The 7th Annual Kauai Sings! Christmas From the Heart, held at Kilohana Pavilion on Dec 21, 2013, hit record fundraising levels with over 400 in attendance and almost $25,000 raised. A major contributor was Enterprise Rent-A-Car who gave $1,500 to support the good work of Mālama Pono Health Services. Presented during the appeal portion of the night, Mark Stein, Group Rental Manager for Kaua’i, presented the check to Mālama Pono Health Services. In graceful style, additional pledges were garnered, including one for $5,000 from the agency’s Board of Directors and one attending patron, and an additional $1,500 from another. The total raised was more than a 300% increase over 2012.
“Enterprise Holdings has been a supporter of Mālama Pono for a few years now,” said Mr. Stein. “The company makes gifts to strong organizations making big differences in the communities where we do business. We are happy to support Mālama Pono and their efforts to the fight HIV, Viral Hepatitis and other STDs here.”
Kaua’i Sings finished its 7th year, bringing music and voice to the people of Kaua’i and funding for the mission driven work of Mālama Pono. Kaua’i Sings is produced by Lucky Dog Productions and Mālama Pono Heath Services, led by Jason Blake. Most of the talent offers their services free of charge.
Those who were not in attendance can show their support by donating online at www.malama-pono.org .
About Mālama Pono Health Services-
Founded in 1986 and incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit in 1989, Mālama Pono Health Service’s (Hawaiian “to righteously care for”) mission is “to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) on Kaua’i and to serve those infected with or affected by these diseases.
We accomplish our mission by pursuing a service portfolio with a range of human services including: case management; advocacy; community education; testing with risk reduction counseling; and medical referrals. Mālama Pono Health Services (MPHS) is governed by a volunteer board of directors with 8 members, has a budget of approximately $700,000, has a culturally competent staff of eight, and enjoys the assistance of almost 200 volunteers. MPHS is proud to be a United Way Agency.