12th Annual Dinner Celebration Honors Paula Akana, Pono Shim and Kalihi-Palama Health Center’s Health Care for the Homeless Project

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Honorees Darrin Sato, COO of Kalihi-Palama Health Center, on behalf of the Health Care for the Homeless Project team, Pono Shim and Paula Akana with Helping Hands Hawaii President & CEO Jan Harada

Mahalo to everyone who joined us in honoring Paula Akana, Pono Shim and the Kalihi-Palama Health Center’s Health Care for the Homeless Project at our 12th Annual Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Ballroom. Your presence and aloha truly made this a special night for everyone.

The fun-filled night included cocktail entertainment by Kupa’aina; dinner entertainment by Halau ‘Olapakuikala’i ‘O Hokuaulani, accompanied by Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners Na Kama and Miss Hawaii 2015 Jeanne Kapela; and the presentation of awards, which included Hawaiian chants written especially for the honorees and presented by Kalama Cabigon, Kathryn Mahealani Wong and Sam Ohu Gon.

We were so happy to see friends, old and new, join us in celebrating the lifelong work of such amazing individuals and an organization that we hold in the highest respect. Courtesy of our wonderful event photographer, Chaz Hendrickson of ACES XP, we would like to share some of those special moments with you. Mahalo for your support of Helping Hands Hawaii, and we hope to see you next year!

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