United Way application deadline Feb. 10

LIHU‘E — Potential applicants for Kaua‘i United Way Funding applications have until Feb. 10 to notify the Kaua‘i United Way of their intent to apply.

Applicants are asked to notify Lori Almarza at the Kaua‘i United Way office, and then they will be issued more information on how to apply for funding.

Nonprofit organizations that provide human services on the island can apply for Kaua‘i United Way funding for the period July 2012 through June 2013.

Eligible organizations must be able to demonstrate they have been providing services which are important to the people of Kaua‘i for at least two years.

The non-profit must receive broad community support and have held an Internal Revenue Service 501(c) (3) tax-exempt designation for at least two years.

The non-profit must also have an active, responsible board of directors who serve without compensation while conducting their work in a responsible and ethical manner, and maintain active programs and proper financial records in utilizing the group’s funds efficiently, making annual program and financial reports available to the public.

The group must seek funding from additional sources, support the Kaua‘i United Way annual campaign among its staff and the community, assist the Kaua‘i United Way annual campaign and special events throughout the year, and work cooperatively with other Kaua‘i United Way participating agencies.

A volunteer Allocations Committee will meet following the deadline to evaluate applications and interview applicants.

Email info@kauaiunitedway.org for application information, or call Almarza at 245-2043.

Currently, the Kaua‘i United Way lists 28 participating agencies including the Kaua‘i Branch of the American Red Cross, the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawai‘i-Kaua‘i, and Catholic Charities, Child and Family Service.

Participating agencies also include Easter Seals of Hawai‘i, Friends of the Kaua‘i Drug Court, the Friendship Club, Girl Scout Council of Hawai‘i, Hale Kipa-Hawai‘i Advocate Program, Hale ‘Opio Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre and Hawai‘i Food Bank, Kaua‘i Branch.

Other agencies include: Hina Mauka, Kaua‘i Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity, Homeless and Mediation programs, Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity, Kaua‘i Hospice, Leadership Kaua‘i, Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i-Kaua‘i, Life’s Bridges, Malama Pono-The HIV Service Agency of Kaua‘i, Mental Health Kokua, PATCH, the Salvation Army of Kaua‘i, the YMCA of Kaua‘i and the YWCA of Kaua‘i.

Visit www.kauaiunitedway.org for more information.

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