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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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Proof Positive // Working Together To Preserve Land, Water
By Shandis Ching, pau hana coordinator, Hawaii Conservation Alliance Hawaii Conservation Alliance (HCA) is a cooperative collaboration of conservation leaders representing 19 government, education and...

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Proof Positive // Expanding Access To Healthy Foods
By Kasha Ho, director of communications, GreenWheel Food Hub GreenWheel Food Hub is on a mission to help Hawaii’s residents, especially those in low-income communities,...

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Proof Positive // Building Homes, Building Lives
Ernest Heanu has overcome many challenges in his journey to building the only home he will ever own. At the age of 49, Ernest –...

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Proof Positive // Professionals R.E.A.C.H. Out To Help Students
By Ross Shinyama, president, Honolulu Professionals Foundation We all know that giving is far more rewarding than receiving … But did you know it can...

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Proof Positive // Silence Won’t Finish This Fight
By Sen. Roz Baker, chairwoman, American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific board of directors When Jack was diagnosed with cancer, he wanted to know everything: treatment...

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Proof Positive // Connecting Volunteers With Opportunities
By Ryan Leong, executive director, Hands In Helping Out Hands In Helping Out started very simple. My friends and I wanted to volunteer in the...

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Proof Positive // Improving Reading And Writing Skills
By Suzanne Skjold, executive director, Hawaii Literacy “My boss gave me the number for Hawaii Literacy, but I was ashamed to ask for help,” explains...

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Proof Positive // Honoring Heritage, Embracing Diversity
By Carole Hayashino, president and executive director, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii “I am a son of immigrants, While my parents and I built up...

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Proof Positive // Helping To Create A Stronger Democracy
By Carmille Lim, executive director, Common Cause Hawaii Common Cause Hawaii is the local chapter of Common Cause, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit “watchdog” organization that...

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Proof Positive // Preventing Bullying And Suicide
By Marya Grambs, executive director, Mental Health America of Hawaii Hawaii has staggering rates of depression and suicide among our middle and high school youths....

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Proof Positive // Teaching Ocean Safety And Conservation
By Duane DeSoto, founder and CEO, Na Kama Kai Na Kama Kai (NKK) was founded in May 2008 to provide Hawaii’s keiki with access to...


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