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Craig Shoji along with his wife, Danica, went on a mission trip with their church. First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu (FPC), to work alongside San Francisco City Impact in June 2015. City Impact serves the houseless and low income in the Tenderloin, the toughest district of San Francisco. Upon returning home Craig was inspired to serve the houseless people and low-income families.
Thinking that having clean clothes would be a help to houseless people, in
October 2015, they founded FPC Laundry Love. FPC Laundry Love, through a partnership with Waimanalo Laundry Service, pays for the cost to help the Waimanalo houseless, low income, and anyone in the community. While the guests are waiting for their laundry to go through the cycle they provided a hot meal and a time for fellowship and to build relationships. They managed FPC Laundry Love for 17 months before passing the program to Laura Kay Rand while they focused on establishing Revive + Refresh. Craig and Danica are the founders of Revive + Refresh to offer Mobile Hygiene Services (showers, toilets) for the houseless individuals.
Craig Shoji is born and raised in Hilo and Honolulu, Hawaii. Craig graduated
from Honolulu Community College with an Associates Degree in Occupational and Environmental Safety Management. Craig is a Safety Manager with Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., and a safety instructor with Painters Union Local 1791. He has many years of experience in managing people in the airline, insurance and construction industries.
Danica Fong-Shoji is born and raised in Singapore. She graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA), and attained a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license with the State of Hawaii. Danica has been with various CPA firms and started her own accounting practice in January 1999. She has experience in taxes, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, IRS audit, organization skills, and attends to details. Danica volunteered once a week at the Women’s Community Correctional Center at Kailua, Hawaii from October 2014 to December 2015. She taught the women balancing the check book, understanding the financial statements, basic bookkeeping, and calculating payroll and payroll withholding taxes. Craig, Danica and their two children are regular volunteers at FPC Laundry Love.
Peter Kang moved to the United States from Seoul, South Korea, and lived on the East Coast. He attended Boston College and proceeded to create various small companies that served new and upcoming needs such as pet care services, an Asian American adverting agency, and various other service-related ventures. Along his career path, Peter realized his love for design which also led him to work on various commercial and residential projects in New York City. In 2010, he moved to Oahu with his family to pursue residential development. His passion for design and heart for the troubled families also led him to work with various non-profit organizations. Peter currently is on the Board of Mustard Seed Miracle, which builds home for low-income families and recently on the Board of Directors of Revive + Refresh. Peter and his wife are regular volunteers at FPC Laundry Love.
Laura Kay Rand is the Hawaii Foodbank’s Vice President and Chief Impact Officer. A non-profit career professional, Laura Kay honed her strategic framework and leadership style for more than two decades in health and human services organizations. Working with a variety of organizations, such as Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Mental Health Kokua, The Salvation Army, PHOCUSED, and the Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation, Laura Kay believes relationships build the best bridges between from situations to solutions. Whether working as a consultant, employee, board member, or volunteer, she believes it takes everyone working together to strengthen our community that is our Hawaii home. Active in the community, Laura Kay serves on the Board for the Aloha Dream Center and Revive + Refresh. Laura Kay took over FPC Laundry Love operation in January 2017.
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