Adopt A Family – Grieving Waianae Family Dedicates Holiday to Late Grandmother


When Velma’s mom became ill, she quit her job to care for her mom, dad and two young nephews. But, it was very difficult for everyone when her mom passed away earlier this year. Her nephews still ask her when grandma will return. This Christmas, Velma is determined to continue a family tradition of selecting […]

Adopt A Family – Waianae Family Hopes for Home, Health, Happiness


This year has been extremely hard for Iwalani as she cares for various family members struggling with medical issues. Her partner’s illness almost took his life and now he uses a wheelchair and breathing apparatus. In addition to this, the family has moved to and from various temporary housing, which has made stability very difficult […]

Adopt A Family – Valerie


After losing custody of her two older children, Valerie struggled with substance use, homelessness and was also a victim of domestic violence. But, after the birth of her third child, she took steps to get help and turn their lives around. Clean for nearly a year, she hopes to reunite her family this Christmas. Click […]

Adopt A Family – Family of 7 Looks Forward to Holiday Time Together


Lindsey, James and their five children were finally able to secure transitional housing after years of staying with various relatives and bouncing from house to house. Unfortunately, a few months later, they found out the home was closing, and the family didn’t know where they would go next. Luckily, their case manager helped them find […]

Visit a Wishing Tree to Make Wishes Come True!

Wishing Trees 2018

There’s just over a week left to help bring the holidays to 750+ families in need on Oahu! This weekend, please visit our Wishing Tree hosts (listed below), which support our Adopt A Family program. Select an ornament from the tree, purchase the item listed on the ornament, and return the ornament along with the […]

Adopt A Family – Wahiawa Grandmother Prays Kindness Pays her Family a Visit on Christmas Day

03_Arizo Ohana

This Wahiawa grandmother has experienced some very tough challenges in life, including the loss of her two children. However, the glowing light in her life continues to be her granddaughter, who she raises as her own. Click here to learn more about their family. If you would like to support them, you can drop off […]

Adopt a Family – Single Mom is a Domestic Violence Survivor Trying to Make Ends Meet


This single mom and domestic violence survivor has a simple wish for Christmas: for everyone to be okay and happy. She and her three young children are trying to move forward and heal as she works and enrolls in school to improve their future. Click here to learn more about this ohana. If you would […]