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Hawai‘i Island Adult Care New Facility Almost Funded

July 4, 2018, 11:30 AM HST
* Updated July 2, 5:09 PM
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The Hawai‘i Island Community Development Corporation (HICDC) announced that when soon to be 99-year-old Salome Mariposa heard that the new Hawai‘i Island Adult Care new facility was in construction and was expected to open in late June of this year, she said, “I’m looking forward to a beautiful place to relax in.”

Toshiko “Sally” Sasaki, who is 97, is dreaming of a new building “so we can decorate all over again.”

Jay Ignacio, who serves as capital campaign chair, shared that “It is heartbreaking for us to think of our seniors alone all day with no one to talk to and very little to do. But, we also know that juggling jobs, children and caregiving for our kūpuna can sometimes be challenging and exhausting. But soon, with the support of our community, a brand-new 9,000-square-foot facility where our parents and grandparents can come and enjoy activities and healthy meals in a safe and loving environment—will become a reality.”

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Through the generosity of state and county funding and major foundations, they are only $100,000 away from making this dream a reality for the seniors.

HICDC is asking the community to make a gift, no matter how big or small to raise the last $100,000 to have enough money to complete the project and open our doors this fall.

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All gifts of $250 or more will be acknowledged with a permanent tile or naming opportunity depending on the gift level.

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For information on how to donate to the capital campaign contact the Hawaii Island Adult Care Executive Director Marcie Saquing at (808) 961-3747, ext. 107 or Keith Kato, Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Island Community Development Corporation at (808) 319-2422 or visit online.

To find out how you can also give appreciated assets (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) or gifts of Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from IRAs, contact Karen Maedo at (808) 935-3506.

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