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Help needy families through ‘Spirit of Giving’ at Lahaina Gateway

By Staff | Dec 8, 2011

LAHAINA – Lahaina Gateway asks the community to show its holiday “Spirit of Giving” by helping children and families.

Participating Lahaina Gateway merchants are collecting new, unwrapped toys until Dec. 16 to benefit the needy children of West Maui and Lanai through the U.S. Marine’s “Toys for Tots” program and Lahaina Salvation Army.

Lahaina Gateway’s Central Pacific Bank branch is supporting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program again this year. Donations of toys and other gift items for needy children and seniors, as well as monetary donations, will be accepted until Dec. 18 to help the Salvation Army’s holiday giving program.

Come to shop and dine on Saturday, Dec. 10, for Christmas caroling by the King Kamehameha III Fourth and Fifth Grade Choir. They will sing throughout the center from 5 to 7 p.m., making the season even brighter.

Discover holiday dining and gift card specials at Outback Steakhouse, with its special prime rib and lobster; The Melting Pot, which reopens on Dec. 21, just in time for holiday reservations (661-6181); and Teddy’s Bigger Burgers.

More holiday treats can be found at Genki Sushi and Barnes & Noble Cafe. Foodland Farms offers everything for your party needs. Shop for healthy gifts at The Vitamin Shoppe, with double points on all their brands for December, pre-wrapped gift bags and gift cards.

Barnes & Noble will offer storewide sales. December is its “Book Drive” month to benefit the Book Trust, with an in-store book fair Dec. 10 and free gift wrapping 4 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17.