Giving locally makes community impact

Jessica Else/The Garden Island

Craig LaVelle, of Kapaa, holds up the $150 money order he’s donating to Zonta Christmas Fund.

LIHUE — Stories of people needing just a little extra help this holiday season have been running in The Garden Island newspaper; stories of shut-ins needing home repairs, troubled teenagers who could use some clothes, single parents who need a little cash to make rent.