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  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation presents checks to nine nonprofit agencies which in turn will be providing gift certificates for 500 of their clients who are either disadvantaged, disabled or needy. The stories have been featured on the front page of TGI for the past month in an effort to raise funds to allow this program to continue after 30 years. Shown is the Zonta of Kaua‘i Foundation Christmas Fund Honorary Chair Yoshiko ‘Dimples’ Kano, seated. In front standing from left are Zonta Christmas Fund Chair Cyndi Ayonon, co-chair Marge Akana, and Zonta Club of Kaua‘i president Lori Benkert. In back from left row are Anna Spivack of Child & Family Service, Ray Ho of Community Services for the Developmental Disabled, Debby Thompson of Friendship House, Emily Medeiros of the county’s Agency on Elderly Affairs, Jason Honjiyo of Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity, Sharon Graham of Women In Need, Samantha Souza of Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, Amy Campbell of the YWCA Family Violence Center and Kaulana Finn of the Kaua‘i Adult Day Health Center. Missing is Darrellyn Lemke, foundation chair.

With Christmas almost here, members of the County of Kaua‘i Department of Public Works Engineering Division ‘ohana donated $150 toward the The Garden Island/Zonta Club Christmas Fund.