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, […]

Adopt A Family Successfully Rings in the New Year

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During a time when shopping malls are buzzing with excitement and store shelves are filled with rows of toys, there are families who would simply like to put food on the table or be able to say “yes” when their child asks for a toy. Through Helping Hands Hawaii’s Adopt A Family (AAF) Program, community […]

Adopt A Family – Matriarch who Rears Three without Aid Wishes Kids Holiday Joy

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Rosemary is raising her special-needs son and two young grandchildren with the help of her older daughter. Their days can be long and often tiring, especially coming off of a full day of work, but Rosemary is doing it without any support other than from their loving family. Sometimes she worries about the future – […]

Adopt a Family Program Lifts Holiday Spirits

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Seniors living on fixed incomes can feel the financial pinch during the holidays. But, programs like Adopt A Family can help to relieve some of the burden. Click the image above to learn how the program helped one senior last year. Now she encourages others who may be in similar situations to ask for help […]

Adopt A Family – The Ke-Fernandez Family

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After a few setbacks, including a boyfriend who left and the loss of her job, this single mom became homeless. Luckily, Jade and her daughter were able to regroup in a transitional shelter and now life is improving. With their living situation a bit more stable, she continues to look for a permanent job. To […]

Adopt A Family – Co-workers Inspired to Help Needy Family

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Family traditions during the holidays can add to the spirit of the season. But, sharing these customs with co-workers and friends can increase its significance and spread the love even farther. These three co-workers were inspired to join together and help out a family in need after reading about Theresa’s family, who was featured in […]

Adopt A Family Rings in the Holidays for Board Chair

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Christmas lights, a little Bing Crosby or some late-night online shopping (using AmazonSmile, of course) might do it for some to signal the arrival of the holidays. But, it’s the Adopt a Family program that gets me into the holiday spirit. We started this tradition at my office five years ago with humble beginnings, and […]