Open Your Heart for Special Olympics Hawai‘i

January 25, 2013 by Kailani  
Filed under charities, columns, Life in Hawaii

Starting Jan. 14, City Mill Company, Ltd. employees will pour their hearts and souls into this year’s annual Open Your Heart campaign – a month-long fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics Hawai?i. From Jan. 14 – Feb. 14, 2013, City Mill store employees will raise funds and awareness for this local nonprofit by encouraging customers to make a donation for Special Olympics Hawai?i’s Central/Honolulu area programs at check out.

During the campaign, City Mill employees will support this nonprofit and invite shoppers to make a donation of $1 or more to Special Olympics Hawai?i. Shoppers who make a donation can fill out a “Have a Heart” icon with their name that will be displayed throughout City Mill stores. A complete list of participating City Mill stores, including their newest store in Ewa Beach, is available at

“Special Olympics Hawai’i has always received tremendous support from the community during City Mill’s annual Open Your Heart campaign – and last year we raised a record-breaking $20,800 for our local athletes,” said Jen Ernst, Central/Honolulu area director for Special Olympics Hawai?i. “The company’s efforts help to make a positive impact in the lives of our athletes, providing the essential supplies and encouragement they need to succeed on and off the field.”

Last year, the Open Your Heart campaign raised more than $20,800 for local athletes providing them with the funds to purchase uniforms and equipment. To-date City Mill has helped raise $150,000 for Special Olympics Hawai’i.

“Every year our City Mill employees and customers are eager to spread the love and awareness for Special Olympics Hawai’i's worthy cause,” said Steven Ai, City Mill president and CEO. “This campaign is very close to our hearts because it gives us a chance to come together and support the community which supports us.”

This month Special Olympics Hawai’i presented City Mill Company, Ltd. with Special Olympics Central/Honolulu area’s 2012 Organization of the Year award.

For more information on Special Olympics Hawai’i, please contact or visit Special Olympics Hawai’i is also on Twitter, and on Facebook at

Courtesy of Special Olympics

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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