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Cody Fred, a University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo student, is the winner of the nationwide Sodexo University Dining Services “Share That U Care” contest. The promotion encouraged students to spread the word about their favorite charities and to help to make a difference through charitable contributions.

Fred, a sophomore majoring in computer science, was selected from thousands of contestants. He chose the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kurtistown, Hawaiʻi as his charity because of his love for animals and his support of the humane mission of the organization.

Fred volunteered at the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary while a high school student at the Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He was honored at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 4 in the UH Hilo Campus Center Dining Room. A representative from the Rainbow Friends was also present to accept their charitable donation of $2,500 on behalf of Fred and Sodexo Campus Services.

More on the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

The Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to the well being of Hawaiʻi’s unwanted, abandoned, abused or otherwise neglected animals, especially companion animals.

“We are a no-kill sanctuary whose goal is to help alleviate the animal abandonment and overpopulation issues facing our island,” explained Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary founder Mary Rose Krijgsman.

“We take in any dog and cat that needs new homes and adopt them to loving families. If the animals are not adopted, they have a permanent home at our sanctuary.”

— A UH Hilo news release.

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