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    It began here on HT four years ago. heheheh

    "IT STARTED simply enough on local Internet discussion forum HawaiiThreads.com with a topic titled, "Christmas Wishlist." Just before Halloween, forum member "Doc1456" asked, "What do you want for Xmas?"

    The usual suggestions followed: a new job; a laptop computer; world peace; motorcycle; underwear; kitchen appliances; gift cards.

    Then "1stWahine," or "AuntiePupule," also known as Alyn Vasquez of Mayor Wright Homes in Kapalama, chimed in with her wish.

    "I wish for all the children of MWH to have a pair of rubber slippers so they won't have to go barefoot. Somehow, even if I'll be one month late in getting them their slippers ... I'll make sure they'll get it!"
    http://archives.starbulletin.com/200...s/story01.html

    And now four years later, it keeps growing and touching more lives. HOPE, LOVE AND ALOHA!

    This year's Recipients are: MWH, Kaahumanu, Kamehameha, KPT, Palolo, IHS, Waianae Shelter, Leeward Homeless and Kauai Public Housing and Homeless. If can, we'll add Barbers Point Shelter.

    KauKau Wagon will once again sponsor MWH's Slippah Wish Celebration on December 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

    Our own Mike_Lowrey is the Project Coordinator for the Island of Kauai.



    The Slippah Project 2007
    http://www.auntiepupule.com/blog/index.php?id=1267
    http://www.auntiepupule.com/blog/index.php?id=1269
    http://www.auntiepupule.com/blog/index.php?id=1270

    Wishes and Dreams Do Come TRUE...You just gotta "BELIEVE!"

    Please go to http://www.slippah.org/

    Mahalo,

    Auntie Lynn and Blaine
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    Christmas Wish Slippah Project in today's newspaper!! Link here.
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    (Justin volunteered last year as did Conrad the first year we started. Both are in Iraq)

    We are now under KauKau Wagon's 501C ~ umbrella. I will be submitting our own application. We have grown.

    Joining us this year as Sponsors with Donations:

    Donation boxes will be located in many RHM offices.
    RoyalHawaiianMovers.com

    Mahalo to Oahu Express Ltd.
    Flat bed truck for transporting slippahs to Waianae Coast
    & shipping slippahs to Kaua'i.
    OahuExpress.com

    Mahalo to PortaBox!
    PortaBoxHawaii.com

    Mahalo to Intercontinental Distributors!

    Mahalo Scott Mullen
    SlipperSaver.com

    Mahalo to Hawaii Criminal Justice Center.

    Scriv's students will be helping us too.

    As of Nov. 15, 2008, the list of Donations:

    * 10/26/2008 - Aloha Candy
    * 10/27/2008 - Jonnie Santos from San Diego
    * 10/27/08 - Kalei
    * 10/27/08 - Mr. Miranda
    * 10/28/08 - Joel Avendano
    * 11/5/08 - Auntie Marialani at mele.com
    * 11/5/08 - Hula Betty
    * 11/6/08 - Muriel S.
    * 11/6/08 - Cyleet
    * 11/7/08 - Nancy A. from Cucamonga
    * 11/7/08 - Leo Lakio & Lovely Lori
    * 11/10/08 - LKitajima
    * 11/12/08 - Wes Perreira
    * 11/12/08 - Alan Young
    * 11/13/08 - Rudy & Annette Keith of Albuquerque
    * Rep. Karl Rhoads



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    Last edited by 1stwahine; November 15th, 2008 at 10:02 AM.
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    I never heard of this before. I am going to pass the news article link to a another board I am on.

    What a great wish.

    Prayers all have slippahs!!!!!!!!

    ETA: Where in the Pearl Harbor Area can people go and dontate slippahs they have bought?

    Every year DH and I contribute to organizations in honor of our nieces and nephews, instead of giving them gifts. We have our regular places. But can always rearrange how the money is spent.
    Last edited by diamond3121; November 15th, 2008 at 11:29 AM. Reason: hit the post button too soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamond3121 View Post
    ETA: Where in the Pearl Harbor Area can people go and dontate slippahs they have bought?

