Press Releases

We offer our sincerest thanks to the public and private agencies, non-profit foundations, family trusts, corporate and community donors and other institutions that have contributed to our cause and continue to offer their support. This page gives us the opportunity to publicly thank you for your generosity. In addition, we will announce exciting agency news, such as new programs, staff and other developments within Helping Hands Hawaii that impact the public.

July 18, 2017 – Teapresso Bar Donates 1,200 Costumes and holds Halloween Costume Drive for Helping Hands Hawaii’s Community Clearinghouse

April 18, 2017 – Helping Hands Hawaii Hosts Annual School Supply Drive for Students in Need

March 9, 2017 – BedMart Mattress Superstores and Tempur-pedic Donate over $70,000 in Beds to Support those in Need

February 7, 2017 – 2017 Annual Fundraising Dinner Media Advisory

January 19, 2017 – 13th Annual Fundraising Dinner Honors Heather Lusk of The CHOW Project and Rotary District 5000

January 9, 2017 – Adopt A Family Program Helps more than 570 Households and Maintains 100% Adoption Rate

October 4, 2016 – Community Invited to Give Hope to Homeless Families this Holiday Season

August 16, 2016 – Nearly 5,500 Students Return to School with Free School Supplies from Ready to Learn Program

June 21, 2016 – Helping Hands Hawaii Donates 500 School Supply Kits to Operation Homefront Hawaii’s Back-to-School Brigade

May 3, 2016 – Ready to Learn Program gives Free School Supplies to Students in Need

February 23, 2016 – Annual Fundraising Dinner Media Advisory

January 5, 2016 – 12th Annual Fundraising Dinner Honors Paula Akana, Pono Shim and Kalihi-Palama Health Center’s Health Care for the Homeless Project

December 30, 2015 – Adopt A Family Program Helps 577 Households and Maintains 100% Adoption Rate

November 27, 2015 – Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament Benefits Families in Need During Holidays

November 18, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Seeks Donors for Needy Families During the Holidays

October 6, 2015 – Rotary Club of Honolulu Awards $10,000 Weinberg Friends Grant to Helping Hands Hawaii to Support School Supply Program

August 27, 2015 – Ready to Learn Program Raises Nearly $44,400 in School Supplies and Monetary Donations to Help Low-Income and Homeless Students in Hawaii

August 21, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Hires Margaret Gavigan as Team Leader/Qualified Mental Health Professional of Hawaii Pathways Project

August 11, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Promotes Heather Pierucki to Director of Behavioral Health

July 28, 2015 – OHA Approves $1.5 Million Award to Continue Program that Helps Native Hawaiians Gain Financial Independence

July 7, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Hires Samantha Peel as Community Based Case Management/Community Based Care Coordination Oahu Team Leader

June 30, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Awarded $20,000 Grant from Atherton Family Foundation for Housing Support of Chronically Homeless Individuals

June 30, 2015 – DTRIC Insurance Holds School Supply Drive to Support Ready to Learn

June 25, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Receives $5,000 Grant from Friends of Hawaii Charities

May 27, 2015 – Community Partners Join School Supply Collection Efforts to Support Ready to Learn

May 12, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Launches 16th Annual School Supply Drive

May 5, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Hires Gerald Hew as Chief Financial Officer

April 28, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Promotes Kristine Garabiles to Program Manager

February 23, 2015 – Billy and Debbie Richards, Hawaiian Community Assets and Helping Hands Hawai‘i Peer Specialists to be Honored at 11th Annual Fundraising Dinner

February 17, 2015 – Helping Hands Hawaii Receives $50,000 Donation from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

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