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 […]

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 […]

School Tools Event – Saturday, June 24th

KITV and HHH teams

Join KITV4 and Helping Hands Hawaii on Saturday, June 24 at the Keeaumoku Sam’s Club and Walmart from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for our annual School Tools event! This school supply drive supports our Ready to Learn program and island keiki whose families can’t afford to buy all the necessary supplies for the upcoming […]

Community Partnerships Enable Students to Thrive in School

Donations from RMR Group and the businesses at First Insurance Center

As a result of strong community partnerships, Helping Hands Hawaii (HHH) raised more than $12,000 in monetary donations and collected 18 pallets of school supplies (estimated value $29,650) for the 2016 Ready to Learn program (RTL). Because of this teamwork, 5,435 students returned to school with their heads held high and new school supplies in […]

Mahalo for Supporting Ready to Learn

Annual Ready to Learn orientation for provider agencies

MAHALO from all of us at Helping Hands Hawaii for supporting this year’s Ready to Learn fundraising campaign. Because of you and your contributions, thousands of island keiki are returning to school with some basic supplies to help them learn. We are currently working with Community Partners to collect the school supplies from their individual […]

Board Member’s Community Service Inspired by Simple Promise

Board Member Faye Kurren, President and CEO Jan Harada and BAL Program Manager Jessica Daniels

Drawn by the simple promise to offer a helping hand to those in need, Faye Kurren joined the Helping Hands Hawaii (HHH) Board of Directors in June 2004. After serving on the Board for more than a decade and contemplating retirement from her day job, she wanted to identify and focus on the things that […]

Join KITV and Helping Hands Hawaii for our Annual School Tools Drive

Join KITV and Helping Hands Hawaii for our annual School Tools drive on Saturday, June 25 at the Keeaumoku St. Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Meet many of your favorite KITV news anchors and make a contribution to our keiki’s education. Click the link below to watch yesterday’s interview with KITV’s […]