Project Hawai'i, Inc. is a publicly supported nonprofit organization run 100% by volunteers. Our agency is gearing up to provide over 650 homeless children with a wonderful holiday. Santa needs your help to assure these precious children's wishes are fulfilled. While their wishes are basic, their need is great.

Our program will not be able to meet the needs of the homeless keiki without the help of the community.

Imagine Christmas morning arriving with no hope of Santa's arrival, no holiday meal to enjoy, and no gifts under a forgotten tree. These children live in extreme poverty without basic life needs let alone any hope of Christmas' arrival. Children who grow up in poverty rely on the basic FREE meal program at school. Our children face days without healthy meals or eating at all. This 3 week holiday is extremely hard on the family and the children.

We bring them hope for a brighter tomorrow, not just during the holiday but in life over all. These children deserve a wonderful day to keep the spirit of the holidays alive in their world.

You can be the difference, You can make a difference by volunteering just one of the opportunities listed below.

Your time is more important than you will ever know to those who go without.


Volunteers will be holding awareness signs and fish nets to collect donations at various locations across the island to help us meet our goals.


  • Fridays - December 6th & 13th Kapolei 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • Safeway/Tesoro Shopping Center/ meet in the parking lot near the hedges facing the HWY/Burger King


  • SATURDAYS = Pearl City December 7rd & 14th

  • ****** 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ********

  • Pearl City - First Hawaiian Bank /Corner of Kamehameha Hwy and Waimano Home Road


  • SUNDAY December 8th & 15th - Kane'ohe

  • ***** 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ******

  • Windward Shopping Center (not mall)

  • First Hawaiian Bank/Burger King/Toyota area




  1. Email your name, email address, dates you are attending. No need to pre-register.

  2. GROUPS with 10 or more need to be pre approved, please do not just show up. We need to know how many of people are attending.

  3. Families with children: We accept children between the ages of 8-12 with an adult supervisor, not really suited for younger children. Teens are welcome without a supervisor.

  4. Show up 5-10 minutes prior to shift for orientation.



  1. Suggested to wear sunglasses, hats, sun protective measures

  2. Bring Sunscreen

  3. Dress for the weather, typically hot, but possible rain...we come rain or shine, as the children rely on us and we RELY ON YOU!!

  4. Groups can wear their group or club t-shirts, etc.

  5. Wear comfortable walking shoes

  6. Water bottles (groups with 10 or more are required to bring water bottles)

  7. Community service papers for us to sign. If you don't bring them, we can't sign them. We will not be able to email or mail the forms to you.

  8. A friend is also welcome, BRING A FRIEND get an extra hour of service if needed.*

  9. HOLIDAY CRAZY HATS!!! Wear a festive hat, and get another hour of service.*

  10. *to get extra hour(s) YOU must attend the entire 3 hour shift.


  1. Snacks and Refreshments

  2. Awareness Signs and Nets

  3. Community Service Hours accepted by schools, social service and court ordered forms.



  • We have event t-shirts for only $20. Your donation purchase also helps to sponsor a holiday meal for a homeless child.

  • Anyone bringing in OUTSIDE donations will be entered in a drawing for different prize packages, including MOVIE TICKETS, DINNER GIFT CARDS, and more.

  • Feed a Child is $7.00 just an example of donation amount, help them stay fed over their long holiday vacation.... help us provide these precious children meals!!



Those who wish to host their own collection of most needed items or sponsor a keiki wish tag can contact us for a list of items still available. Please do NOT just drop off random items or donations. We are not able to handle various donations.


  • Fill A Stocking: Items include hygiene, color books and crayons, bubbles, cards/games, gift cards for meals, Walmart/Target gift cards for special needs, etc.

  • Hygiene Bags: Shampoo/Conditioner, Soap/Washcloth, Toothbrush/Paste, Hair brushes

  • Child Wishes: Sponsor a child's wishes/needs...lists provided upon request.

  • Gift cards from Target, Walmart, Ross Dress for Less, TJ Maxx, etc.

  • Food Gift cards are also welcome.