Christmas

Mark is a 2-year-old child living with his grandmother because of his mother’s drug abuse. Mark receives therapy from Easter Seals and is slowly beginning to make progress in his development. In addition to Mark, his grandmother takes care of two other siblings as well as her own high school children. The grandmother is creating a positive and safe environment for all of her children and grandchildren and could really use some financial assistance to give everyone a very merry Christmas.

Clothes, kitchen items

would help Sonia

Sonia is a single parent of three children in need of some financial assistance this holiday. Her boys are growing quickly and she does the best she can to meet her family’s needs but finds it difficult on her low income. Sonia would be so happy to receive clothing for her boys and some kitchen household items to cook everyone a delicious Christmas dinner.

Food and clothing would

help tight budget

Keli‘i and Lehua are parents of three children, ages 15, 3 and 8 months. Both parents are employed but are unable to meet all of the family’s needs. Lehua is a caring and dedicated mom whose greatest desire is to raise her children in a loving and safe environment. Keli‘i, who gives so effortlessly to his children, wishes he could do more. Food and clothing would ease the tension on a very tight budget, and both parents would be filled with joy if they could get their children gifts from Santa.

• Checks should be written to Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation. Donations are tax-deductible, and should be mailed to Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation, c/o Dimples Kano, P.O. Box 3032, Lihu‘e HI 96766-6032. For more information, contact Dimples Kano at 822-9882.


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