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Kuakini Health System (Kuakini) has received a $5,000 grant for its year-round "Healthful Lifestyle Promotions" community education program from the Friends of Hawaii Charities Inc.

The Children’s Alliance of Hawaii’s 10th annual Mahealani fundraiser raised more than $180,000 to help sexually abused children. The money was raised through table sponsorships and silent and live auctions.

Aloha United Way’s Society of Young Leaders collected and donated more than $10,000 worth of gently used business wear and accessories for low-income women to the YWCA of Oahu’s Dress for Success Program.

American Savings Bank awarded $25,000 to Chaminade University to support its participation in the 2010 Hogan Entrepreneurs/American Savings Bank Non-Profit Business Plan Competition. The program prepares students for entrepreneurial careers in business, government and nonprofit organizations.

The Hawaii HomeOwnership Center received $12,000 from State Farm Insurance to increase the number of low- to moderate-income first-time homebuyers in Hawaii. The center has helped more than 620 families purchase their first home, and State Farm has donated more than $150,000 since the center’s creation in 2003.

Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health, an affiliate of Sutter Health, received $15,000 from the G.N. Wilcox Trust and $15,000 from the McInerny Foundation for the renovation and expansion of its Lokelani Child & Adolescent Unit. The Lokelani Phase II renovation has been approved for a $50,000 matching challenge grant from Sutter Health, on the condition that Kahi Mohala raises $50,000 from individuals, foundations and businesses.

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture was awarded $25,000 by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for its teacher recruitment, support and retention program.

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