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Proof Positive // Family Programs Helps Foster Families Prosper
By Linda Santos, president and CEO Family Programs Hawaii Every child deserves a loving, nurturing family. But the reality is that when parents are unable...

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Proof Positive // Every Child Deserves A Healthy Start At Life
By Lisa Kimura, Executive Director Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition Before, during and after pregnancy, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii (HMHB) is here...

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Proof Positive // Aloha For Those With Intellectual Disabilities
By Tracey Bender, Special Olympics Hawaii Project UNIFY Coordinator I have experienced firsthand the devastation and pain that hurtful language, such as the “R-word,” can...

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Proof Positive // Helping Families Find Quality Child Care
By Katy Chen, Executive Director (PATCH) People Attentive to Children Where can I find safe child care? How do I know if the care provider...

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Proof Positive // Building A Better Hawaii Through Girl Scouting
By Gail Mukaihata Hannemann, CEO Girl Scouts of Hawaii Helping girls realize their dreams and aspirations by developing their leadership skills and abilities is what...

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Proof Positive // Providing A Boost To Hawaii’s Nonprofits
By Arden Penton, Volta’s Director of Media and Operations After a tremendous response in 2013, we are excited to bring back our corporate giving program,...

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Proof Positive // AUW’s Legacy Is Helping Island Families Thrive
By Kim Gennaula, Aloha United Way CEO More than 800,000 people served … that’s how many local residents are helped each year thanks to your...

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Proof Positive // Sony Open Supports Hundreds Of Charities
By Corbett Kalama, president of Friends of Hawaii Charities PGA Tour golf pro Jimmy Walker wasn’t the only winner during the 2014 Sony Open in...

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Proof Positive // Empowering Women And Girls in Hawaii
By Beth Whitehead, Women’s Fund of Hawaii Board Chairwoman Far too many women and girls in Hawaii are not doing well, and most people are...

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Proof Positive // Helping To Create Better Isle Parents
By Lisa Groulx, P.A.R.E.N.T.S. executive director P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Inc. (Providing Awareness, Referrals, Education, Nurturing, Therapy & Support) is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been helping Hawaii’s...

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Proof Positive // Connecting Hawaii With Health Care
By Tom Matsuda, interim executive director, Hawaii Health Connector Hawaii Health Connector has helped many uninsured individuals and families enroll in new health insurance plans....

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Proof Positive // Being There Whenever Tragedy Strikes
Start the new year with a resolution to help save lives and give hope to those in need. Join the cause of humanity by becoming...

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Proof Positive // Helping Children Deal With Loss
By Cynthia White, executive director, Kids Hurt Too Hawaii Nicole Puente is the first to admit that her divorce six years ago from her children’s...

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Proof Positive // Bringing A Range Of Services Together
By Judy Lind, executive director, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Kukui Center The Kukui Center was opened in 2009 by the Kukui Children’s Foundation, which aims...

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Proof Positive // Helping Smokers Break The Habit
By Pedro Haro, communications specialist, Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund Project Team “When my 7-year-old daughter told me, ‘Mom, you’re gonna get cancer...

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Proof Positive // Connecting Children And Adults With Nature
By Jacinda Elias, president, SoulTrex ONE As YWCA Kokokahi committee volunteers looked on, one child after another excitedly came away from the tree rope-climbing activity...

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Proof Positive // Pledge To Try Mediation First To Solve Conflicts
By Jerry Clay, president of the board, Mediation Center of the Pacific When young parents are locked in a battle over custody and access to...

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Proof Positive // Survivors Build New Lives, Create Hope
By Howard Garval, president and CEO, Child & Family Service Seven-year-old Sally approached her room where a small bed with a little teddy bear rested...

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Proof Positive // Groups Work Together To Prevent Suicide
By Nancy Kern, DOH suicide prevention coordinator, Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force The state Department of Health (DOH), in conjunction with the Prevent Suicide Hawaii...

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Proof Positive // It Shouldn’t Hurt To Be A Child
By Anson Okimoto, president, Friends of Children’s Justice Center of Oahu Picture for a moment a child on the brink of making one of the...


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