Volunteer Voice: Araz

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When I moved to Oahu in 2015, the homeless and low-income population were very evident. I felt compassion for this community, but I wasn’t sure how to help or what I could even do on my own. Thankfully, through a mutual friend, I met one of the employees at Helping Hands Hawaii (HHH) who gave […]

Sprinting Back to School – Shoe Drive for Students in Need

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People don’t often think accessories, like shoes, are vital tools for a child’s learning. But, without them, children may be kept at home or be too embarrassed to go to class. Their absence limits their ability to learn, participate in P.E. and field trips and segregates them from their peers, which highlights their family’s financial […]

Halloween Costumes Available for Families in Need at Community Clearinghouse

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Halloween is quickly approaching, and with the help of Teapresso Bar Hawaii and Ohana Broadcast Company, our Community Clearinghouse has received hundreds of Halloween costume donations for families in need! To pick up your free new or gently used Halloween costume from the Community Clearinghouse, you must be referred for service by one of our […]

Holiday: Labor Day

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Our offices are closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5. Mahalo!

Nearly 5,000 Students Get Free School Supplies from Ready to Learn

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More than 4,800 local students have basic school supplies from the 2017 Ready to Learn (RTL) effort during the initial back-to-school period. Many more children will benefit as social service providers continue to seek assistance for clients throughout the year. Between June and August, community donors statewide raised more than $16,000 and 14 pallets of […]

Limited English Speakers Value Interpreter Services from Bilingual Access Line

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Living in an English-speaking community when it’s not your mother tongue can be hard. Everyday activities become challenges. But, imagine how much harder it can be when dealing with medical issues, disputes over bills and legal matters. That’s why many non-native speakers use the Bilingual Access Line (BAL) to ensure that communication is not hampered […]

Volunteers Positively Impact Community through Ready to Learn Efforts

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Every year volunteers support our Ready to Learn (RTL) efforts in a variety of ways. They bring with them enthusiasm, positive attitudes and a willingness to get the job done, no matter what the job requires. Because of this, volunteers positively impact our community! What exactly do RTL volunteers do? Volunteers are with us each […]