Hot Shots – 2/26/20

GIFT Foundation Donates $105,000 To Local Charities

The GIFT Foundation of Hawai‘i presented checks to Hoa ‘Aina O Mākaha, Assistance Dogs of Hawai‘i and Aloha Animal Sanctuary Feb. 3 at Waikīkī Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Each year, GIFT (Giving Inspiration For Tomorrow) selects several local charities or programs to benefit from monies raised through its annual fundraising event. The nonprofit was founded in 2003 with a mission to encourage young adults to participate in philanthropic giving, and has since raised more than $3 million, served more than five dozen nonprofits and has more than 35 active volunteers. Applications for 2020 GIFT Foundation beneficiaries are being accepted now through March 31. For more information, visit