Painting with a Purpose Fundraiser for Ready to Learn on July 31

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Helping Hands Hawaii partners with Painting with a Twist-Aiea for a Painting with a Purpose fundraiser event on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event supports Ready to Learn (RTL), which gives away FREE school supplies to more than 6,000 at-risk students each year. Painting with a Twist-Aiea is a paint-n-sip […]

2017 Ready to Learn School Supply Drive

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Join us as we kick off our annual Ready to Learn (RTL) school supply drive from June 1 to July 31, 2017! Help put free school supplies into the hands of thousands of financially struggling students! Each year active community support plays an essential role in providing students in need with tools to help their […]

2017 School Tools Drive Success

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Mahalo to everyone who showed up to support our 2017 School Tools drive on Saturday! Supporters donated $6,035.98 and nine pallets of assorted school supplies! Collectively, these contributions will assemble approximately 2,600 basic school supply kits for keiki who cannot afford them. We saw unprecedented support from the public as well as from volunteers and […]

Emergency Survival Kit: Tips for Dealing with Financial Emergencies

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Helping Hands Hawaii’s Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) and Pūnāwai Program provide emergency rental and utility assistance to individuals and families who fall behind in their payments due to a crisis situation. While emergency situations cannot be avoided, there are a number of ways to prepare as well as different options if you and your family […]

Holiday: King Kamehameha Day

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Our offices are closed on Monday, June 12 in observance of King Kamehameha Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, June 13. Mahalo!

Mahalo Kakaako Kitchen and Supporters

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Mahalo Executive Chef & Owner Russell Siu and the Kakaako Kitchen staff for selecting us to be the May beneficiary of your 12 Months of Giving program! Another mahalo goes out to everyone who supported us in May by purchasing our Creation of the Month – Roast Pork with Roasted Garlic Gravy. We cannot thank […]

School Tools Event – Saturday, June 24th

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Join KITV4 and Helping Hands Hawaii on Saturday, June 24 at the Keeaumoku Sam’s Club and Walmart from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for our annual School Tools event! This school supply drive supports our Ready to Learn program and island keiki whose families can’t afford to buy all the necessary supplies for the upcoming […]

Living and Thriving with a Mental Illness

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The following is Mary Anne’s personal experience of living with a mental health diagnosis and actively working on recovery. She is one of three Hawaii Certified Peer Specialists on staff at Helping Hands Hawaii. *************************** When I was younger, I felt different from other children. As early as pre-school, I felt intense sadness but didn’t […]

2017 Charity Walk: Thanks for Walking with Us!

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A big mahalo to everyone for supporting our efforts at this year’s Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Saturday, May 20! There was a tremendous increase in the number of walkers and donors supporting our agency this year! We had an amazing time and hope you did too! For many of our team, it was the […]