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Family Support Hawaii hosting a free light bulb and book exchange


Family Support Hawaii (FSH) will be hosting a monthly light bulb and book exchange in January, February and March. The exchange will be held the second Wednesday of the month, now through March at Old Kona Airport’s Na Kamalei Playground from 10:00 AM to noon. The public is invited to exchange their old power-hungry incandescent bulbs for energy-efficient Compact Florescent Light bulbs — absolutely free! Interested parties can also participate in a book exchange or simply donate their used books, plus receive literacy info and free bookmarks.

“This is the perfect opportunity for people to migrate over to CFL bulbs without the cost associated with the more expensive technology,” said Shannon Ramirez, FSH’s program manager. “While CFL bulbs typically come with a pretty hefty price tag, they can more than make up for the price by helping you save a bundle on your electric bills every month. CFL bulbs use up to 75% less electricity than incandescent bulbs, while providing just as much light,” Ramirez added.

FSH’s Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), AmeriCorps program is partnering with The Kohala Center, Blue Planet Foundation, and Hawaii Energy to host these CFL exchanges during their regularly-scheduled “Reading Is Fundamental” events. For more information, please contact Shannon Ramirez at (808) 334-4111.

Founded in 1979 by members of the community who were concerned about the life-long consequences of child abuse and neglect, Family Support Hawaii is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency that offers a multitude of programs that touch nearly every facet of family life on the Big Island. This past year, FSH provided direct support to 3,500+ families through its various programs. For information on services provided by Family Support Hawaii, please call 808-326-7778 or visit

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