In just under eight years, the Kauai Underground Guide 'Campaign for Kids' has raised close to
$100,000 to help outstanding non-profit agencies assisting Kauai's children. Funds are raised from our book sales, as well as donations from our 'community partners.'
Please join us! Spreak the word about our campaign, and if you'd like, you can make a tax-deductible donation directly to any of these fine organizations.
The YWCA Family Violence Shelter used the money to buy books,
toys,clothes, writing materials and art supplies, paper and paint, puzzles
and learning games which help children understand their feelings about
violence in their home life. This help can change a childs life!
says former Director Nancy Peterson (808-245-8404). We have almost no
money in our regular budget for the special needs of individual children.
Thats why Lenores donation is so important.
Friends of the Childrens Justice helps children
who are victims of abuse and neglect. Many of these children's most
important needs are not covered in the Centers budget. Sometimes
its money for summer camp to get a child out of an abusive situation;
sometimes its books, or school supplies, or even a watch to be sure
the child gets to school on time. Such small things, though they seem
trivial, can have a huge impact on a childs life. We really need this
funding! says Sara Siverman, former Director (808-241-3590).
Child and Family Service, Kauai Division, Hawaii's oldest and largest private non-profit, helps families with health services, includng counseling and residential programs. Services for children include child abuse prevention, adoptions and day care. (808) 245-5914
Hale `Opio helps children referred by the Family Court, many
with special needs for which there is no budget category. Too
often we dont have money for books, or camp tuitions, or art supplies,
even for paper! Thats why Lenore has such an important idea,
says former Executive Director Mary Lou Barela (808-245-2873). It gives
us dollars we really need in places we really need them like
after school tutoring, and our special learning programs in art, Hawaiian
culture, and photography.This year's camapign funds sponsored equipment and
a teacher for a photography
project for kids to capture their visions
of who they are and what they want to become.
Ambassadors of Aloha Scholarship program for children gifted in the arts. Donated
funds help talented children receive the lessons and supplies they need,
and to provide a chance to travel off the island for special opportunities
to learn. Talented children living on the island need extra help
to find the best opportunities for developing their special gifts. These
funds give our children a chance to venture to the mainland beyond their
daily horizons, according to former Mayor Maryanne Kusaka (808-241-6300).