Holy Family Early Learning Center Raises $1,100 for Hugs Hawaii

QUARTER DRIVE' PROCEEDS PROVIDE HOPE AND SUPPORT FOR LOCAL FAMILIES WITH A SERIOUSLY ILL CHILD

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Holy Family Early Learning Center (ELC) hosted a 'Quarter Drive' in September with a goal of raising $225.  The ELC far surpassed that goal and collected $1,100 for HUGS Hawaii--a local non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen Hawaii's families and improve their quality of life as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child.  The effort was led by ELC teacher Ms. Mary-Anne McMillin and the preschool students in her Lambs Class.
 
To commemorate their 25th Anniversary, Holy Family Early Learning Center is organizing monthly service projects to benefit the greater community.  To broaden their scope and impact, students and their families from both the ELC (preschool) and Holy Family Catholic Academy (kindergarten-grade 8) are invited to participate.  In August, the ELC conducted a Pet Shelter Towel Donation Drive where they donated 116 bath and beach towels to the Hawaiian Humane Society.
 
Holy Family Early Learning Center's 25th Anniversary event for the month of October is their Cards of Gratitude and Aloha Service Project.  Mrs. Chelsea Dean, lead teacher for the ELC's Little Angels class, invited the entire student body and faculty & staff members to create handmade thank you cards for Hawaii's healthcare workers.  The notes of encouragement are a token of gratitude, support and appreciation for the medical personnel that have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID pandemic.  These thank you cards will be presented to Pali Momi Medical Center, The Queen's Medical Center, Kapiolani Medical Center, and Tripler Army Medical Center to honor and celebrate their healthcare workers.
 
To commemorate its 25th Anniversary, Holy Family Early Learning Center is welcoming monetary donations from interested donors to support their special projects and enrichment activities including playground improvements, Hawaiiana curriculum and their school garden.  Those interested in donating may contact ELC Director, Mr. Allen Akiona, at (808) 421-1265 or via email at aakiona@hfcahawaii.org.
 
Holy Family Catholic Academy and Early Learning Center is a co-ed, parochial, private school for students in preschool through 8th grade, located near the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.  This school year, Holy Family Catholic Academy (K-8) is offering two learning options:  an In-Person, On-Campus Program and a Virtual Learning Program.  Holy Family Catholic Academy offers both Before and After-School Care Programs starting at 6:00am and ending at 5:30pm each school day.  Holy Family Catholic Academy and Early Learning Center accepts applications and enrolls new students year-round, based on space availability.  K-8 tuition ranges from $8,045 - $8,945 per year.  Early Learning Center tuition ranges from $9,270 - $9,990 per year.  For information regarding Holy Family Early Learning Center, contact ELC Director Mr. Allen Akiona, Jr. at (808) 421-1265 or via email at aakiona@hfchawaii.org.  For more information on Holy Family Catholic Academy (K-8), visit their website at www.hfcahawaii.org or contact their main office at (808) 423-9611.