Monday, March 24, 2008

Clothing Donations Needed for Disabled Waianae Girl

State Representative Maile Shimabukuro today put out the call for donations of gently used or new clothing for a disabled, low-income, 21-year-old girl from Wai'anae.

The girl is size 8X, and weighs about 500 lbs., therefore, it is very difficult for her to find clothing. In addition, she and her grandfather are unable to drive. She is in great need of all kinds of clothing, such as shorts, t-shirts, pants, shirts, pareo, or any kind of loose-fitting attire.

"I hope someone out there can help this very deserving girl with something as basic as clothing," said Rep. Maile Shimabukuro (District 45 – Waianae, Makaha, Makua.) "Because of the size required, we are hoping that others in the community may know of family or friends that are able to fulfill this need. We would also like to see her get needed medical and financial help."

Donations can be dropped off at Rep. Shimabukuro's office in Room 406 at the State Capitol. After hours, donations can be safely left outside Rep. Shimabukuro's office door. In addition, Rep. Shimabukuro's staff can assist with pick up and delivery of donations.

To find out how to help, or for more information, call Rep. Shimabukuro at 586-8460.

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