SBH - Hawaii Reporter at NextStep Shelter Tonight
FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2006 - 6 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M.
CONTACT: Darlyn (782-1612) or Malia (306-3161)
SMALL BUSINESS HAWAII (SBH) MEMBERS, HAWAII REPORTER, RALLY TOGETHER TO THROW BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR KIDS AT KAKAAKO HOMELESS SHELTER (WITH A HALLOWEEEN TWIST!)
KAKAAKO, HAWAII: On Saturday, October 28, Small Business Hawaii
members and HawaiiReporter staff will host a birthday party for seven
children living at the Kakaako homeless shelter ranging in age from 1
year old Marymeck Walter to 17 year old Tmlast Kimout. The other
birthdays being celebrated are for 2 year-old Jonathan Ten, 3
year-old Rena Aifana Meicho, 6-year-old Jennifer Valen, 8-year-old
Hokulani Kaahanui and 8-year-old Daisey Betiru.
The Saturday, October 28 event begins just before 6 p.m. and ends at
7:30 p.m. at the Next Step Kakaako Homeless Shelter near Pier 1. The
birthday cake will be brought out around 7 p.m., and at 7:30, the
children will be able to watch the DVD movie, " Monsters Inc."
Several small businesses that are part of Small Business Hawaii's
2,000 members donated a bouncy house, goods for the new Aloha Store,
school supplies, goodie bags with some early Halloween treats and
Volunteers, including the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, will be on hand to
make crafts and paint pumpkins with the kids, and give them the
opportunity to have their face painted by the more artistic members
There are nearly 100 children and 200 adults living in the Kakaako
Homeless Shelter. Governor Linda Lingle set up the homeless shelter
in conjunction with the non-profit, the Next Step Project.
* The media are invited to attend at any time.
SPECIFIC DONATIONS INCLUDE: Education Works (school supplies); AIG
Hawaii (dental floss & yo-yos)The Systemcenter, Inc. and 1HotGarage
(Cash donation); Jillynn J. Rotolo from Bank of Hawaii (Bouncy
House); ALTRES (supplies for Aloha Store), Edwards Enterprises
(Composition books for kids); Wally Amos' Chip & Cookie (cookies);
Safeway (Pali) discount on 100 pumpkins; Aloha Petroleum (candy);
KSSK/Clear Channel Communications (shirts and CDs); Sprint (11
backpacks and other goodies); Lex Brodie (t-shirts); Cheryl Lee (gift
bags with beauty products); Christina M. Cotton and friends
(Halloween costumes and volunteers); Kualapuu Ranch (cash donation);
MacMouse.com (Popcorn, popcorn machine, healthy snacks and water);
Macy's (Kahala) (bags to hold goodies); Frances Hardy (toys and
toiletries); Hawaii Reporter (100 pumpkins and decorating kits -
Malia Zimmerman and Jay McWilliams, coordinators for the event with
SBH); Hanni Hartmann, Hartmann Metals Corporation (candy), and Nancy
Stone, public school teacher (face painting kits and brushes).
* What the Homeless Shelter's Aloha Store Always Needs More of:
Diapers, powdered milk for infants, baby wipes, feminine products,
pads and tampons, deodorant,laundry detergent, large size and we will
place in small zip lock bags, children's under wear, small size
shampoos and conditioners (showers take place at Ala Moana or Kakaako
park), School supplies, paper, pens, pencils, etc. and hair brushes.
Small business Hawaii (SBH), is a private, independent, statewide
business advocacy organization founded in 1976 by Lex Brodie and
involved in community education, literacy and keiki protection.