Christmas Funds go toward cars, toys for 3-year-old George

Single mom Grace is busy raising her 3-year-old son George, who lives part-time with his grandma.

Being formerly homeless, recovery has been a struggle for Grace.

This year, Grace would appreciate household and laundry supplies, as well as some toys for George, who loves to play with cars.

Through Christmas Eve, The Garden Island is sharing daily, front-page stories about families and individuals (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,, or checks can be made payable to The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation and mailed to P.O. Box 3032, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

• Honey is a single woman who is recovering from being homeless and recently got a job. With the help of a caseworker, Honey continues to flourish in her new life. Honey is hopeful that this will be a new chapter in her life as she makes this transition. Due to this new chapter funds are tight right now and she could use some help.

• After a few months of housing instability after being evicted from her home, Annie has found a new place to live. Annie has most of what she needs, but is still in need of a vacuum cleaner to help her with maintaining her new home.


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