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Proof Positive // A Safe Place For Keiki To Study And Play
By Natalie Pawluk, clubhouse director, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii parent Jennifer always gets a little teary-eyed when...

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Proof Positive // Meals On Wheels Really Delivers
By Claire Shimabukuro, Executive Director, Meals On Wheels Ask most adults where they want to live as they age, and the majority will tell you...

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Proof Positive // Helping To Keep Our Communities Hep-Free
By Thaddeus Pham, viral hepatitis prevention coordinator, state Department of Health Help Free Hawaii hepatitis care coordinator Jane Hanson opened up her email June 26...

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Proof Positive // Helping Hawaii’s HIV/AIDS Community
By Jonathon Berliner, Executive Director, Gregory House Programs She is the young woman who just aged out of the foster-care system and is working at...

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Proof Positive // ‘Aging In Place’ At Palolo Chinese Home
By Kevin Wu, HINOA Director, Palolo Chinese Home Palolo Chinese Home (PCH) will honor Eddie Flores Jr., president and chief executive officer of L&L Restaurant...

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Proof Positive // Tails Of Aloha Teams Up With Keiki Sitters
By Kathy Custer, Owner of Keiki Sitters Tails of Aloha has teamed up with Keiki Sitters to launch the Educational Pet Adoption Program. The program...

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Proof Positive // Raising The Woof Helps Furry Family Members
By Stephanie Ryan, founder and president, Oahu SPCA Having a household pet can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. Life with a four-legged friend provides...

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Proof Positive // Artwork Is Therapy For Artists And Viewers
By Desiree Yamamoto, marketing manager, UH-Manoa Nursing Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific’s Creative Arts Program is an innovative therapeutic art studio that complements existing rehabilitation...

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Proof Positive // Early Diagnosis Is Key To Future Development
By Michael Moore, executive director, Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii Getting off to a good start and keeping a steady pace lay the groundwork for...

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Proof Positive // YWCA Helping Women Dress For Success
By Noriko Namiki, Chief Executive Office, YWCA of Oahu Every year, more than 500 women take advantage of the Dress for Success Honolulu program, based...

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Proof Positive // Making Conservation Easier For Everyone
By Lihla Noori, Executive Director, Hawaii Conservation Alliance Hawaii Conservation Alliance (HCA) has been helping lead conservation efforts throughout Hawaii since 1988. Today, we are...

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Proof Positive // Making A Five-year Dream A Reality
By Wesley Fong, President of Chinatown Community Center Association Five years ago, the Chinatown community wanted a much-needed multicultural community center and affordable senior housing,...

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Proof Positive // Volunteers Are The Key To Ronald’s House
By Jerri Chong, President, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii It has been more than 27 years since Hawaii’s Ronald McDonald House opened its doors...

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Proof Positive // Nonprofits: We’re All In This Together
By Fred Frank, partner development manager for Savers It isn’t very often you see a group of nonprofit organizations working together to achieve a common...

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Proof Positive // Fellowship Enhances Leadership Skills
By Kalei Stern, director of external relations for the Omidyar Fellows program We live in a place where limited resources are a concern, but we...

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Proof Positive // Native Hawaiian Culture In Tourism
The workforce behind Hawaii’s visitor industry works hard to show aloha to those who come to our shores. Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association (NaHHA) is an...

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Proof Positive // Preserving Hawaii’s Special History
By J. Mahealani Bernal, Queen Emma Summer Palace Coordinator During the early 1900s, historic preservation was unheard of in Hawaii. Led by Emma Dillingham, seven...

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Proof Positive // Using The Waves To Reach At-risk Youth
By Kevin Lee Fujimoto, executive director of Surfrider Spirit Sessions On a recent Saturday in-Waikiki, a teen was heard yelling, “Who needs drugs?! I’m high...

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Proof Positive // ‘Unselling’ Meth Through Awareness
By David Earles, Executive Director, Hawaii Meth Project Every time a question was asked, his hand shot up. Gradually, he slowed down a little because...

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Proof Positive // Feeding The Needy, Hungry And Homeless
By Ku‘ulei Williams, Aloha Harvest Executive Director Aloha Harvest is a small, nonprofit organization that has serviced our community for almost 15 years. Since its...


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