$30,000 was donated to support family programs offered by Parents And Children Together
In recognition of the essential family-centered programs provided daily by Parents And Children Together to improve the lives and futures of Hawaii’s most vulnerable population, Nareit has donated $30,000 to Hawaii to support its outreach.
Ryan Kusumoto, President and CEO of PACT, noted that as poverty rates continue to rise nationwide, Nareit Hawaii’s donation will go to programs most in need, providing a lifeline to a growing number of residents and families.
“The global pandemic has compounded the many social injustices that already exist in our communities, making it particularly difficult for our already underfunded families,” Kusumoto said. “PACT is grateful to Nareit Hawaiʻi for supporting our mission to create a safe and prosperous future for all in Hawaii.”
Gladys Quinto Marrone, Executive Director of Nareit Hawaiʻi, said, “The commitment and hope that Parents And Children Together brings to families every day is so critical to Hawaii’s future. Their programs provide parents who need help and children who want counseling with important resources that strengthen both our families and the foundation of our community.”
Kusumoto said Nareit Hawai’i’s donation will go directly to the community and provide direct financial support to families in need. PACT offers the following programs to support families and children in everyday life: early intervention; Child Welfare and Family Strengthening; community house; human resource development; youth programs; domestic violence prevention and intervention; Intervention and support for child sexual abuse; intervention and support in child trafficking; behavioral health; and poverty prevention.
The support of business and community partners like Nareit Hawaiʻi fuels PACT’s customer-centric work and enables its team to lead thousands of families toward a better future. As the general well-being and finances of many Hawaiian families are stretched, PACT continues to provide essential support services while adapting to evolving community needs such as: B. Microcredit for emergencies and unemployment benefits.
Also present at today’s check presentation were State Senator Michelle Kidani, Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, State Representative Sylvia Luke, Chair of the House Finance Committee, State Representative Ryan Yamane, Chair of the House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Homelessness, State Representative Daniel Holt (District 29), Honolulu City Council Member Radiant Cordero (District 7) and PACT Board Chair Mihoko Ito.
Nareit Foundation and Nareit Hawaii donate $1.74 million to 19 charities over the first three years
Since beginning their charitable efforts led by the Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative in November 2018, the Nareit Foundation and Nareit Hawaii have jointly donated $1.74 million in grants to the following 19 nonprofit organizations statewide.
- Parents and children together, $30,000 (December 2021)
- Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island, $25,000 (Dec 2021)
- Maui Food Bank Aloha BackPack Buddies Program, $20,000 (December 2021)
- Zonta Club of Kauai Christmas Fund, $20,000 (Dec 2021)
- Kauai Housing Development Corporation, $130,000 (December 2021)
- EAH Housing Hale Nā Koa ‘O Hanakahi, $145,000 (Nov 2021)
- Molokaʻi Baptist Church, $75,000 (Oct 2021)
- Hawaii Literacy, $40,000 (Sept. 2021)
- FilCom Cares COVID Vaccination Program, $50,000 (April 2021)
- Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, $120,000 (January 2021)
- Hale O Hawaii, $195,000 (December 2020)
- HSTA/Hawaiʻi HomeOwnership Center, $100,000 (Sept. 2020)
- Operations Engineers, Local 3, $20,000 Face Masks (Aug 2020)
- Hawaii Homeless Healthcare Hui, $50,000 (March 2020)
- Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae, $300,000 ($150,000 in February 2020; $150,000 in December 2018)
- Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity, $120,000 (January 2020)
- Nani ‘O Puna, $100,000 (June 2019)
- Na Hale O Maui, $100,000 (January 2019)
- Kahauiki Village, $100,000 (November 2018)
Funded by REITs operating in Hawaii, the $1.74 million in grants focused primarily on supporting affordable housing projects while also addressing special programs for families dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to their health and economic well-being.
Nareit Hawaiʻi represents the interests of REITs in Hawaii and their participation in civic, community and political initiatives benefiting residents across the state while supporting community and nonprofit organizations that address important social issues. REITs are long-term real estate owners that own, renovate and manage affordable housing developments, commercial buildings, medical facilities, shopping malls, cell towers, public storage facilities and hotels in Hawaii.