WAILUA — Kenny Ishii said there should be more fund-raising containers “planted” around the island.
“The Kauai Shrine Club needed money,” Ishii said. “I told them they could put a container at Ono Family Restaurant and come collect the money when the container fills. It’s only a little because people drop their change, but when you add up all the little gifts, it adds up.”
Shrine Club member Stanton Pa, a former club president, said the transportation fund needed help to get children to treatment facilities on Oahu.
“Kenny was kind enough to let us leave a container at the restaurant,” Pa said. “The help it generated was enough to get the transportation program off the ground and now, we are able to get kids who need treatment beyond what Kauai can provide off the island.”
The Kauai Shrine Club acknowledged Ishii’s generosity with a Certificate of Appreciation.
“There is no effort involved in this,” Ishii said. “We just let the Kauai Shriners leave a collection container. The idea of a lot of little adding up is not new. Mary Lardizabal and the Kapaa Middle School chorus and ukulele band had a container there for a while, too. We need to have more of these containers planted around the island to help all those who need help.”