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 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.

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