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‘Bids for Kids’ to benefit Lahaina Complex Tutor Project

By Staff | May 2, 2019

“Bids for Kids” will feature pupus, drinks, music by Paul West (pictured) and a silent auction.

LAHAINA – People for Educational Equality (PFEE) will hold its biennial “Bids for Kids,” a fundraiser to benefit the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project, on Saturday, May 25, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The event will be held at the beautiful Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina Town.

The evening will include pupus, drinks, music by Paul West and a silent auction.

Silent auction items include donations from Grand Wailea, Salon Bella Maui, Trilogy, Warren and Annabelle’s Magic, Hyatt Regency Maui, Lahaina Fish Co, Enjoy the Ride, Kimo’s, Mama’s Fish House and more.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from the website, www.pfee.org, or by contacting Barbara Potts at (808) 344-5008.

Founded in 2009, People for Educational Equality is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist and inspire community-driven educational projects and improvements that are sustainable and can have a measurable impact on schools or communities involved.

PFEE’s primary focus is the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project, which was started by Pat and Richard Endsley and has been in operation for 18 years.

The tutor project serves public students in the primary, intermediate and high schools.

Since its involvement, PFEE has donated more than $85,000 to the tutoring program.

Each year, the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project has approximately 150 volunteers who tutor students in math, reading, social studies and more.

Students involved in the program have shown marked improvement and increased interest in learning.

There is no charge to the families whose children are involved in the program.

There are many costs to be covered so that the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project can continue to provide the community with this much-needed service.

Fundraising efforts will go directly to the tutoring program. PFEE’s hope is to further enrich the language arts and math program, and to bring outside support to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum.

PFEE hopes to surpass its 2017 gift of $25,000 through this year’s fundraiser.