Single mom wishes for household goods

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Cyndi Ayonon, chair of the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Holiday Fund, accepts a $300 donation from Junior Ehia of Garden Island Auto Sales Wednesday afternoon as Camille Murray gets ready to drive off in a late-model car.

Tiana is a single mother of four, two of which are living with her. She is currently living in a communal house and working to get her other two children. Prior to communal living, Tiana was staying with family and friends to avoid staying outdoors. This situation was not ideal for getting her children back.

Tiana called and asked for help, and was able to get into her current housing and get two of her children back. With the assistance of social services, Tiana was able to find housing for her and her two children, and is working on getting her other children back. Tiana would be grateful for pots, pans, utensils, toiletries, towels, linens and curtains for her new home.

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.

• Daisy is an elderly woman who attempted suicide to get away from her husband who was using drugs. She is trying to find a stable home for herself. She loves her teas and meditation.

• Moku is a 22-year-old male who lives in Hanama‘ulu with his mother and stepfather. Moku is disabled and requires someone to be with him at all times. He has extended family who help with taking care of Moku. Any funding assistance to support his family with everyday expenses will be most appreciated.

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