We are passionate about the importance of giving back to our community and one of the biggest ways is buying helping Hawaii and national charities. The holiday season really brings out the spirit of giving and many local charities have great opportunities to help those in need through volunteering, donating, and gift programs for those who don’t have the resources. Explore some of the different ways you can give back in Hawaii and keep our local ohanas in mind.
8 Hawaii Charities To Help During The Holidays:
- Project Hawaii Inc.
- Angel Tree Foundation
- Hawaii Foodbank
- Hawaii Meals On Wheels
- Helping Hands Hawai’i
- Blood Bank of Hawaii
Project Hawaii Inc.
We are very proud supporters of Project Hawaii Inc. and their mission of impacting the homeless keiki population by breaking their cycle of poverty. Donations to Project Hawaii Inc. goes toward funding camps, rehabilitative programs, and resources that homeless keikis don’t have easy access to.
Angel Tree Foundation
The Angel Tree program runs every holiday season to provide underprivileged children and seniors with gifts for Christmas. Last year, we provided over 20,000 gifts to keiki and kupuna. Mahalo for providing support and hope for those need it the most. With The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, you can brighten up the holidays for someone in need in your community.
The Hawaii Foodbank is the only nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency in the state of Hawaii that collects, warehouses and distributes mass quantities of both perishable and nonperishable food through nearly 200 charitable agencies on Oahu and Kauai. Their organization forms a vital link with food donors, charitable agencies and the hungry in Hawaii by collecting, inspecting, storing and distributing donated and purchased food. Last year, the Hawaii Foodbank distributed over 12.8 million pounds of food from our warehouse locations in Oahu and Kauai. Of the total amount distributed, about one-third consisted of fresh produce. They also shipped 115,036 pounds of food to Maui Food Bank.
Hawaii Meals On Wheels
Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels is dedicated to helping Oahu’s elders and individuals with disabilities preserve their independence at home. We do this primarily by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal interaction with those we serve.
Helping Hands Hawai’i
Give families hope for the holidays and beyond through the 2017 Adopt A Family (AAF) program! AAF is a seasonal program administered by Helping Hands Hawaii during the holidays and matches individuals and families experiencing hardships with kind donors in the community.
Blood Bank of Hawaii
Donate blood between December 23, 2013 – January 4, 2014 at any of our donation locations and receive a mahalo gift. Plus, enter to win a Vacations Hawaii trip for two to Las Vegas including airfare, a four- or five-night hotel stay, three meals daily and roundtrip Las Vegas airport transfers.