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Proof Positive // Supporting Individuals With Disabilities
By Scott Nishimoto, community outreach and advocacy specialist, Abilities Unlimited In 2008, Gary Hernando suffered a stroke. This stroke stole his eyesight, his mobility and...

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Proof Positive // Creating Connections For Change
By Francis Choe, board of directors chairman, Envision Hawaii Envision Hawaii was founded in the spring of 2003 when a group of young professionals from...

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Proof Positive // Giving Something That Means Something
By Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter Around this time every year, we buy “stuff” for friends, families and special people...

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Proof Positive // Protecting Survivors Of Domestic Violence
By Nanci Kreidman, chief executive officer, Domestic Violence Action Center Every day is an important day in the life of a survivor of domestic violence....

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Proof Positive // Battling A Silent Killer
By Mia Noguchi, advisory board member, American Diabetes Association The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has been serving Hawaii for 71 years as a nonprofit organization...

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Proof Positive // Dessert Event Helps Educate, Raises Funds
By Donna Fouts, executive director, United Cerebral Palsy Association United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA) started at a local community level before it ever developed a...

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Proof Positive // Improving Quality Of Life, Bringing Hope
By Kenneth L. Zeri, president and chief professional officer, Hospice Hawaii Each day at Hospice Hawaii, we see how hospice and palliative care improve quality...

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Proof Positive // Honoring Past And Present Leaders
By Amanda Corby, John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards chairwoman John Kelly was widely known for two things: surfing and saving surf breaks. His ocean-based environmental...

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Proof Positive // Helping Nonprofits To Thrive
By Janice Gaspar, creative director, REVO Oahu Change doesn’t always have to start with a grand gesture. Sometimes, all you have to do is take...

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Proof Positive // Empowering Families And Communities
By Lisa Pakele, Keiki Steps program director, INPEACE After the tragic loss of her husband to cancer, Waianae resident Adela Cabacungan became a widow and...

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Proof Positive // Creating Lifelong Service Careers
By John Leong, executive director, Kupu Learn, Serve, Restore. That is the focus of Kupu. Kupu provides service-learning programs in Hawaii’s green jobs. These programs...

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Proof Positive // Helping To Start Valuable Friendships
By Michael McCormick, state director, Best Buddies Hawaii Best Buddies International (BBI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver at Georgetown...

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Proof Positive // Learning To Be Green With The Help Of MLC
By Pauline Sato, Executive and Program Director, Malama Learning Center As a child growing up in Hawaii, I got bit by the “green” bug, the...

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Proof Positive // Providing Hope For Abused Children
By Joan Naguwa, president and executive director, Children’s Alliance of Hawaii National evidence indicates that one in three girls and one in five boys have...

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Proof Positive // Helping Victims Find A Voice
By Juliet Lighter, founder, Women Speaking Out At the age of 15, I became a victim of domestic violence. As years passed, I realized that...

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Proof Positive // Growing Future Agriculture Leaders
By Kim Coffee-Isaak, executive director, ALFH Since 1982, the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii (ALFH) has supported the development of effective leaders in agriculture, natural...

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Proof Positive // Growing Green Leaders For Tomorrow
By Michelle Jaime, Green Gala planning committee president, USGBC In our rapidly expanding and industrialized world, the need for creative repurposing and ethical building practices...

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Proof Positive // Promoting Positive Choices Among Youths
By Marleneá Salmu, president and founder, Intelligent One Do you know anyone who has been affected by violence? Have you ever considered how you could...

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Proof Positive // Volunteers Needed To Help Hawaii’s Keiki
By Ken Bailey, president, Friends of CASA- Hawaii The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is part of a national organization of volunteers who judges appoint...

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Proof Positive // Improving Quality Of Life Through Music
By Allyson Turner, outreach coordinator, SJMT Throughout the year, local nonprofit Sounding Joy Music Therapy (SJMT) will serve more than 200 people ranging from young...


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