Funds for Friends event raises $6,200 net for ESH Kauai

By Ellen Ching, Director of Kauai Development and Program Growth

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More than 800 people arrived to see what goodies they can get at the Funds for Friends event.

Easter Seals Hawaii (ESH) – Kauai Home and Community Based Programs raised $6,200 net for their Adult Day Health and Support Services programs on Thursday, November 14th at the Convention Hall in Lihue.

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Staff and participants thank those who donated items to be sold as part of the rummage sale.

Spearheaded by the event committee, made up of staff and participants, the event was full of rummage items, baked goods, plants, crafts and participant micro-enterprises selling their art and craft items. More than 670 plate lunches were sold. In addition to learning a lot of great skills, all funds from this pre-vocational event are used for camps, holiday parties, summer bashes and more.

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Adult participants, like Bertha (pictured) were able to market and sell their own items as well as manage their own business.

Our ESH Kauai staff would like to thank the All Saints Episcopal Church for their donations, everyone who supported the fundraiser through buying plate lunches or donating items. We are so happy to announce that we have paid it forward and donated all clothes and soft sided luggage to the King’s Chapel Church to ship to the Philippines for the disaster relief and the Salvation Army to help raise funds to feed our ohana on Kauai. It was truly a full circle event.

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Boxes of clothing from ESH’s Funds for Friends event were donated to King’s Chapel Church in Hanamualu destined for disaster relief in the Philippines.



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