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It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and forget what the “Season of Giving” is all about. The focus switches to the newest iPhone and the shiniest diamond that is wanted under the tree. Instead of thinking about oneself during the holidays, think of those who would be happy with just a warm blanket and a hot meal for just one night.
In 2009, 10 percent of Hawaii’s people were living below the poverty level, according to the Census Bureau. To help save the 10 percent from starving, Chaminade University’s Campus Ministry has been involved in a program called Feeding the Hungry, a monthly commitment that Campus Ministry makes to help minister to the homeless community in the downtown Honolulu area.
Santa Claus showed up early this year to wish many young boys and girls, as well as the
adults who still believe, “Merry Christmas!” last Thursday during the 65th annual Kaimuki Christmas Parade. Chaminade University co-hosted the event with Saint Louis School as it started on the base of Chaminade’s campus.
Mary and Joseph's cold and difficult journey from Hale Lokelani to the Mystical Rose Oratory led them to CTC Ching Hall in search of shelter for the birth of Jesus. It was held on the Chaminade campus on Nov. 28.
Chaminade’s new radio station will be up and running soon but is delayed due to pieces of equipment missing. “The reason we are not streaming yet is because two critical pieces of equipment are back ordered: our audio mixer and streaming encoder,” said Thomas Galli,44, Chaminade’s communication professor. “The money that was made available to the department was $28,000 but not all of it went to the radio. It was money for the department; I’m waiting on word from Larry Osborn on what is ok to spend the money on.”