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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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Proof Positive // Understanding And Preventing Suicide
By Kerry Bosworth, walk chairwoman, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention In the United States, someone dies by suicide every 13.7 seconds. A suicide attempt is...

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Proof Positive // Ensuring Safe, Timely Transportation For All
By Donald Sakamoto, chairman, Citizens for a Fair American Disabilities Act Ride Being visually impaired, Rose Pou sometimes misses her bus stop when the announcements...

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Proof Positive // Quality Teaching For Struggling Readers
By Margaret Higa, executive director, HIDA No one is born knowing how to read – we all have to learn. We do this when our...

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Proof Positive // Providing Access To Justice To Those In Need
By Sergio Alcubilla, director of external relations, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii “I was at my last stop when I met Legal Aid in Kapolei...

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Proof Positive // Providing Quality Health Care With Aloha
By Martha Khlopin, Medicare sales manager, AlohaCare AlohaCare is a nonprofit health plan founded in 1984 by Hawaii’s community health centers. Today, AlohaCare has more...

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Proof Positive // Supporting Families Impacted By Autism
By Jessica Wong-Sumida, executive director, Autism Society of Hawaii The Autism Society of Hawaii (A.S.H.) is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves families and individuals living...

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Proof Positive // The Struggle To Improve Our Community’s Health
By Phoebe W. Hwang, public relations manager, Health Behavior Change Research Health Behavior Change Research (HBCR) Workgroup is a nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated individuals...

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Proof Positive // Supporting Families With Seriously Ill Keiki
By Julie Ho, director of development, HUGS HUGS (Help, Understanding and Group Support) is a local organization that serves more than 200 families with children...

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Proof Positive // Enriching The Lives Of Keiki And Kupuna
By Nadine Nishioka, executive director, Moiliili Community Center A 6-year-old girl, one of thousands like her who have passed through the doors of the Moiliili...

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Proof Positive // Enriching The Lives Of Patients
By Estelle Kaya, vice president, Kuakini Auxiliary Kuakini Auxiliary is a volunteer organization that provides social benefit services in accordance with the mission of Kuakini...

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Proof Positive // Staying Committed To A Cure For Arthritis
Did you know that more than 50 million Americans (one in five adults) and 300,000 children are affected by the chronic pain and disability of...

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Proof Positive // Making Miracles For Keiki
By Stacey Acma, director, Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is celebrating its 30-year anniversary. Since 1983, the organization has raised more than...

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Proof Positive // Supporting Teachers And Students
By Michelle Garcia, director of community development, Last year, the Hawaii Children’s Foundation asked how it can make the biggest impact among Hawaii’s children....

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Proof Positive // Helping Families Thrive
By Ruthann Quitiquit, president and CEO, Parents And Children Together Parents And Children Together (PACT) was founded 45 years ago at Kuhio Park Terrace in...

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Proof Positive // Helping Families Start Anew
By Mary Saunders, executive director, Family Promise of Hawaii Family Promise of Hawaii utilizes existing community resources to aid families with children experiencing homelessness. Leveraging...


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