The Rotary Club of Kahului Weinberg Friends Project was awarded to the Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. (MEO) Head Start program. Rotary Club of Kahului member and project coordinator, Jud Cunningham said, “Over 100 hours of volunteer time went into painting the interior of the classroom located at Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center in Wailuku.” Known as the MEO Head Start Wailuku A center, volunteers from the Rotary Club of Kahului and several other Maui Rotary clubs generously gave their time on Saturday, January 27, 2018 to accomplish this project.
Fellow Rotarian and CEO of Ka Hale A Ke Ola Resource Center, Monique Yamashita said, “This project speaks to the remarkable and generous community we have on Maui. To see Rotarians come together for a day project that will have a long-lasting and positive effect for the preschoolers and staff at the MEO Head Start is beyond commendable, it’s highly impactful and tells us how compassionate and hard-working Rotary Clubs are in their service projects.”
Thanks to the generosity of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Rotary Club of Kahului was able to direct of gift of $10,000 to MEO Head Start. Funding will be used to enhance quality early childhood curriculum experiences for Head Start children served on Maui and Molokai.
MEO Head Start provides comprehensive preschool education services at no cost to eligible families. Program services are federally funded with extended day funding provided by the County of Maui. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018-19 school year. Families with children turning three by July 31, 2018 are encouraged to apply. For more information, call the MEO Head Start office at 249-2988.