Giving Tree helps young people

Every day on Kauai, hundreds of children leave school with nowhere to go, said Jacy Youn, executive director for the Boys & Girls Club Kauai.

“The Boys & Girls Club Kauai serves more than 1,100 young people ages 7 through 18 years old, keeping them safe and productive whenever they are not in school,” Youn said. “Boys & Girls Club Kauai operates three sites — Kapaa, Lihue, and Kekaha — with our members receiving high caliber programming in the areas of character and leadership, education and career, arts and culture, health and fitness, and healthy lifestyles. This is available at a nominal cost.”

Youn said for the past 40 years, the Boys & Girls Club Kauai has been able to provide high quality programs to the island’s youth because of the strong support it has received from local businesses and community members.

This year, for the first time, the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii is presenting The Giving Tree, an evening under the stars at the Iliahi Estate on Nov. 12..

The event will feature silent and live auctions and musical entertainment featuring the 2016 Na Hoku Hanohano Group of the Year, Maunalua. The group will be joined by Kauai’s own John Rivera Trio.

Tucked away in the hills behind Lihue town, the Iliahi Estate offers breathtaking sunset and ocean views while guests enjoy the local entertainment in a casual setting with local cuisine and specialty beverages with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. Normally, Iliahi Estate is gated off to the public.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and contributions for the auctions are also being welcomed.

Information: Tina Albao, 245-2210

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