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Proof Positive // Big Screen Stories Of Overcoming
By Scott Nishimoto, VP Workforce Development & Community Relations, Abilities Unlimited Dawna Zane was a senior at Kalani High School when it happened. A car...

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Proof Positive // Inspiring Keiki To Be Stewards Of The Earth
Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Jack and Kim Johnson, supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii. Our mission...

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Proof Positive // Teaching Valuable Skills To The Disadvantaged
By Jason Fujihara, president, Ohana Komputer Ohana Komputer is a nonprofit corporation that teaches computer skills to disadvantaged residents in the state of Hawaii. Established...

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Proof Positive // Helping People Help Themselves
By Dorian Nakamichi, communications/development specialist, Helping Hands Hawaii In 2004, Mary Anne experienced the lowest point in her life. Embarrassment and negative stigmas surrounding mental...

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Proof Positive // Building Better, More Responsible Teens
By Delorese Gregoire, director of Winners’ Camp Hawaii Leadership Academy Since I founded Winners’ Camp three decades ago, more than 15,000 teens have participated in...

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Proof Positive // Sharing The Gift Of Life, No Matter The Age
By Nola Faria, program director, Hawaii Cord Blood Bank Hawaii Cord Blood Bank (HCBB) is an independent, nonprofit community-service organization whose mission is to support...

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Proof Positive // Preserving Hawaii’s Unique Heritage
By Kiersten Faulkner, executive director, Historic Hawaii Foundation Historic Hawaii Foundation organized in 1974 to preserve and protect historic places that tell Hawaii’s story. For...

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Proof Positive // Providing Inspiration And Opportunities
By Robert N.E. Piper, executive director, Honolulu Community Action Program “We would like to thank HCAP and Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center for the huge impact...

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Proof Positive // Protecting Wildlife And Their Wild Places
By Marjorie Ziegler, executive director, Conservation Council for Hawaii For the past 65 years, Conservation Council for Hawaii has worked to protect native Hawaiian wildlife...

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Proof Positive // The Powerful Gift Of An Organ Transplant
By Dr. Stephen Kula, President/CEO, Legacy of Life Hawaii Five years ago, Sarah Chee was told she had less than two weeks to live because...

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Proof Positive // Helping Keep Seniors Fed And Connected
By Lyn Moku, Director of Lanakila Meals on Wheels The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to...

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Proof Positive // Taking Care Of Our Furry Family Members
By Jacque Vaughn, community relations director, Hawaiian Humane Society The Hawaiian Humane Society’s mission to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all...

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Proof Positive // Giving Teenagers A Solid Foundation
By Destiny Carrillo, program coordinator, TeamBuilding-Hawaii How do you build a responsible teenager with expectations of success for high school and beyond? Call TeenBuilding-Hawaii! Through...

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Proof Positive // Maintain Our Schools With Hawaii 3R’S
By Alan Oshima, Hawaii 3R’s Board of Directors There was a time not so long ago when community problems weren’t defined by political boundaries. Elected...

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Proof Positive // Working To Overcome Challenges Of Epilepsy
By Lacey Shimabukuro, Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii board president One in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their...

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Proof Positive // Creating Opportunities One Shirt At A Time
By Laura Smith President/CEO Goodwill Industries of Hawaii We want to thank you for helping us get to our goal of 100,000 boxes of donations...

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Proof Positive // It Takes An Army To Help People In Need
By Maj. John Chamness, divisional leader, The Salvation Army-Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division On this Christmas Eve, we’d like to thank Oahu’s communities for supporting...

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Proof Positive // Making Beautiful Music For All Hawaii
By Jonathan Parrish, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra executive director Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) was founded in 2011 by a group of community leaders to carry on...

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Proof Positive // Taking Spay-Neuter Clinic On The Road
By Alicia Maluafiti, president, Poi Dogs & Popoki Roughly 64 percent of animals that enter shelters are euthanized, and many pets are not able to...

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Proof Positive // Working For A Better Future For Our People
By Nancy Aleck, executive director, Hawaii People’s Fund In the shadow of Pearlridge Center, a grassroots organization is growing taro, restoring native plants and reclaiming...

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