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Sunday’s Child Foundation fundraiser (Dec. 31)


UPDATED, 1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29


Kamaaina Tuesday … In support of our effort to get local people involved in our New Year’s Eve Extravaganza we are offering a discounted ticket price to all local residents Tuesday only.

This makes the price of a ticket $75 per individual. There is no discount on the couples rate however if you buy two individual tickets you’ll get the price break.

All proceeds from this event benefit foster children on the Big Island.

Sundays Child Foundation is hosting a gala fundraising event to benefit foster children. Held at the historic plantation managers home in Kukuiheale, this exclusive location is seldom open for public visitation. Dinner will be provided by local culinary artisans from caterers to restaurants; featuring dishes from Daniel Thiebaut, Pakini Grill, Pau, Solimenes, Hamakua Mushrooms, Sandwich Isle Bakery, as well as a traditional Imu.

Live entertainment will be provided by Grady Keystone & Uncle Boogie with dancing till midnight! Lots of extras too with a Silent Auction, Keiki Hula, & no host bar. Tickets are tax deductible and cost $150 per person $275 per couple. Formal attire encouraged. All proceeds from our event will go to provide necessary care and educational services for foster children and their host families.

Tickets may be purchased online @ or by check to Sundays Child Foundation, PO. Box 6108 Kamuela, HI. 96743


Never under estimate the power of two determined women. The conversation went something like this: “We have to do something to procure funds to get this program going. I know but what can we do? We could ask the community for help.”

That was just 7 weeks ago when Lauren Rainer and Kristin Dobson of Sundays Child Foundation were brainstorming on ways kickstart programs to provide education and healing to children in foster care and resource families.

The Kamalii Ohana Project is underway in response to shelter and care for abused children on the Island of Hawaii, but they are still desperately in need of funding.

Sundays Child Foundation is a relatively new nonprofit and like all nonprofits these days, it is confronted with the challenges of raising funds to provide their services. In the face of what is being termed as “the worst economy this nation has seen in decades,” these two women are plowing ahead with their intention to show children in foster care that there still is hope, and they are not the forgotten ones who fall through the cracks of our decaying social system.

On Dec. 31, Lauren and Kristin, on behalf of Sundays Child Foundation, will host a gala fundraising event to raise awareness of the needs for this grossly underserved group.

The event, “An Enchanted Evening Under the Blue Moon,” is a formal affair with live entertainment provided by Uncle Boogie and Grady Keystone, & a local keiki halau.

The food is provided by Daniel Thiebaut, Pau, Solimenes, Pakini Grill, Wharton Seafoods, Hamakua Mushrooms and Sandwich Isle Bakery, just to name a few.

There will be a silent auction and other surprises throughout the evening, as well as, a no host bar.

All proceeds from this event will go to provide care and services to children in foster care and their resource families. The foundation follows the belief that every child has the right to be nurtured by a loving family, supported by a caring community and be brought up in the world knowing love and security, with the ability to realize their dreams.

“If the government is not going to help, we believe it is up to each one of us in our community to reach out and do all that we can to see that the future of our island has confident, educated and inspired young children to lead the way,” Rainier said. “You never know whose life you will touch by offering a helping hand.”

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