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Lahainaluna students learn about Maui charity at their car wash

By BY CINDY SCHUMACHER - | Feb 18, 2016

Lahainaluna High School students learned about A Cup of Cold Water at their benefit car wash on Feb. 6.

LAHAINA – Students from Lahainaluna High School on Feb. 6 were raising money for their safe and sober prom night when the A Cup of Cold Water community care-van pulled into their car wash.

“No one, not even the parents, had ever heard of A Cup of Cold Water,” said ACCW volunteer Kristi Dunning. “We shared with the kids, and the supervising adults, that we were an outreach ministry serving the homeless and that we went all over the island, including Lahaina on Saturdays. I opened the van door to show the kids inside, and they were so humbled and really in awe. It was, for all, a heartfelt experience.”

“The students worked really hard to get the van clean and even went over it a second time,” said Dunning. “The van and volunteers drove out to waves and ‘shakas’ along with smiles on everyone’s faces.”

ACCW is a community care-van outreach program on Maui. The program – a food and clothing distribution service for the poor and needy in the community – uses the van to deliver essential food, hygiene and clothing items throughout the island.

With a strong volunteer base from the Episcopal Churches on Maui, the program is quickly growing and now includes churches from various denominations, other organizations and community members. For information, call (808) 419-1637 or e-mail acupofcoldwatermaui@gmail.com.