2017 School Tools Drive Success

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Mahalo to everyone who showed up on Saturday to support KITV’s 2017 School Tools drive, a benefit for Ready to Learn! Supporters donated $6,035.98 and nine pallets of assorted school supplies! Collectively, these contributions will assemble approximately 2,000 basic school supply kits for keiki who cannot afford them. We saw unprecedented support from the public […]

Adopt A Family – Kimberly Ramos-Vincent

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This single mother and her four young children are moving out of transitional housing and into a place of their own, but there’s no extra money for holiday gifts. You can help by adopting this family and adding to the joy of the season! Click here to watch the full story about the Ramos-Vincent ohana. […]

Adopt A Family – Diolinda Novida-Knowles

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With a job waiting for them in Las Vegas, this family uprooted themselves for a chance at a better life. But, shortly after relocating, medical issues arose. Without work and facing health challenges, they moved home to be closer to family. As they work to get back on their feet, they’re asking for a little […]

Adopt A Family – Stella Gaison

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During times of hardship,  families often come together to help each other, and Stella Gaison is no different. When she learned that her daughter was challenged with substance use issues, she took in her granddaughter and legally adopted her. Grandmother and granddaughter have encountered additional challenges in life, but together they work to overcome anything […]

Adopt A Family – Demita Hollie

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When Demita learned that her son was homeless and his father was dealing with substance use issues, she moved from the East Coast to Hawaii to be with him. She and her son have faced significant challenges but are making the best of it. Now that they are reunited, they can begin to move forward […]

Watch our Ready to Learn Interview on KITV

Check out this morning’s interview on KITV where we were joined by American Savings Bank, one of our amazing Community Partners. All of their statewide branches will collect monetary and school supply donations from June 15th to July 22nd to support the program. The Ready to Learn campaign runs from June 1st to July 31st, […]

HEMIC Donates Nearly 2,000 Slippers to the Community Clearinghouse

Representatives from HEMIC, including CEO Marty Welch, donate nearly 2,000 slippers to Helping Hands Hawaii.

Yesterday HEMIC donated 1,800 pairs of new slippers to our Community Clearinghouse! Support like this is vital to building strong communities, and our clients will truly benefit from their generosity. So, how did HEMIC end up with so many slippers? The footwear had been used as props in a recent HEMIC commercial. But, after the […]