PYCC would like to acknowledge and thank the following for their donations: $10,000 from the Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund via the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, $10,000 from the Atherton Family Foundation, $5,000 from the Fred Memorial Foundation and $1,500 from the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation. Wholesale Flooring Direct, Lowes (Kahului) and Sherwin Williams Paint contributed generous donations of materials.
PYCC also received support for equipment upgrades, and new photographic, media and computer equipment for the Hekili Multimedia Lab: $5,000 from the Cooke Foundation Limited and $5,000 from the Bendon Family Foundation.
The Hekili Multimedia Lab Program provides mentorship for video production, photography, audio recording, graphic design and Web design via two computer labs and seven workstations. Increased availability of equipment through these donations offers more hands-on media opportunities and improves and enhances youth participation in the existing multimedia program.
Pā‘ia Youth & Cultural Center staff member Benjamin (center) and (left to right) club members Mason, Gerard, Kynaston and Jeremiah thank the Maui community for its generous donations which provided multimedia lab improvements and equipment and general repairs and upgrades to the entire facility.
Photo: Peter C. Swanzy
The next phase of the project will involve building repairs in the Hekili Multimedia Lab and the installation of new doors for the facility.