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Give Aloha to PIDF

September 14, 2021

This year, Partners in Development Foundation is excited to participate in Give Aloha, Foodland’s Annual
Community Matching Gifts program!

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Reflections on John Paul “Jack” Keppeler

September 3, 2021

Hawaiian Cultural Specialist Aaron Mahi shares his account of the late Jack Keppeler, who was integral in the beginnings of the Baibala Hemolele project.

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Native Hawaiians receive support during trying times

August 12, 2021

Partners in Development Foundation receives $150,000 from Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support Native Hawaiians. The funding will support over 500 Native Hawaiian community members in Waimānalo through PIDF’s family education programming and services.

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Four unsung heroes recognized for their critical work in Hawaiʻi

August 5, 2021

2021 Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards will recognize four individual leaders who have made a significant difference in addressing and supporting critical community needs or challenges within the state of Hawaiʻi. Tune in for the premiere on Aug. 21 at 6p.m. on KGMB.

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Nā Pono No Nā ʻOhana Summer Program

July 28, 2021

The Nā Pono Summer Keiki Program successfully completed this ʻāina- and cultural- based program. Check out what they did this summer!

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Back to School drive collects hundreds of supplies and dollars

July 26, 2021

PIDF’s Back-toSchool keiki in the Ka Paʻalana and Nā Pono No Nā ʻOhana programs receieved community support. Cutter Chevrolet, Cutter Ford, and 94.7 KUMU-FM teamed up to host a Back-to-School Drive at the Walmart in Mililani Town Center.

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Midweek Cover Story: Fostering Love

July 14, 2021

Love remains the driving force for Duane and Lyn Pagay, who are the proud parents of four children and 15 foster keiki. Read more about the family in this week’s MidWeek cover story.

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ASB supports critical PIDF efforts during challenging times

June 22, 2021

Partners in Development Foundation received $43,009 from ASB to continue providing critical educational, social, and environmental services to communities throughout Hawaiʻi.

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Maui family fosters 15 children, shedding light on National Foster Care Month

May 27, 2021

Duane and Jonahlyn Pagay of Maui have fostered 15 children since 2015, adopted one, all while raising three keiki of their own. The Hui Hoʻomalu-trained ʻohana shares how they beat the odds and celebrate foster care awareness month.

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Resilience Hub receives $10,000 from Hawaiian Electric

May 21, 2021

PIDF received a $10,000 grant from Hawaiian Electric to continue the Resilience Hub in Kohala, a project under the Pili a Pa‘a program that provides a safe space for keiki who are doing distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic and whose caregivers are unable to supervise them.

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