Labor of Love
the "mahalo" artwork from students of Kalihi Elemenary School
Each year the Hawaii State AFL-CIO, Labor Community Services Program chooses a public school to improve their campus through its "Labor of Love" event. This year there were 533 volunteers from various unions who came out on Saturday, January 25th to Kalihi Elementary School.Kalihi Elementary School Principal, William Grindell mentioned that the heart of the school is the cafeteria where they hold community celebrations and functions, and hold their graduations. The cafeteria received new fans, a new paint job and a new dishwasher among other campus improvements. Business Manager Val Ceria stated, "With the help from Brother Sam Barrett, Jr., the Union was able to install the much needed dishwasher for the school's cafeteria." Brother Sam added, "Since the installation, Kalihi Elementary was able to convert to metal utensils for the students which will significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastics they go through."
for the "Labor of Love" Program sponsored by the Hawaii State AFL-CIO