Every Penny Counts Campaign" to Help Homeless Keiki Volunteer Coordinators Wanted
In today's economy it does seem that every penny truly counts. It is not different for our homeless keiki programs. Throughout the year we conduct several collections and fundraisers where people can give their extra pennies. Some apologize saying "that is all I can give" while others wish us good luck and throw in their two pennies.
I want to let everyone know that all those pennies really do make a difference, and we have collected hundreds of dollars in pennies to help support the needs of our homeless keiki
Project Hawai'i, Inc., is a non-profit organization that runs 100% by volunteers to care for the keiki living in homeless and poverty stricken conditions on both the Big Island and O'ahu. Our goal is to be able to provide homeless childres with basic life necessities, nutritious meals, and educational programs to help them escape the cycle of poverty within their own lives.
Throughout the year we conduct bi-weekly outreach and deliver supplies. During the holidays we provide parties, gifts, and other life wonders to help them cope with the stress of being homeless. In the summer we run an award winning teen mentoring program and provide over 200 keiki with all their back to school needs.
These programs are all run 100% by public donations so every penny really does make a difference.
So, where to do you come in?
We are seeking individuals, groups, clubs, classrooms, etc. to help us collect pennies to provide the keiki with their monthly basic needs.
This can be conducted in various ways like having collections or even just a one day empty your pennies and see what we get day.
The possibilities are endless....unfortunately the donations are not.
So, if you think you would like to put together a collection, we have on-line links as well as other information to get you started.
For example, 100 pennies provides a bottle of shampoo, 150 pennies provides a healthy snack, and it only takes 2,000 pennies to provide a sleeping bag, so you can see how they add up...
Coordinators need to register with us
Be assigned a web link and goal chart
Be able to get others involved, either at work, school, club, etc.
Decide how long you want to run your event, typically 2-3 weeks is great (or it can be just a one day event)
Be able to follow through with the project, and be able to deliver the donations to either one of our collection sites set up throughout the year across the islands, via mail (by check, money order or cashiers check), or on-line.
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU DO NOT FEEL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THROUGH AND PROVIDE PROJECT HAWAI'I, INC., with the donations...yes, we have had several people not give their donations to our program. It is considered fraud and is punishable by law to host a fundraier and NOT give the donations accepted.