Zonta Club of Hanalei supports families for the holidays
HANALEI — Recently, the Zonta Club of Hanalei stopped at Kanuikapono Public Charter School in Anahola with gifts for 25 of the school’s students and a pleasant surprise for the school.
“The Zonta Club of Hanalei took great pleasure in giving $2,500 to 25 students at Kanuikapono School,” said Malia Crain of the Zonta Club of Hanalei. “The school also received a $500 gift certificate to Amazon to purchase school supplies or outdoor recreation needs.”
Crain said the YWCA of Kaua‘i Women’s Shelter was also the beneficiary of $1,000 in $50-gift-card amounts.
The Zonta Club of Hanalei also reached to the Westside when the Zonta Hanalei elves delivered $3,500 to 35 children participating in the Boys &Girls Club West Kaua‘i Clubhouse.
Tina Albao, the Boys &Girls Club of Hawai‘i Kaua‘i director of operations and development, said the West Kaua‘i Clubhouse was adopted by a club parent, aunty Francis Lee, whose efforts were bolstered by the Zonta Club of Hanalei gifts.
“The West Kaua‘i Club was adopted by a club parent, aunty Francis Lee, supplying toys for every single member,” Albao said. “These toys were wrapped by our staff with an extra surprise from the Zonta Club of Hanalei aunty Malia Crain and uncle Cal Stanny providing a cash Christmas present to each of our families.”
“I know people are tired of hearing ‘thank you,’ but I am at a loss for words,” Albao said. “What do you say? There is an actual village of people standing behind our youth, keiki and families. The Boys &Girls Club of Hawai‘i, including all three of the Kaua‘i clubhouses, is very blessed.”
The Zonta Club of Hanalei was established in 2007 by a group of professional women of the North Shore led by Robin Savage, with the assistance of the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i.
“We are an inclusive group of dedicated, dynamic and fun-loving women who desire to make a difference and give back to this beautiful island and its inhabitants,” states the club’s website, zontahanalei.org.