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Teach For America receives $10,000 donation from the Island Insurance Foundation

Teach For America receives $10,000 donation from the Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation donated $10,000 to Teach For America-Hawai‘i, in support of the nonprofit’s work in high-need communities.  In a presentation ceremony at Palolo Elementary School, a $10,000 donation was presented to Teach For America-Hawai‘i Executive Director Jill Baldemor by Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation.

Teach For America recruits, trains and supports recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teach in under-resourced communities and gain the foundational experience for a lifetime of educational leadership and advocacy. The organization has partnered with schools in Hawai’i since 2006 and currently supports approximately 180 teachers who will collectively impact over 12,000 students this school year.  

Celebrate 'Star Wars Reads Day II' at Eight Libraries on October 5

Celebrate 'Star Wars Reads Day II' at Eight Libraries on October 5

In celebration of the second annual Star Wars Reads Day, eight public libraries in Hawaii will present special programs and activities on Saturday, October 5.  The public is invited to attend this free event.

Local public libraries will offer free giveaways; conduct lucky drawings for participants to win Star Wars prizes; and meet-and-greet Star Wars costumed characters

Participating public libraries include:

•             Aiea Public Library (phone: 483-7333)

•             Aina Haina Public Library (phone: 377-2456)

•             Hawaii Kai Public Library (phone: 397-5833)

•             Kahuku Public & School Library (phone: 293-8935)

Mcdonald’s restaurants of Hawaii encourages local keiki to “look both ways” at school crosswalks

Mcdonald’s restaurants of Hawaii encourages local keiki to “look both ways” at school crosswalks

 

HONOLULU – Ronald McDonald has put his foot down at dozens of schools across the state to remind keiki and other pedestrians to be careful at school crossings. Ronald’s effort was part of McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Decal Installation Program, part of the State of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month in August, supported by the state Department of Transportation, the state Department of Education and all four county governments.

Thanks to Ronald, his bright red shoeprint safety decals can now be found at Hawaii elementary school sidewalks near crosswalks. The shoeprints are accompanied by a bold message in red and yellow to “STOP” and “LOOK BOTH WAYS” before crossing the street.

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

WHERE:               Honolulu Country Club

                                1690 Ala Puumalu Street

WHEN:                 Saturday, September 28

                                9 – 11 a.m.

Learn How to Care for Alzheimer's Patients at Pearl City Library Sept. 15

Learn How to Care for Alzheimer's Patients at Pearl City Library Sept. 15

“Managing Challenging Behaviors,” a free program for adults who are caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients, will be presented at Pearl City Public Library on Sunday, September 15 at 1 p.m. in the Adult Reading Section.

Pamela Scott-Yuen, Director of Programs for the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter in Hawaii, will discuss the challenges caregivers face while caring for a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.  Scott-Yuen will also share some strategies on how caregivers can cope while managing the care of Alzheimer’s patients. 

This program is geared for Baby Boomers who have become the primary caregivers of their elderly parents or relatives and will include a question-and-answer session.  Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Aiea Public Library Offers Free Saturday Events in September

Aiea Public Library Offers Free Saturday Events in September

Aiea Public Library will offer free Saturday events in September.  Both events will be conducted in the Meeting Room:

•             September 7 (Saturday), 1 p.m. – “Hero Drawing Workshop.”  Comic Jam Hawaii, a local artists group on Facebook, will conduct this drawing workshop for interested participants ages 8 and older.  The artists group will provide tips on how to draw heroes and superheroes.  Paper, pencils, and crayons will be provided for this 2½-hour workshop.  Participants may also bring their own art supplies.

Learn About Queen Lili`uokalani's Legacies at Libraries Statewide Starting Sept. 15

Learn About Queen Lili`uokalani's Legacies at Libraries Statewide Starting Sept. 15

“He Lei, He Aloha: This is a Lei of Love, The Legacies of Queen Lili‘uokalani,” a free program celebrating the enduring legacies of Queen Lili‘uokalani, will be presented by the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) at 28 public libraries statewide from September 15 through February 13, 2014.    

Queen Lydia Lili‘uokalani, the last reigning monarch of Hawaii, was renowned for her music, love for her homeland, and complete dedication to the needs of her people.  The Queen expressed her aloha for her people through her actions and the examples she set.