12.06.2007

A Bleg on behalf of Fisher House Hawaii

I know it's the holiday season and money is probably tight. But the Fisher House here on the island is in need of some help. Their funds are short this year and they are only able to cover the basics for the 19 families currently residing at the 2 facilities here on the island. So housing, food, and utilities are covered but that is about it. The families are left to fend for themselves in terms of incidentals and activities.


This is where the bleg comes in. I am asking, on behalf of the Fisher House (they, themselves cannot solicit), for donations. I'll post a list at the bottom of the items that are needed but let me also add here a request for a few specific things. Fisher House Hawaii is in desperate need of discounts to local area attractions or even donated passes. Some examples of these attractions include:

Paradise Cove Luau
Germaine's Luau
Polynesian Cultural Center
The Hale Koa Luau
Sea Life Park
Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park
The Bishop Museum
Honolulu Zoo


The management at Fisher House Hawaii have also made a request for donations for "feel good" items - manicures, pedicures, massages, etc. Anything to make the families' time at the Fisher House less stressful and more enjoyable.


In addition to the above-listed activities, the need exists for the following items:

Permanent Items to remain at the Fisher House™:

Power Strips
Air Mattress w/pump
Karaoke CD’s
Wii Games
XBOX console and games
Patio Cushions
Humidifier/Vaporizers
Picture Paper
Bake ware
Serving dishes
Refrigerator

*Tripler Fisher Houses consists of 19 suites total, a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with library, and toys for children.

Disposable items that will need to continually be replaced:

Laundry Soap High Efficiency(Tide)
Combs Wet wipes
blank CD’s
Hand Soap
Hairbrushes
Diapers
DVD movies
Zip lock bags
Hand Sanitizer
Nail Clippers
Air fresheners
Music CDs
Lightbulbs
Shampoo/Conditioner
Razors
Potpourri
Video games
Batteries
Cotton Balls
Band-aids
Tissues
Garbage bags
Deodorant
Q-tips
Toilet paper
Sippy cups
Dixie cups
Paper towels
Shaving Cream
Lotion
Coffee Creamer
Sugar
Splenda
Cooking oil
Markers
Envelopes
Gum
Crayons
Hard candies
Coloring books
Stamps
Stationary
Carmex/lip balm
Board games
Pens/Pencils
Disposable cameras
Feminine hygiene products
Art Supplies
Books adults/child
Picnic basket set

The have recently added a Menehune water system to the house, if you would like to purchase coupon for replacement bottles contact the Menehune water company so they can just use them as the bottles are emptied and would not need to worry about storage (which is limited).


As you can see, the need is great and yet small (in terms of the items requested). Anything you can offer would be great. You can look at the Fisher House Hawaii website directly and contact them to make a donation or you can contact me via this blog and I'll get you set up.


Thanks!




Pau.




- hfs

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