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 […]

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 […]

Exciting Year-End Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you or your organization looking for volunteer opportunities, team-building activities or simply want to give back? We have a variety of year-end projects in mind that may be perfect for you! If any of these initiatives connect with you and you would like more information, contact James at (808) 440-3812 or visit our Volunteer […]

Community Partnerships Enable Students to Thrive in School

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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

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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 […]

You Can Make a Difference in Your Community

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Every non-profit organization will tell you that having a Board of Directors that is engaged, supportive and there to help you through good times and struggles is critical to meetings its mission. At Helping Hands Hawaii (HHH), we have been very fortunate to have a Board of Directors that is tough when they need to […]