Donations Sought for Women of Wai'anae Scholarship

  • March 25, 2014
  • April 07, 2014
  • Various Drop-Off Sites
Hawaii Women Lawyers is accepting donations from March 25, 2014 through April 7, 2014 in support of the Women of Wai'anae's scholarship program.

For over 20 years, Women of Wai'anae (WOW) has been working to improve their community, in part, through their scholarship program.  Each year, WOW raises funds through yard sales and other events.  Recipients are non-traditional students in the Wai'anae community who have started college or trade school and may not have had the opportunity to go to college after high school.  Now older, many with children, recipients do not have the financial ability to pay for tuition, books, and the many other costs of pursuing higher education (e.g., child care, transportation, books, proper attire).

Last year, WOW awarded nine scholarships - and has come a long way since awarding its first scholarship in 1989.  The top recipient was awarded $1,500 and the remaining received $600.00 each.  WOW's goal is to raise enough funds for 10 or more scholarships (last year, WOW turned down 14 other applicants due to lack of funds).  Please help us support this wonderful group, while getting started on your spring cleaning! 

For more information about WOW, please visit their blog at  Any other questions?  Please contact Erin Kobayashi at
or 695-6256.

Types of donations:

1.  Items for their yard sale fundraiser, except old television sets and computers.  Popular donations include new or gently used cosmetics and clothing (for men, women, and children), children's toys and other items, working phones (all types, including land lines), tools, furniture, interior d├ęcor, household items, plants, surf boards, and novelty items.

2.  Monetary donations (WOW is a 501(c)(3) organization and can provide proof of your donation upon request).

Donation sites:

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
American Savings Bank Tower, Suite 2000
1001 Bishop Street
Contact:  Dianne Winter Brookins

Ashford & Wriston
Alii Place, 1099 Alakea Street, 14th Floor
Contact:  Lynne McGivern

Ayabe Chong Nishimoto Sia & Nakamura
Pauahi Tower, Suite 2500
1003 Bishop Street
Contact: Zale Okazaki

Cades Schutte LLP
Cades Schutte Building, 12th floor
1000 Bishop Street
Contact: Lori Amano

Law School Admissions Office
Richardson School of Law
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2515 Dole Street
Contacts: Maria Calderon & Frannie Demapon

Law Office of Mei Nakamoto
Davies Pacific Center, Suite 1040
841 Bishop Street
Contact:  Erin M. Kobayashionetary donations