University of Hawaii announces support for 2006 Aloha United Way campaign
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HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi is pleased to announce its continued support towards improving the lives of our community members by participating in the 2006 Aloha United Way (AUW) Campaign on Oʻahu from Sept. 5, 2006 to Oct. 13, 2006. The university community is encouraged to support this worthy cause and help UH sustain its position as one of the state‘s largest contributors. This year, UH has set a fundraising goal of $410,195, or a 2.5 percent increase over last year.
One of every two people on Oʻahu are touched by AUW‘s wide range of over 400 health and human services programs offered by 63 partner agencies. For example, last year:
· 12,148 children participated in mentoring or tutoring programs
· 2,254 families avoiding becoming homeless
· 4,201 people successfully completed treatment programs
· 15,793 uninsured people received healthcare services
Peter Quigley, chancellor of Leeward Community College; Andrew Hashimoto, dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources at UH Mānoa; and Jim Nishimoto of the Office of the President, have generously volunteered to serve as the 2006 AUW campaign leaders for the University of Hawaiʻi.
"I am so excited and privileged to be a part of the campaign again this year," said Quigley. "AUW provides essential, sometimes life saving and life changing, services and opportunities for people in need of all ages. I am proud of the way the UH Community Colleges continues to pull together to meet their Aloha United Way goals, and know this year will be no different."
Hashimoto added, "I am pleased that the Aloha United Way and the University of Hawaiʻi will again be partnering to help strengthen Oʻahu families and communities, and that the Aloha United Way will take a proactive role in uniting people and resources through its Community Safety Net initiative."
Nishimoto also shared, "I‘ve witnessed how Aloha United Way partner agencies help meet our community‘s critical health and safety needs. I know that my continued financial support of AUW is needed and well spent. I hope that others will join me by continuing their financial support of AUW."
Fill out your pledge card today to support the Aloha United Way and help UH meet its 2006 fundraising goal. Donors have the option to pay via payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card. Choose to support your favorite local charity or give to AUW‘s Community Safety Net, which offers the most effective way to reach 63 different agencies and make a significant impact on our entire community.
For more information on the 2006 AUW campaign, contact your respective campaign leader or department coordinator.
About Aloha United Way
The annual Aloha United Way campaign mobilizes over 1,200 businesses, schools, unions, government offices, nonprofit organizations and thousands of individual donors to enable AUW to carry out their mission to improve lives. For a complete list of all community volunteers serving on the AUW campaign team, visit www.auw.org. For more information, call the Aloha United Way at 536-1951
For more information, visit: http://www.auw.org