Khloe and Kai are young parents to three young children. Working and homeless, they have struggled to afford a rental in their price range. Khole recently gave birth to their youngest child, a girl, two months ago. They have struggled to find a home they could afford. Recently, they were lucky enough to be offered housing in their budget.
They are excited to move their family into a new home, especially since welcoming their youngest. The family would appreciate assistance with some pots, pans, towels, toiletries, utensils, linens and curtains.
Through Christmas Eve, The Garden Island will share daily, front-page stories about families (we don’t use their real names) facing challenges and who would appreciate a little help.
The Christmas Fund is an avenue for everyone to provide that assistance. Donations are used by Zonta Club members to purchase gift certificates that are in turn distributed to families and individuals through social-service agencies.
Each donation is accounted for and recorded. There are no administrative costs involved, and money goes directly to provide for those in need of Christmas presents and groceries.
If you hold a fundraiser for the Christmas Fund, let us know and we’ll spread the word.
Anyone making a donation of $150 or more can have their picture published in TGI.
Donations may be made by way of the website, Zonta-Kaua‘i.org, or checks can be made payable to The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation, P.O. Box 3032, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.
• Nalani is a 14-year-old girl. She has experienced assault by three different perpetrators throughout her life, and also experienced severe bullying by peers. She feels particularly targeted due to her physical disability, as well as her learning disability. She has had a particularly difficult year after her mother became ill and has undergone many surgeries and medical procedures. Nalani is very worried about her mother. She is a sweet, funny youth who loves to spend time with her mother and brother, watch shows and cook. This Christmas, she hopes for a device to listen to music, video games and clothes.
• June is 99 years young and has a sweet, caring, and great sense of humor. She lives with her daughter, who is her caregiver. June lives on a very-limited income, which also covers the multitude of hospital bills and expenses that have incurred due to her various health challenges.
June and her daughter are very cognizant of their financial situation, and are extremely frugal in their spending, which is used primarily for groceries and basic necessities. She enjoys participating in arts and crafts activities, singing, and likes to “conduct” music. June would be most appreciative to have new clothing and a jacket that will keep her comfortable and warm during this holiday season.