Young Donor Believes in New Beginnings

2015 Donor Newsletter V.2

Gunner Hatcher is a remarkable young man and supporter of Child & Family Service. A sixth grader at Kamehameha Elementary Schools, Gunner selected CFS as the beneficiary for his Service Learning Project.

Gunner and his parents know CFS changes lives. When a family friend and her children were in need of help, CFS was there to provide safety and shelter from domestic violence. Thanks to the support and life skills developed while with CFS, this family friend now has a successful career and stands as a testament of courage and strength.

Knowing how CFS helped his family friend, Gunner was inspired to support our work. He named his project “Gift of Hope,” saying that he wanted to help women and children at our shelters build new lives, free of violence.

Together with his parents, Gunner picked up donated items for families in our emergency domestic abuse shelter and transitional housing facilities. Clothing, toys, bedding, food, and more were all delivered to CFS through Gunner’s hard work.

According to his mom Barbie, “As parents, not only is it important to give, it’s about teaching our son in becoming a better spouse and parent one day. Everyone is worthy of hope.”

Mahalo to Gunner and the Hatcher family for giving families hope when they need it most.

Mahalo to the Foundations supporting our programs from July to December 2015.
Leeward Shelter & Transitional Housing
• The A. C. Kobayashi Family Foundation
• Ellen M. Koenig Memorial Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation
• Harmony Chapter #4 OES
• Zonta Club of Leilehua
• Soroptimist International of Waikiki
• The Mary Kay Foundation

New Possibilities Volume 2016 Issue 1

Cover: The Garden: Encouraging Families to Grow Healthy and Independent
P1: President & CEO’s Message
P2: Moving from Poverty to Self-Sufficiency
P3: Program for Families Continues, Thanks to the Stronger Families Fund®
P4: Sexual Assault Resources, Kaua‘i Backpack Brigade, and NPW video
P5: Young Donor Believes in New Beginnings
P6: Foundation Gifts & Grants (July 2015 – December 2015)
Back Cover: CFS Guild Creates Family Success

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