Over 200 people gathered together to celebrate and thank our 2019 Honorees on May 4 at the UH Hilo Campus Center. The Friends, celebrating their 29th year of assisting children of abuse and neglect in East Hawaii, were happy to shift the focus to honoring one busy businessman and hard-working representatives from a local service club.
The Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii and the FRIENDS are housed in an older craftsman style house that can need some maintenance and cleaning from time to time. The Akaka Falls Lions Club (another honorée of our 2019 Gala) have helped clean, paint, repair and “spruce up” the Center over many years.
The FRIENDS are thrilled by Bill Miller of Discount Fabric Warehouse’s project “BAGS OF HOPE”.When Bill learned that many children of abuse who are removed from their living environments often put their meager belongings in a large black trash bag. (Bill is one of our honorées of our 2019 Gala).
For our fourth year, the Friends are honoring “friends” of the Friends. Tickets are now available right here. Please click on BUY TICKETS at the bottom of this post. This year we honor Bill Miller of Discount Fabric Warehouse and the Akaka Falls Lions Club. This year the Gala will be at the UH Hilo Campus Center, with No Host cocktails and Silent Auction beginning at 5:30pm followed by dinner and program at 6:30pm.