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HIUW Agency Fair at PKP Saturday

August 27, 2015, 8:26 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:16 PM
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Hawai’i Island United Way is preparing for its Agency Fair, a family event held at the Prince Kuhio Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 29, part of the organization’s 2015-2016 General Campaign Kick-off.

Over 18 partnering agencies will be at the plaza showcasing their services to the community. The group is a portion of HIUW’s 41 partnering agencies and 54 supported programs.

The fair will offer community members an opportunity to take a peek at the many services offered throughout the community, providing a showcase of the HIUW’s mission of uniting people, organizations, and resources as part of building a healthier community.

“The idea behind the fair is to let the community know about all the different agencies that are available to them and a way to provide information about the variety of organizations that are helped by the Hawai’i Island United Way,” said HIUW’s 2015-2016 General Campaign Chair, J.E. Orozco.

Orozco says funding is collected throughout the course of the year from not only individuals but also businesses and corporations. The money generated throughout the year-long campaign is used to provide support for a variety of organizations throughout the community.

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The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment by local acts, along with childrens performances, free balloons, and a passport stamp activity that puts participants in the running for a grand prize will all be present.

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“We’re really excited,” Orozco said. “This is a great way to involve the community with a free family event that provides important information and shows off the agencies supported through the Hawai’i Island United Way.”

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