MidWeek’ Visits Salt Lake Elementary

Don Chapman
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November 17, 2010
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Kraft Foods Hawaii Donates $5,000

Kraft Foods in Hawaii recently kicked off the 17th annual “Check-Out Hunger” program with a $5,000 donation to the Hawaii Foodbank. Running through Jan. 10, 2011, at participating grocery stores, the annual fundraising campaign helps to feed Hawaii’s hungry during the holiday season. To make a donation during this year’s program, shoppers should look for the bright-green Check-Out Hunger tear-off coupons at checkouts in participating grocery stores. Pictured (from left) are Kraft Cheesasaurus Rex; Polly Kauahi, Hawaii Foodbank; Carl Fukushima, Safeway Stores; Chris Borden, Times Supermarkets; Liza Garcia, Don Quijote Stores; and Gerald Shintaku, Kraft Foods in Hawaii.

UH Cancer Center Receives $100K

Local philanthropist Betty Funayama recently established the Warren T. Funayama Endowed Fund at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in memory of her late husband. Her $100,000 gift will help strengthen promising research in the areas of breast, liver and kidney cancer, and ultimately translate into better cancer treatment and care for the people of Hawaii. Pictured (from left) are Barry Weinman, M.R.C. Greenwood, Dr. Michele Carbone, Betty Funayama, Virginia Hinshaw and Donna Vuchinich.

‘MidWeek’ Visits Salt Lake Elementary

MidWeek publisher Ron Nagasawa took time recently to read aloud to the students of Sandra Low’s second-grade class at Salt Lake Elementary. As part of National Young Readers Week, the keiki enjoyed the entertaining tale of Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!. National Young Readers Week is an annual event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. To make this week special, many schools recruit local “celebrities” to read aloud a favorite children’s book to classrooms.


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