Kapi‘olani Community College Bands Together for AUW

By Amber Lazorko, Kapi‘o Staff Writer

With just days left in Kapi‘olani Community College’s Aloha United Way campaign, volunteers are working hard to meet the college’s goal of $11,000 in campus donations.

The fundraising campaign began on Sept. 15 and ends on Friday. As of Tuesday, the school had raised 98% of its targeted goal.

“Although KCC does not receive any monies, what we do receive is the generosity and camaraderie that is shared with the very generous donations that we receive from our faculty and staff,” said volunteer Sally Yamaguchi.

“At Nordstrom, where I work, we have the effortless option to donate out of our paycheck, and it feels really good to give back,” said KCC student Courtney Kemmler. “Seeing the Aloha United Way campaigns going on at school and work makes me appreciate our community and what we can accomplish together.”

Haven’t donated yet?

Volunteers are selling blue/white wristbands with our schools motto, “Kulia I ka nu`u – Strive for the Highest,” at the cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The bands are available for $3 each or two for $5.


Funds raised during the campaign will help fund over 300 local non-profit organizations. AUW teams up with organizations statewide; the University of Hawai‘i system is one of the top supporters fundraising over $250,000 annually. AUW-affiliated organizations address many important issues in the community, including early childhood education, poverty prevention and homelessness.