Original story published on 1027 da bomb on December 22, 2021 by Johanna Legarda here.
Because of you, Keola along with Ali from Raising Cane’s were able to present a check for $17,250 to Partners in Development Foundation, a local non-profit organization that empowers families to navigate social challenges and to grow self-resiliency, vibrancy, and healthy, secure communities. Donations can still be collected here through the Christmas weekend.
Keola and 1027 Da Bomb are grateful to Raising Cane’s for matching $7,500 of your donations and for providing box combos to those who donated. Together, we are proud to support Partners in Development Foundation who believe that nurturing family success will ignite their ability to serve others. Below are just a few of the programs that your donations will support and the list of all the generous donors.
Nā Pono No Nā ‘Ohana is a comprehensive family education program serving the Waimānalo community. By integrating progressive teaching methods with Native Hawaiian cultural values, Nā Pono No Nā ‘Ohana seeks to improve social, economic, and educational opportunities for families in the program. Click here to learn more about Nā Pono
Ka Paʻalana Family Education Program aims to increase the success and self-sufficiency of homeless and ALICE ® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families. In addition to its nationally accredited preschool site at Hope Shelter, Ka Pa’alana has numerous mobile and virtual preschool sites and outreach services on the Leeward Oʻahu coast and Hawaiʻi Island. Click here to learn more about Ka Paʻalana
Project Pilina recruits and guides resource caregiver (foster parent) applicants through the first steps of the general licensing process to foster in Hawaiʻi. There are approximately 1,500 children and youth in Hawaiʻi’s foster care system and nearly 50% are Native Hawaiian. Click here to learn more about becoming a resource caregiver
Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that inspires and equips families and communities for success and service, using timeless Native Hawaiian values and traditions. The goal is to help these communities overcome difficult challenges in ways that would make them, in turn, teachers and helpers of others in need. Since 1997, PIDF has served over 128,000 people in over 50 communities across the Hawaiian Islands. To learn more about all of PIDF’s programs serving Hawaiian families, visit pidf.org.
Dianna Tamale-BowmanLani BowmanBrent WongJessica LaGassey-SimpsonMara MulrooneyKelsey ConantMary Ellayn OrtalShyla LayuganJessica TanakaDanielle GLucienne (Annie) ZablanHenry AlvaradoAndrew Lui-KwanMichele BurkeElizabeth KanadySandra AbdelahadKeene InafukuKristy OkuharaJennifer OkimotoDi AiuMahalo Tours – Charles and RhondaBrian HiguchiKoji CollierJennifer SasakiScott ILynn NguyenLauren ImadaKoy CollierJoshua GreenLaurene YoungRosaly MamuadJoshua MednickRuth Ryan on behalf of Kaitlynn McGuire age 9Chris RainoneMatthew ThoeneChristopher-Cj MartinJoey AllagonezCindy TomMegan SmallLisa RodriguesJeri ArucanMichael SantosEthel SumibcayShelly KanekoGrant SugawaraJulie SaldaniaCatherine RoncoElizabeth PasigMeagan OkiBrycen IkedaBenjamin MamuadKaito MuranakaJaymee NugalAudria StroupJONATHAN CLEMENTSKelikiano ChavesTONY GMatthew HallbauerDriana LagrimasLisa KaneshiroMarcia YamadaKaloke CanadyC JDana BrownWen ChiangJennifer Cook-FujiokaKelsey ThornberryRon DartonKathy WamserJessica JohnsSpencer HagermanMichael Ramos aka “Uncle Olaf”!Matthew ChangSandra EligadoPhat JoeLisa ImaiKaela FinstadAli UrbickCarol Batangan-RiveraCasey ShodaDanielle GWilliam MakaneoleCelia SasakiLuat TranDavid IngJacquelyn SatoJennifer BowerDanielle ElefsrudCaitlin SmithJordan MckenzieAmanda JordanCHERILYN EVANGELISTARachel GastelumDogtown BakeryJames StobiePam K.Rainbow Bridge gift shopJen & Cassidy ChangD. ChangJustine Stamen ArrillagaKyle OrtizChristalynn OrtizLeilani BonifacioTracy ShoalesCarolyn PachecoWendy KingChristine LooDena HamadaJose KatipunanLili Ann SoraLance RaeAmy Hill