Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation (HCCF) was selected as one of 19 recipients for Servco Foundation’s 20-19 Community Grant Program (a part of Servco’ s $1.5 million Centennial Service Campaign). Servco received nearly 5,000 public nominations, representing 567 organizations from across the state. As part of the grant program, HCCF received a $20,000 grant from the Servco Foundation during a ceremony at the State Capitol Rotunda on 10/17. The Servco Foundation was established in 1986 by Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) in recognition of its responsibility as a corporate citizen to the communities it serves. Ryder Lum and his mother Richelle both attended the ceremony along with HCCF Board Members, Barb Craft and Laura Bonilla pictured above with Servco Pacific, Inc., Chairman & CEO, Mark Fukunaga, President & COO, Rick Ching and Executive Director of the Servco Foundation, Peter Hirano. We offer our sincerest gratitude to Ryder Lum for his heartfelt nomination and to the Servco Foundation for their overwhelming generosity in gifting local nonprofits with hugely, impactful grants.
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Many times in my life I felt like I was called to be doing something but felt lost as to what I was supposed to be doing or how. On the flip side of this, I’ve also felt called to so many many things, overwhelmed by all that needed to be done. Stagnant from believing I was ill equipped, stagnant from drowning in too many options. How do I make this long story short? I said yes to becoming my own boss. The growth demanded of me in business also grew my confidence to go for more. I then said yes to running in my first pageant just 3 months after having my 3rd baby. Say what you want about pageants, I honestly probably agree lol, but the philanthropy part is what got me. My yes to wearing a crown was never about me, because I believe we all already wear crowns. Yes the learning about glitz n glamour is great, but my immediate yes to this new adventure was envisioning giving back in much bigger ways to organizations I’m passionate about, on a scale grander than I could have alone. So here I was, saying yes to a platform, now what?! Google, my phone, a pen, paper and a dream written down. I reached out to my top 3 non-profits that had impacted my life. I instantly heard back from the gracious and powerhouse Lori of Shriners. We met, exchanged stories and Lori simply knew I wanted to serve in any way I could for the hospital in bringing further funding and awareness. And did my phone start ringing. Salsa night, yes and amen. Golf tournament, yes and amen. Grant writing?!!! Again, I’ve never done it, but yes and amen. By simply putting myself in a position and by asking how I could be of value, I opened myself to opportunities to add value to myself and more importantly, to others. So here it is. I do not accept excuses. Anything you want to do, YOU CAN DO! Everything is figure-out-able!! Did I have nay sayers along this journey? You better believe it. But guess what?! I didn’t let that stop me. Has this season of developing been like a flourishing upward only flying rocket?! No. Has my faith been tested in the struggles?! Yes. But that’s where I look back and see the beauty and magic of it all. Concluded in comments
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Shriners Honolulu is extremely close to my heart. My eldest son, fully dependent for his care, has been a patient with Shriners for almost 10 years now, receiving a wide variety of services (orthopedic surgery; neurodevelopment care, physical/occupational rehabilitation; dental under sedation; ancillary services: radiology; pharmacy & nutrition). Shriners is a small facility where all of the involved specialists communicate seamlessly to coordinate the best care for not only my son, but all patients, and all regardless of anyone’s ability to pay. For my son, Shriners has truly allowed him to live an independent and fulfilled life. Shriners Honolulu has offered the highest quality pediatric medical care within Hawaii and the Pacific Basin for nearly 96 years. In 2018, over 7800 patients were treated and it is anticipated that 9700 patients will be cared for in 2019. Your community grant would truly serve thousands! . . Mahalo to Servco for this morning and for this incredible opportunity. I couldn’t agree more, I envision at my own 100th anniversary in business, I too would celebrate and mark the milestone by sewing back into the community that got me there. During the many speeches and shared stories of the represented non-profits this morning, several words stood out to me 1️⃣ SERVING 2️⃣ PHILANTHROPY 3️⃣ LEGACY 4️⃣ and GRATITUDE GRATITUDE GRATITUDE. I’m not sure if these stood out because they are words I use often, live by and strive for or if they just captured precisely the feeling amongst us. Mahalo again Servco for your service and inspiration to keep going! . . #Servco #ServcoCentennialServiceCampaign #ShrinersHonolulu #Shriners @shrinershon @alohashriners
