Pearl City Foundation receives $10,000 Weinberg Foundation Grant

Aug 26, 2012 | PC Community


The Kalakaua Lions Club presented the Pearl City Foundation with a $10,000 Weinberg Foundation Grant on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Puuhale Elementary School in Kalihi during the school's campus clean up and beautification day.

Pearl City Foundation Executive Director Breene Harimoto accepted the Weinberg Foundation Grant from Kalakaua Lions Club President James Ishimoto. The Kalakaua Lions Club partners with the Weinberg Foundation each year to select a recipient for the $10,000 grant from the Weinberg Foundation.

To receive the grant, the Kalakaua Lions Club is required to do a service project so they selected Puuhale Elementary School as their service project and they also selected the Pearl City Foundation to be the recipient of the grant for this year. The grant will be used to support students in the Pearl City Foundation's Intersession Program at the Momilani Community Center in Pearl City.

"This is great that we can help this school with manpower and with the Weinberg Foundation Grant we can help students in Pearl City. We have many low income students who really need help so what we're doing is enabling ten students to come to our intersession program at the Pearl City Foundation which is free of charge. it's a tuition waiver scholarship so its much appreciated. We really appreciate the Weinberg Foundation for giving us this grant, but also we thank the Kalakaua Lions Club for selecting the Pearl City Foundation."

                               ….Breene Harimoto, Executive Director, Pearl City Foundation

"Today, thanks to the Mana Loa-Nimitz Lions Club and the Pearl City Lions Club along with the Kalakaua Lions Club who all combined to help each other. We have a small club so we need big clubs to jump in and help us. Thanks to Principal Miki St. Laurent. She's a terrific, super lady for helping us. With the Weinberg Foundation Grant we had to meet the criteria. If you don't, you have to reschedule everything, but they have been really good to us so far. They're very good. Thanks to the Weinberg Foundation."

                                                ….James Ishimoto, President, Kalakaua Lions Club

"Puuhale School is just so grateful to be a part of this opportunity to partner with the Lions not only to benefit our own campus by making it secure and safe and look really good, but we're also here to help all kids. We are generally appreciative of the fact that the check from the Weinberg organization will support student learning during the interim because we know for a fact, that students lose their information during the breaks. Without the regular stimulation being constant all the time, they will have to review so much information in the beginning of the school year."

.                               ….Yolanda St. Laurent, Principal, Puuhale Elementary School

                                                     Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City Foundation Executive Director Breene Harimoto pitched in on Saturday to help spruce up the Puuhale Elementary School grounds after receiving the $10,000 Weinberg Grant from Kalakaua Lions Club President James Ishimoto earlier in the day. Harimoto, who is also the Treasurer for the Mana Loa-Nimitz Lions Club joined  forces with the Kalakaua Lions and Pearl City Lions clubs to help out with the school work day project.

                                                     Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Volunteers received a warm welcome from Grandma Janet on Saturday.

                                                     Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City Lions are always somewhere in the community helping out those in need.

                                                     Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Mana Loa-Nimitz Lions Club President Warren Hiromoto (right, front) organized a lunch barbecue of teriyaki chicken, beef stew, and hot dogs for all of the volunteers. Mana Loa Lions Club members pictured working the grill on Saturday.

                                                     Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Mahalo to the Kalakaua Lions Club!