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Give Aloha in September

Please “Give Aloha” at Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms

September brings us a great opportunity to help Friends of the Library – Waikoloa Region (FL-WR).  We are participating again this year in Give Aloha, Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, under the code name Bookmobile-Waikoloa. This is the perfect time to join or renew your membership to FL-WR and have your donation increased by a matching contribution from Foodland and Western Union.  Just be sure to provide us with a copy of your receipt so that we can credit your membership.

And to celebrate the opening of their new store at Ala Moana Center, Foodland will also donate a portion of sales at any of their stores during the week of August 31 to September 6 to the Give Aloha matching gift fund, so the more you shop, the more FL-WR will receive!

How It Works
From September 1-30, customers are invited to make donations up to $249 (per organization, per person) to participating Hawaii non-profit organizations at checkout.  Individuals must use their Maika’i card to make a matching donation.  If you don’t have a Maika’i Card, you can sign up for one at the same time that you donate.  Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match a portion of each donation up to $300,000.  Remember to keep the receipt for tax purposes.  Give Aloha donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

How to Donate
At checkout, present your Maika’i card (or give your 10-digit number) and tell the cashier how much you would like to donate to Bookmobile-Waikoloa.  Tell the cashier our code number: 78656. Be sure the cashier confirms our organization’s name and the amount that you are donating.

Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total.  You may donate up to $249 per organization. (Higher amounts will not be matched.)

Any donation must be made payable to Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms. 

The name of our organization and the amount you donate will appear on your receipt. 

How Will My Donation be Matched?
Every year, the matching funds are shared with all participating organizations. The gift percentage varies and the actual matching gifts are calculated at the end of the program. Organizations will receive 100% of all customer donations given to their organization, plus their percentage of Foodland and the Western Union Foundation’s $300,000 matching gift.

Donor names will not be released to our organization.  If you would like us to know of your gift, please contact us directly or request a duplicate receipt from the cashier to provide to us so that we may properly acknowledge your gift.

Please take this opportunity to leverage your donation into more dollars for FLWR! Mahalo for your support! And check out our website at FLWRHI.org to see the activities we fund with your contributions.  We’ve added two new programs this year – Kindles for Waikoloa School and Kealekehe High School Library.

The 6th Annual Walk/Run for Literacy was our biggest yet!

Thank you to all the walkers & runners who participated in our 6th Annual Walk/Run for Literacy! We had an outstanding 72 pre-registrations and had people show up  from as far away as Alaska to participate.

We apologize for running out of T-Shirts, but base our numbers on the year before and did not anticipate how many would show up on race day! Next year, please pre-register early to guarantee you will receive one of our world famous commemorative T-shirts! (ok, maybe not world famous – but close enough!)

If you were a runner or walker and want to know your race results, you can go to the Walk/Run website, scroll down and click on the button that says “Click Here for the results” under the heading “2015 Walk/Run Results”.

Amazon Smile Program

We recently signed up for AmazonSmile a program that allows our friends to shop at Amazon.com while diverting some of their purchase price into a donation to FL-WR!

The basics:

  • When you register at the AmazonSmile website, thereafter 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to FL-WR.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Just remember each time you shop to initiate your shopping or browsing at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon.com address.
  • All YOU have to do is sign up for AmazonSmile, pick Friends of the Library of Hawaii in Waikoloa, then every time you shop using AmazonSmile, weʻll get 0.5% donated to us!
  • Super easy, super simple!

For more information, please read the About AmazonSmile page.