How to Avoid Scams and Still Help Others this Holiday Season

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As the holidays approach, more people share their aloha by donating to nonprofit organizations in the community. This is a beautiful gesture that can help struggling individuals and families get back on the road toward self-sufficiency. However, during this time of year there can be an uptick in scams by people trying to take advantage […]

Budgeting and Savings Goals with Representative Payee Services

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The holiday season is right around the corner, and with it comes the budgetary impact of planning for extra expenses. For many adults, keeping track of spending and saving can be stressful and challenging. For many adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses, simple financial tasks like balancing a checkbook or paying a bill can […]

Mahalo for Your Keiki Shoe Donations

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Sprinting Back to School, a shoe collection drive with Sprint, was a huge success thanks to an outpouring of public support! Donors dropped off more than 300 pairs of shoes that will benefit keiki of all ages. Your donations of covered shoes will reduce the financial strain on children and their families who going through […]

Donors Needed for 2017 Adopt A Family Program

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Give families hope for the holidays and beyond through the 2017 Adopt A Family (AAF) program! AAF is a seasonal program administered by Helping Hands Hawaii during the holidays and matches individuals and families experiencing hardships with kind donors in the community. AAF participants may be living in poverty, battling illnesses, recovering from domestic violence, […]

Mahalo for Supporting our Halloween Costume Drive

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Mahalo to everyone who participated in our Halloween costume drive with Teapresso Bar Hawaii! We collected approximately 1,500 costumes for children, teens and adults. We even received some costumes for pets! Each day can be a challenge for those who struggle to make ends meet. And, while all parents want the best for their children, […]

Intern Insights: Michelle

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To some individuals, “therapy,” “counseling” and “mental health” are very intimidating words that are associated with negative biases. This is a common misconception, especially because Hollywood and the media may be the only exposure people have to them. But, therapy and counseling can be used by all people who want to learn more about themselves […]

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 […]