‘Men Who Care’ Donate to Friends of Children’s Justice Center
By Maui Now Staff
The 100 Men Who Care Maui has selected the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui as the recipient of the new group’s funding.
The 100 Men Who Care Maui is a giving circle in which members nominate local organizations for possible funding.
A total of $4,400 was collected at the group’s July 7 meeting at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului. Since that meeting, 16 additional $100 checks were received from other members, totaling $6,000 in donations.
“Mahalo and congratulations to those who’ve committed to being a part of the group and made their generous $100 donation to total an impressive $6,000 to a worthy organization such as the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center,” said Keith Regan, the 100 Men Who Care Maui group’s founder.
“The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui provides much needed assistance to the children of abuse and neglect in Maui County,” said Paul Tonnessen, executive director of the agency. “Last year alone, the agency was able to assist over 850 children with direct needs to begin the healing process from the trauma of their abuse. Also last year during the holidays, the agency brightened the lives of over 1,700 abused children with gifts.”
In addition to the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui, members listened to presentations about the Maui County Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Imua Family Services.
Four times a year, the group will meet for an hour to vote for a local charity or not-for-profit organization. Each man has agreed to write a $100 check to the selected organization, amounting to a substantial donation to the local nonprofit.
“We look forward to witnessing the positive impact that our collaborative giving will have on the lives of people in our community through our support of grass roots nonprofit organizations that serve our local community,” said Regan.
For more information, contact Regan at 280-9284 or send an email