OUR MISSION- This is our passion
The mission of Project Hawai'i Inc. is to help our islands keiki (children in Hawaiian) break the cycle of poverty. Since 2003, our dedicated volunteers strive to enhance their lives by providing year round supportive services that help to build their self-esteem and learn the proper life and social skills to succeed. We are able to change the children's lives by providing a sense of stability through our holiday events, school support, educational training and monthly outreach.
In addition, our award winning summer educational program has allowed our homeless children to be first generation to graduate high school and attend college.
We provide our services and outreach to over 1,600 individual homeless children throughout the year across the islands of Hawai'i Island, O'ahu and Mau'i.
Our nonprofit organization is fully staffed by volunteers and solely supported by public donations.
Your Investment Can Provide Even More Successful Outcomes
While our programs are helping homeless children move forward and succeed, there are so many more children out there in need of our services. Being a nonprofit supported by public donations, we are only as strong as our donors. We urgently ask for your investment in our children's future. Due to the current lack of support, we have had to cut some of our services in half to focus on more impactive programs. However, taking away stability of a service makes more struggle for Project Hawai’i to provide services to our keiki. So, when you become a donor you assist with the rebuilding of cut programs, expand our enrollment and develop our teen mentoring programs and help us create year round centers.
Many of our programs could expand to even more services. Here are some of our goals that are possible with more support:
1. Duplicate our summer programs to Maui island children
2. Create a Spring Break programs to help children more often when school is out
3. Have Winter Break programs to alleviate the long break from stimulation and lack of nutritious meals
4. Bring back some of our programs that are vital to the families stability
5. Our biggest goal yet! Open teens centers across the islands
6. Our dream goal is to have a summer camp facility of our own that could operate year round for other services.
Yes, all our programs are successful for the children, they are better than nothing...
but that is not good enough.
YOU CAN BE THE CHANGE!
About Our Keiki (children in Hawaiian)
Our keiki live in poverty stricken situations and substandard housing spread across the islands. Some live along the waters’ edge in tents or high in the mountains in abandon cars or substandard makeshift shelters. Most live without running water or electricity and often go to bed without having a single meal. Many live without the simple basics of a blanket for warmth or a pillow for comfort.
The state has over 23,000 homeless children living in substandard situation. This has caused our state to be NUMBER one in the nation for 5 years running for having the most unsheltered children per capita
Project Hawai'i reaches out to the hidden and isolated children to assure they are not left out of services. We strive to serve those who cannot obtain access to other resources available.
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While the Covid shut down continues to affect our events, we are modifying to adapt to the guidelines to assure our keiki are well cared for during this life changing holiday.
On O'ahu our outreach team provided 331 homeless children with their holiday wishes. Many of our families are still too hidden to find...
On Maui we were able to provide Christmas in the Park and deliver to 177 homeless children most of whom live in cars.
On Big Island we provide a Covid Christmas Drive through and island wide deliveries to 784 homeless and poverty stricken keiki.
COVID KOKUA RELIEF
Reaching to Big Island, O'ahu and Maui
Because of our amazing donors and support system we were able to create a COVID TASK GROUP to assure our keiki will be well fed, safe and clean during this uncertain time we face.
Creating 7 Group Leaders and over 50 volunteer supporters we are able to reach the children in the most remote areas of the islands. Those who do not have access to general relief provided in the community.
Thus far we have provided over 90,000 supportive items to over 1,300 children and we are continuing our efforts until the end.
For more details on how you can make a difference visit our covid kokua page
Project Hawai'i was selected for the fellowship 2021
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