Mahalo to @servcopacific Foundation for selecting us as one of your 2019 Community Grant recipients! We are honored. Mahalo for all you do for the Island Community. - 📷: 2019 @servcopacific Foundation Community Grant presentation at the Hawai'i State Capitol. - #Mahalo #ServcoFoundation #Grant #ThankYou #strengtheningfamilies #hawaii #ohana #family #cfs #ChildandFamilyService #WereAllAboutFAMILY
Today I sat in on a Roundtable Discussion on Preventing Homelessness caused by foreclosures on Hawaiian Homelands. Im not the most well versed in Native Hawaiian issues but I always try to take advantage of any opportunities to learn and further educate myself. About 300 NH families have lost their Hawaiian homestead and another 275 are on the verge of eviction because they were not offered any mitigation options after undergoing immense tragedy or struggle. Mitigation best practices that, in a normal setting, would be offered by financial lenders but in DHHL’s ( Dept of Hawaiian Homelands) case, no such options are available although its written and required by State law. It is crazy that this is what NHs on DHHL have been dealing with for 60 years. But again, it really isn’t surprising considering Hawaii’s track record. It was hard hearing from the affected families if not discouraging and almost demoralizing. HOWEVER, the room was filled with an intelligent and committed team of experts and advocates that I’m sure have been fighting this battle for a long time and will continue to do so until the proper solutions are implemented.
This morning my office had the privilege of hosting the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations’ roundtable “About to be Homeless: Preventing Foreclosures on Hawaiian Homelands”. It was enlightening, emotional, hopeful, inspiring, and incredibly motivating. . I want to offer my sincerest Mahalo to the two families who came to speak with us today about the grueling and seemingly hopeless process of staving off eviction from their homesteads’. Both families have undergone immense tragedy and struggle and find themselves with extremely limited options and support in the face of eviction. . We must do better by our beneficiaries to ensure that the process of obtaining and maintaining ownership of their homestead lands is straightforward, accommodating, and objective. We need to make it as easy as possible for people to keep their homes. . I am committed to working with our Department of Hawaiian Homelands, our Attorney General, and our Legislature to ensure that when an issue does arise with homestead residents and payment compliance that meaningful and effective mitigation options are provided to them, the process is handled in an objective, compassionate way, and that families who are the victims of bad circumstances do not lose their homes. . Mahalo to everyone who participated and listened today. @stacelynneli @repward Rep Mark Hashem , @sengabbard @nicole_lowen @smatayoshi Rep Sam Kong @jamespakele @twinks96792 . #LiveAloha #LivePono
Mahalo Lt. Governor Josh Green for supporting our youth organization PERIOD! What an honor to be able to have you with us October 19th and for always supporting good causes✨ Hope to see you all there! RSVP link in my bio.
The symbolism of state Capitols is endlessly interesting to me. The level of detail from overall design and architecture through to fixtures, when well done, captures the culture, inspirations and aspirations of a locale. While it’s not at all your typical neoclassical style, the Hawaiian Capitol is cohesive in capturing the significance of palm trees (columns), volcanoes (atrium and chamber walls), the sun and moon (chandeliers), the water and earth of this place. It’s a modern and functional place of democracy filled with its own unique beauty and dignity. #hawaiistatecapitol #statecapitals #stategovernment
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Yuhuuuuu, welcome to the Hawaii State Capitol guys!! Semoga gw bisa kerja di sini, jadi orang penting, punya jabatan tinggi. Kalo pun ngak bisaa, yaaaa minimal jadi ibu negaranya aja lah ya ahhahaahha. Ntar, doi yg kerja. Nah gw yang buatin projek sosialnya. Pas!!! . Difotoin calon istrinya orang Jepang @gstayuisma
The Hawai’i House of Representatives chamber.
The rotunda at the Hawai’i State Capitol.
The Hawai’i Senate chamber.
‘Iolani Palace and the Hawai’i state capital