    Every year DH and I contribute to organizations in honor of our nieces and nephews, instead of giving them gifts. We have our regular places. But can always rearrange how the money is spent.
    RoyalHawaiianMovers on Ualena Street has Boxes in their offices. Or I'd be honored to come an p/u even one pair from you and your DH. It's people like you who make the Magic of Christmas come true not only for the Keiki but for their Ohana!

    Love and ALOHA,

    Auntie Lynn
    Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
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    I know it's for all keiki ~ but are there certain sizes and/or gender that are in greater demand?

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    here they are, what I will be bringing for the Slippah Project :-)

    They are all hand-made by a lovely elderly lady, whom I do not know but thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Hope the kids will enjoy them warm slippers when I bring them when I arrive sunday night !!!
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    Mahalo Lucy!

    And to the following new Donors:

    # 11/15/08 - Nova M. Sain, Warrington, PA
    # 11/16/08 - Filomena Tomei (Plumeria), Vancouver, BC
    # 11/16/08 - Christi Jones, Honolulu
    # 11/21/08 - Corrin Foster, Crown Point, IN
    # 11/21/08 - Kelly Imoto, Ewa Beach
    # 11/22/08 - Doris McRoberts, Cayce, SC
    # 11/22/08 - Anita King, Waianae
    # 11/22/08 - Ozawa 'Ohana, Mililani
    # 11/23/08 - Surfing Farmboy, Bristol, RI & Kailua
    # 11/23/08 - Karen Gates, Ewa Beach
    # 11/25/08 - Maria Roberts, Las Vegas, NV
    # 11/25/08 - JJ Johnson, Honolulu

    KCC is having us have our Porta Box there to collect toys on 12/5-12/12 and their book drive will be 12/12-12/19. We're looking for places to take more donations in the same box for the following week. If you have anyone or any businesses willing to be a drop site for this box. We'd love to have it filled!

    Love and ALOHA,

    Auntie Lynn
    Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
    Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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    Mahalo!

    # 12/2/08 - Exbor, Honolulu
    # 12/3/08 - Lei Liko, Honolulu
    # 12/4/08 - Thomas Arakaki, Honolulu
    # 12/4/08 - Tara Hartman, Lillington, NC
    # 12/4/08 - Da Hui, All Ova Da Creation!
    # 12/4/08 - D'alani, Kalihi

    "Always believe in MIRACLES!!"

    I went to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Center this morning. Three boxes totaling sixty pairs of brand new "SLIPPAHS!" And a check in the amount of $50.00. I was overwhelmed. I broke down and cried. The woman with me cried too. Their generosity touched my heart as well as everyone who donates to this cause. The Slippah Project is for the Keiki. I had written on a blog several days ago the following:

    "I believe a Non Profit Agency should use ALL FUNDS for the sole purpose of what it is out to do ~ for the CAUSE. So many times we have seen others benefit from the kala instead for those who need the help. Da Slippah Foundation started four years ago. Bruddah Blaine pays all the taxes from his pocket. I will be filing our own 501C whateva’s but unlike the others…ALL MONIES will continue to benefit those we service. Das how it was done in the beginning, das how it should be done today. From da heart.

    And another thing. We don’t only give Slippahs. We give to the Homeless Keiki on the Beaches and Shelters of the Leeward Coast ~ Food, Clothes and TOYS!"

    N.B. Namba of Punahou called too. Her grade school students collected and bought "Slippahs." She will be delivering dem to my hale on Sunday. It's about "US!" It's about "WE!"

    For the Keiki. For the CHILDREN!!

    Love and ALOHA,

    Auntie Lynn and Blaine
    Last edited by 1stwahine; December 5th, 2008 at 03:14 PM.
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    What is the best way to donate money to the Slippah Project, Auntie? I thought you had posted about a bank that was accepting and forwarding monetary donations, but now I can't find that post. Or is there an address that checks can be mailed to??
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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlegirl View Post
    What is the best way to donate money to the Slippah Project, Auntie? I thought you had posted about a bank that was accepting and forwarding monetary donations, but now I can't find that post. Or is there an address that checks can be mailed to??
    Here ya go!

    Checks can be mailed to: Blaine Fergerstrom, 1689 Piikea St., Honolulu 96818. Make check payable to Blaine Fergerstrom with a note, "For Lynn's Slippah Project."
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    Mahalo!

