Caring for caregivers reaps grant

LIHUE — The Zonta Club of Kauai created “Happy Baskets” for Kauai Hospice for its caregivers Saturday under the Weinberg Foundation’s Friends program and earned big bucks for a local nonprofit at the same time.

“These are Happy Baskets, containing items which would make anyone happy,” said MaBel Fujiuchi of the Zonta Club. “They hopefully will help to lift the spirits of our caregivers.”

In return for the service project that attracted two dozen volunteers, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation will provide a $10,000 grant to a nonprofit organization of the Zonta Club’s choosing.

The selection of that club must be approved by the Weinberg board.

There are about 70 caregivers offering help to 34 families on Kauai, said Deborah Duda of Share A Care.

Last year, the Zonta Club created gift baskets for homeless people who found homes under the Weinberg Friends project.

The gift baskets helped the new residents get started on the right foot with necessary homeowner materials and supplies.

In return, the Easter Seals of Hawaii was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.


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