On Saturday, an anonymous donor gifted $5,000 to the Zonta Christmas Fund, also offering up to $5,000 more in matching donations given between now and Saturday.
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.
w Mary, mother of three, fled from her boyfriend, who was physically abusing her. She doesn’t speak or understand much English. There is a language barrier. She enjoys every moment with her children. Her oldest son is 16, and loves football. Her 11-year-old daughter enjoys arts and crafts, and her 8-year-old daughter loves cooking.
w Blake is a young man with a disability. He lives independently with his half-sister. This holiday season he could use hygiene products, as sometimes he needs reminders for self-care such as bathing, shaving and dental hygiene. He also would love a new, size-medium aloha shirt. He also enjoys walking around the community, so a new pair of slippers or shoes would be put to good use.