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Labor of Love Brings $62K in Improvements to Maui’s Wailuku Elementary

September 24, 2016, 7:21 AM HST
* Updated September 27, 7:43 AM
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Labor of Love. Maui Now image.

Labor of Love. Wendy Osher/Maui Now image.

Labor of Love, a union driven community service project takes place today, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 from 8 a.m. to noon at Wailuku Elementary School.

The give back project, organized by the Hawaiʻi State AFL-CIO’s Labor Community Services Program is an annual community service event that rotates between the islands of Oʻahu, Maui and Hawaiʻi Island.

Maui’s Wailuku Elementary School was selected by the Labor Community Services Committee of Maui which uses the Free and Reduced Lunch Program enrollment to help them select a high need DOE school.

Labor of Love. Event poster.

Labor of Love. Event poster.

239 volunteers comprised of 180 adults and 59 students will come together today to work on campus improvements.

Improvements include: painting the campus (building G, all 205 doors, and cubbies on campus), installing security screens on the computer room and installing light defusing window shades for the library, painting the school mural, providing uniform t-shirts for all students, slippers and other teacher requested supplies.


On the following Monday, Sept. 26, a Mahalo Assembly will be held, where the school will be able to thank the supporters of this event for their contributions.


As of Sept. 23, an additional $16,000 was provided by the Hawaiʻi 3RS grant.  The funds, along with an estimated $45,316 in donations and in-kind gifts, bring the total value of contribution to this project to a little over $62,000 for Wailuku Elementary.

The project was created by the Hawaiʻi State AFL-CIO’s LCSP to strengthen and bring the community together to create a stronger Hawaiʻi.

Union/Organization/Businesses Participating: Hawaiʻi DOE; Hawaiʻi Nurses Association, OPEIU Local 50; Hawaiʻi Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund; Hawaiʻi Operating Engineers, Local 3; Hawaiʻi Regional Council of Carpenters; Hawaiʻi State AFL-CIO; HGEA, AFSCME, Local 152; HSTA; HSTA-R; IAM, Local 1998; IBEW, Local 1186; IBEW, Local 1357; ILWU Local 142; ILWU Local 142, Longshore Division; International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, Local 1; IUEC, Local 126; IUPAT, District Council-50; LIUNA, Local 368; OPEIU, Local 277; Plumbers and Fitters Union, Local 675; Sheetmetal Workers Union, Local 293; United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646; Abbey Carpet; Ameritone of Maui; Miyake Concret – Tyson Miyake; Office Max Maui; Starbucks Maui Mall; and Longs Drug Store – Brandy Gomes.

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