With gratitude and profound spirit of giving back to the Pearl City community, the Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association presented Lehua Elementary and Palisades Elementary with cash donations of $1000.00 on Friday.
Each year, two Pearl City Complex Elementary Schools receive $1000.00 donations from the PCSC Merchants Association. The cash donations rotate annually between the eight elementary schools in the complex. Since 2011, the Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association has provided more than $22,000 in donations to the complex elementary schools in support of their financial needs.
I was truly honored on Friday as a Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association board member to be joined by President Shawn Sablan, who is also the General Manager of Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant as he shared his appreciation and thanks to those who make a difference in our schools and community.
”I always enjoy the opportunity to say thank you to the community that has been supporting not only the Pearl City Shopping Center, but also the many business that call this shopping center home. That enjoyment is always doubled when we're able to say thank you to the schools, teachers, and faculty that play such an important role on how this community continues to develop.”
Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association
The 10 schools that make up the Pearl City Complex are blessed with talented and inspiring spirited leadership that is being challenged by the very difficult task of finding ways to overcome the hardships that affect the core of school operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are all extremely grateful for any help that comes their way from the community and are thankful for the Aloha extended to their school ohana.
Dear Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants and Association,
We know and understand that during this pandemic period we are all faced with much uncertainty and hardship. Despite of it all, the Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants continue to support our Pearl City schools. On behalf of the Palisades Elementary School community of students, families, faculty, and staff, I want to express my sincere Aloha and Mahalo for your generous and kind donation. I want you all to know that "We are all in this together…One Pearl City Ohana." Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021 New Year to you all!
Proud Principal of Palisades Elementary School
Dear Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association,
On behalf of the students, families, and Lehua Elementary School community, I would like to say thank you for your generous donation. We value supportive businesses and community partners like you. Your generosity and commitment to helping our keiki with their educational goals and aspirations is truly inspirational. Mahalo for supporting our future leaders.
Lehua Elementary School
The Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association also annually supports Highlands Intermediate School and Pearl City High School through donations to academic, sports, and extra-curricular programs, as well as school supply drives.
Mahalo to Pearl City Shopping Center owner Duane Kurisu for his support and generosity towards the Pearl City community through annual monetary donations that benefit residents and their ohana from keiki to kupuna.
Also, mahalo to the Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association Board of Directors for their commitment to the community and a heartfelt mahalo to the merchants for their exceptional products and services that they provide each day towards the growth and welfare of residents and visitors to the Pearl City community.
Palisades Elementary School
Pictured from L-R: Barry Villamil, Principal Gavin Tsue, and Shawn Sablan
Lehua Elementary School
Pictured from L-R: Barry Villamil, Shawn Sablan, Principal Alvan Fukuhara,
and Vice Principal Michael Sana