I want to tell you what's new. The Big Island Community Coalition (BICC), in partnership with ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, is kicking off the Lamakū Adopt-a-Visit project.
Here's how it works: You make a 100 percent tax-deductible donation to ‘Imiloa, specifying that it's in support of the BICC "Adopt-a-Visit" project. (You can specify that it's for a certain Puna or Ka‘ū school if you'd like, but that's optional.)
Each $5 donation sponsors one student. Public, private, charter and homeschooled students are eligible.
Donations will be applied to the ‘Imiloa admission fee. As long as funds are available, ‘Imiloa will cover the cost of bus transportation to the Center. ‘Imiloa will coordinate the school visits, and will ensure that the donor receives feedback about the trip to ‘Imiloa they helped sponsor.
Eighty-nine percent of students in the Pahoa school complex participate in the free/reduced lunch program. This is the highest percentage in the state.
This is an opportunity to make a real difference on the ground. Thanks for your help.