Lainee is a mother of four. She fled from her husband, who physically abused her and isolated her and their children together from everyone. She is trying to find a stable home for her children. She enjoys perfume and skin products. Her oldest son is 16, currently in a youth challenge program, and loves basketball. Her oldest daughter is 15, and enjoys painting. Her 7-year-old daughter enjoys playing with dolls, but really wants a bicycle. Her 4-year-old son loves dinosaurs. Any of these gifts for her children would be greatly appreciated.
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.
• Kristie fled from her husband, who physically threw her out of their home. He abuses her emotionally and threatens her due to her not having her green card yet. She is working hard to get her independence back. She loves sports, yoga and running.
• Gwen fled from her husband, who was physically and emotionally abusing her. Her husband brought her here from the Philippines. The abuser threatens her, that her green-card process will not happen without him. She enjoys meditation.