    # 12/2/08 - Exbor, Honolulu
    # 12/3/08 - Lei Liko, Honolulu
    # 12/4/08 - Thomas Arakaki, Honolulu
    # 12/4/08 - Tara Hartman, Lillington, NC
    # 12/4/08 - Da Hui, All Ova Da Creation!
    # 12/4/08 - D'alani, Kalihi

    "Always believe in MIRACLES!!"

    I went to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Center this morning. Three boxes totaling sixty pairs of brand new "SLIPPAHS!" And a check in the amount of $50.00. I was overwhelmed. I broke down and cried. The woman with me cried too. Their generosity touched my heart as well as everyone who donates to this cause. The Slippah Project is for the Keiki. I had written on a blog several days ago the following:

    "I believe a Non Profit Agency should use ALL FUNDS for the sole purpose of what it is out to do ~ for the CAUSE. So many times we have seen others benefit from the kala instead for those who need the help. Da Slippah Foundation started four years ago. Bruddah Blaine pays all the taxes from his pocket. I will be filing our own 501C whatevaís but unlike the othersÖALL MONIES will continue to benefit those we service. Das how it was done in the beginning, das how it should be done today. From da heart.

    And another thing. We donít only give Slippahs. We give to the Homeless Keiki on the Beaches and Shelters of the Leeward Coast ~ Food, Clothes and TOYS!"

    N.B. Namba of Punahou called too. Her grade school students collected and bought "Slippahs." She will be delivering dem to my hale on Sunday. It's about "US!" It's about "WE!"

    For the Keiki. For the CHILDREN!!

    Love and ALOHA,

    Auntie Lynn and Blaine
    Auntie, as I mentioned to zztype earlier, I wish I could have given more. I'll do anything to help out the kids in my old neighborhood.

    You both are truly an inspiration!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lei Liko View Post
    Auntie, as I mentioned to zztype earlier, I wish I could have given more. I'll do anything to help out the kids in my old neighborhood.
    Mahalo Lei Liko!

    # 12/05/08 Quijana Byrd, Palmyra, VA
    # 12/5/08 - Pupule Lucie, Montreal, Canada
    And Rep. Joey Manahan who will be picking up the many boxes and distributing to KPT!

    While talking to one of the tour guides, I asked if there were lots of Homeless living on the North Shore. He gave me a map where I could find them. After the tour, we went looking for the Keiki. We found dem. We gave about twenty-five Slippahs total. To hear the plights of how their parents have to live every week to vacate the beaches on certain days and get permits once a week tore my heart. Little children running around during the holiday season...no moa hale. It's wrong. Most parents have jobs but can't afford the rent. I saw rice, shoyu, katsup, and everything you see in a kitchen on a wall with a two kerosene stoves nearby. I can go on and on.

    When we went to Wahiawa, I looked for a homeless person. I found a woman and asked where could I find the children? She gave me the address to HPD Chaplin Father Jack. I drove to the address and walked to his hale. A tall man came outside. I introduced myself and told him what I was there for. I wanted to give the children under the Bridge "Slippahs!" He smiled and told me thank you. I told him if he needed more to call me.

    Please be my ears and eyes. I know there are others out there. We can make a difference.

    If we have the funds, we will get the Slippahs to ALL the Keiki in Hawaii!

    If can ~ can. If no can ~ at least we tried!

    Love and ALOHA,

    Auntie Lynn
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    Aloha! This is our 15th Year! It all started here back in 2005 as The Slippah Project! I will always be thankful to those of you who started it with me. Grassroots and making my dream come true! Iíve never had a fundraiser done. But this year, may be the year. The need is great and funds are low. I will post more about it as I get more information. Wishing everyone a Happy New Years!

    Aunty Lynn

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    When I wrote the message in January who would have thought this year would have been so chaotic. Well, Iíve prayed. And I will deliver on Christmas Day with my husband and faithful friend, Mel Luna, to the sites we deliver every year. Bringing the love of Jesus to those less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you to HawaiiThreads.com and itís members fifteen years ago for believing in me and making my wish come true!

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