Spouses Club gives $130,000 to help service members, families thrive

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jennifer Kelling
Hui O Na Wahine

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Hui O Na Wahine, the Schofield Barracks Spouses Club, presented more than $100,000 worth of scholarships and welfare grants, here, May 2.

The club presented $130,000, which is comprised of profits from the club’s thrift store and yearly fundraisers — more than double that of previous years.

Scholarships were awarded to local military youth who are high school seniors, and adults who are continuing their education.

Local organizations received welfare grants to help service members and their families. Grants included $500 for a Brownie Girl Scout troop to plant flowers at the Tripler Army Medical Center’s Fisher House, and $10,000 to Access Surf Hawaii, which provides programs for wounded warriors.

The club’s thrift shop, here, is the biggest provider for the scholarship and welfare fund. The club’s annual fundraisers also contribute to the fund; the annual “Make It, Bake It, Fake It” auction brought in nearly $7,000 alone.

Hui O Na Wahine is a nonprofit organization open to all military spouses, and it shares the spirit of aloha through friendship and community outreach.

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