Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Charity of the Month(s) - January and February 2019

Charity of the Month is a way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

In December we supported 
Toys for Tots
 by donating cash online and going on our annual shopping spree to help fill the collection box at our local brewery.

January and February Charities

We intentionally delayed our charity selections until we returned from Hawaii (where Holly completed her 50 Marathons - 50 States Challenge).  We figured we would find a couple of great causes to support during our travels across Maui, Kauai, and Oahu.

Our first selection relates to turtles (“I like turtles”).   Holly’s wish of swimming near a turtle came true on Maui at Makena Beach State Park   Within a minute of entering the water a medium-sized sea turtle swam right by.  Of course we didn’t have the camera. The next day we were able to watch many turtles enter and exit the water at Ho’okipa Beach Park by Pa’ia. Later in the trip another turtle passed us in a lagoon on Oahu.

Since turtles are still endangered we thought it would be appropriate to help support these animals we enjoyed watching.

“HAWAI'I WILDLIFE FUND (HWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii's native wildlife through research, education and advocacy. HWF Team is made up of educators, conservationists, researchers, naturalists, communities, volunteers and donors devoted to the protection of Hawaii's fragile marine ecosystem and inhabitants. We bring a variety of experiences together to serve a common goal.

We are actively engaging the community in research, education and conservation projects. Learn about the marine environment while snorkeling or whale watching with our naturalistsvolunteer your time with one of our projects, or donate to our cause.”


Our second charity selection wll help maintain and preserve the Pearl Harbor Memorials.  During our visit we learned a great deal about the attack on the harbor, WWII, and life on Hawaii pre-attack.  The museum displays were very detailed and the audio tour was informative. We were not able to go onto the Arizona Monument because the dock was under repair,  but we did take several passes on a boat tour.  It took 3 hours just to see the film, ride the boat, and tour the museum with audio commentary.

“... join us in honoring and preserving the legacy of those whose valor, courage, struggles and sacrifices gave us the freedoms we enjoy today. Together, with your participation, we ensure that the heroes of the World War II generation will always be remembered!”