TGI/Zonta Christmas Fund drive helps many

There are some who have difficult home situations, such as Kalae.

He has been a victim of abuse from his father since he was 5 years old. His father would come home drunk and angry and use Kalae as a punching bag. Kalae’s mom tried to stop him but eventually gave up due to her own injuries. Kalae found meth and a group of friends who led him to start using drugs. He finally felt sick being high and was picked up by the police. Kalae is starting to change and make a new life for himself. He would greatly appreciate school supplies and books, since that is the only relief from the mess at home.

Through Christmas Eve, The Garden Island will share stories of families facing challenges who could use a little holiday cheer. Donations to the Christmas Fund will be distributed by Zonta Club members, who purchase gift certificates at appropriate businesses to help make their wishes come true. Each donated dollar is carefully recorded, accounted for and spent wisely. Volunteers make this program a reality. There are no paid administrators. Donations go to help individuals and families.

The Garden Island/Zonta Christmas Fund was established in the early 1980s. Yoshiko “Dimples” Kano has been the longtime chair of the Christmas Fund Committee. Organizers and recipients appreciate all contributions.

Anyone making a donation of $50 or more can have their picture presenting the check published in TGI.

Only monetary donations can be accepted. Checks, payable to Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation, can be mailed to P.O. Box 3032, Lihue, HI 96766.

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