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Maui’s Project Give-A-Gift Delivers on Molokaʻi

December 24, 2014, 6:39 AM HST
* Updated December 25, 11:30 PM
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Project Give A Gift. Photo courtesy Maui Preparatory Academy.

Project Give A Gift. Photo courtesy Maui Preparatory Academy.

By Maui Now Staff

Project Give-a-Gift delivered Christmas joy to dozens of children in Child Protective Services on the island of Molokaʻi.

The delivery was made possible under a partnership between volunteers from Maui Preparatory Academy, the Will Smith Foundation, Better Together Photography, Goodfellow Brothers and a donation from the Lahaina Grill.

Community partners joined together to buy and deliver bikes, skateboards, clothing, tennis shoes, and car seats to children included in the Child Protective Services program.

Project Give A Gift. Photo courtesy Maui Preparatory Academy.

Project Give A Gift. Photo courtesy Maui Preparatory Academy.

This is the nine-year anniversary of Project Give-a-Gift at Maui Preparatory Academy, and the second year of their partnership with the Will Smith Foundation to deliver toys to Molokaʻi. Representatives with Maui Preparatory Academy say more gifts were raised this year than in previous years.

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“We are touched by the strength and resolve of the foster care families that provide a home, family and parenting for children in their care,” said Jenny Worth with Maui Preparatory Academy.

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“We are also overwhelmed by the generosity of individual donors and community partners. With their support we have been able to provide some real gifts to families that need a little extra support,” said Worth.

Project organizers thanked the community partners and donors who made the campaign possible.

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