In these dour financial times non-profits are left to hang to dry or fend for themselves. At Imua Family Services in Wailuku, they have embraced the climate as best as they can by securing successful partnerships with the local business community. One of these partnerships has been with Roy’s Restaurants.
On Friday, owner Roy Yamaguchi was named Imua Family Services Humanitarian of the Year during the annual Maui Non-Profit Directors Pau Hana Celebration held at the Kahili room at the Kamehameha Golf Course.
The reason was the 14th annual Roy’s Restaurants’ Golf Classic, which was held in September at the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course. That event raised more than $65,000 for Imua Family Services.
“Combined efforts of the committee and participants made the 14th annual the most exciting tournament ever,” said Yamaguchi. Forty four teams vied for the honors and prizes. The first place team was Ryan Thorton of Insurance Associates, second was McKeon Imlay Mehling and third was Royal Lahaina Villas.
Dean Wong, Executive Director at Imua Family Services, accepted the award for Roy Yamaguchi, who was unable to attend the awards celebration. “We see this award as a reflection of Yamaguchi’s progressive thinking as a businessman and humanitarian,” says Wong. “We are only as strong and vigilant as our community is and how it gives back to our nonprofit organizations. Roy’s Restaurants of Hawaii is a role model business for its community support.”
Imua Family Services provides vital services to our community, supplying early childhood development services to children and their families. This includes newborn hearing screening, infant child development and early childhood development services and Camp Imua. For more information go to imuafamilyservices.org.