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Project Hawai'i, Inc.

Rating: 4.94 stars   124 reviews 4,020

Address:

P.O. Box 1844 Kea'au HI 96749 USA

Mission:

To enhance the lives of homeless children though interactive solutions to help them end the cycle of homelessness.

Results:

This is our 15th year on the islands of Hawai'i. Typically each year we are able to help over 1,500 children between the islands of Hawai'i and O'ahu. We have successfully provide holiday meals, parties, gifts, to hundreds living in poverty or homeless situations. Every month we provide emergency care, hygiene, food and clothing to those living homeless along the waters edge and those high in the mountains. This is our 8th year providing the free summer camp educational program. We plan to expand our summer camp to those on the island of Maui for 2016 as well. Currently, we have our Adventures Abound Day Camp on O'ahu and Edu-Camp Sleep over camp on Big Island

Target demographics:

Poverty stricken and homeless children living on the islands of Hawai'i. We target children between the ages of infancy to 18 years.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

We provide services to an average of 1,500 individual children annually. In addition to the children, we provide life changing opportunities to moms enrolled in the first to work program. Helping them develop life and work skills so they can obtain work and employment opportunities to change their lifestyle.

Geographic areas served:

We provide services to the children living in poverty across the islands of Hawai'i (Big Island) and O'ahu

Programs:

We provide the following Programs: Holiday Parties/Events Basic Life Skills Emergency Services Summer Camp Teen Mentoring Program Healthy Hearts for Homeless Keiki Monthly Giveaways

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808 987 6018
www.HelptheHomelessKeiki.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

What an impact my donations make for these precious children. I provide a $25. donation every month for Project Hawai'i, Inc., to use as the see fit to help the homeless. I follow on Facebook to see what a difference they make everyday. I know that I don't give much, but it seems to really change lives. Last week they were able to help a new found family with a tent, a camp stove, pots, emergency supplies, meal gift cards and of course giving that family hope! WOW, that was just one of the days that I know I was part of that difference. It is amazing the happiness these children receive from the dedicated volunteers who truly make a difference on this island.

 
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Project Hawai'i and its volunteers have been so blessing to us. Our family was living in homeless situations for many years. We could always count on the support of Magin and Cliff to be there for our family. My children call Cliff Uncle...not just as respect but as a true family member. They feel he was part of our family and was there to help. I can't put in words how happy that is for us to have them in our lives. We are not homeless now. I am going to job training and my children are doing well.
One thing that we are so grateful is that when the hard times come, we can still call them. We can reach out for help and know they will help. It has been a family tradition to attend their Christmas party with Santa. We wouldn't miss it for the world. That is the ONLY SANTA my children have ever known, and will ever know. It isn't easy being homeless, and isn't easy struggling to stay here in our appartment, but with Project Hawai'i, we know we will succeed

 
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1 person found this review helpful

In six months of fundraising with Project Hawaii, I have seen the absolute dedication of Magin and Cliff to helping Hawaii's homeless keiki. Magin is very efficient with funding, and ensures that all money raised goes directly to those in need without any being taken by a middle man. This is literally the most efficient and productive charitable organization I have ever seen or heard of.

-Tom

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Aloha to Cliff and Magin.
Mahalo for making Project Hawai'i, Inc., such a wonderful program for the homeless children on our islands. I have been a supporter for several years. Not only do I provide donations as needed, but participate in various activities to help raise the awareness and support the program. I have found after being involved with this organization, it is truly heart-led, and unmatched by any other I have been involved with. Keep up the good work. Congratulations on your successes with helping homeless children escape their cycle of poverty.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Project Hawaii has made my children become better human beings. Hunter and Grace are teen mentors for Project Hawaii. They have learned how important outreach is and why we must be selfless. They know it is the duty of private citizens to help the unsheltered children of Hawaii. Where the government fails, we must provide. Thank you Magin for being such a great role model for my children.

 
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Mahalo Holly for sharing. Your children truly make the difference we at Project Hawai'i, Inc., need to help these homeless children succeed.

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1 person found this review helpful

Just wanted to share how much Magin and Cliff has done for my family. I was a single mom for most of my children's life. These two found us living in a tent. They would come all the time just to check if we are ok and if we need anything. Of course we need a house, a job, but they always came with arms full of stuff for us. Food, blankets, clothes.
One day they came with great news. They started working with a few local companies that would give us a chance for work. It was amazing. Places that were willing to hire people like me. Homeless and no education. We were so blessed to have this opportunity. I am not working thanks to them. Still homeless, but at least my children have more of what they need. At least I can provide for some of their stuff, not just hoping for a miracle.
Cliff and Magin are the kindest souls around and they help because they love us, not because they have to. They help us every time they can. They truly care for all of us, even when we don't know what is best for us.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I just wanted to thank Project Hawai'i for being there for my family. This program is not just a hand out to those who are homeless. The people who run the program, Magin and Cliff, are truly caring people. They give us what they can every chance. I know they work hard in the community to get donations. I am so grateful for this program. Homeless people do have lots of resources , but none are caring like this. Project Hawai'i really makes the difference that our family needs to keep hope. I used to have a job, I used to have a home, and now my children and I are homeless. Magin and Cliff don't make us feel less, or look down on us. They make us feel welcome and want to help. They really want to help. No shame, just help. Mahalo to those who help this program going.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Thank you for inviting our ohana to make a revew for you guys. I want to thank you for helping me to go back to school. Helping my children and making sure we are always taken care of. I know that because we are now in a house that wont matter to you. Santa will still come to our children. I kow I can count on you both. I kow my children will be good. Maybe people dont know what it means to have support. I kow my family is blessed to be helped by Project Hawaii. Even if it isnt Project Hawaii and just Magin and cliff, my family is good.
This is our first Christmas in a house. This is our first Christmas getting a tree. We love you guys

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Hi Magin and Cliff. Thank you for all you do for our family. It is hard for our family all the time. We are happy knowing you are there for us. Without you we dont have basic stuff like toothbrushes or even soap. We look forward to the boxes of food when you guys come. I am glad to write a riview for you. I hope that it helps. My family is greateful for you both being in our lives.
See you again soon.
Love from the Kahani Ohana

 
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I have been on the islands for over 20 years. Every year our family makes the effort to sponsor a child during the holidays. We typically see people in front of a store, or a toy box in a company. It seemed easy and we thought we were making a difference. I am sure we were, but not on the same level that we did giving to Project Hawai'i, Inc. Christmas Wish Program. Not only were we able to sponsor a child, this child was homeless living in a tent. Our family took last year one step further and volunteered at the Christmas Party and met so many homeless children. While we might not have heard their stories, know anything about them, the smiles on their faces, the laughter that filled the room was more than enough to know that we finally found the place our heart will stay. We hope that others will take the opportunity to really see how they can make a difference.
We are forever grateful for the opportunity that Project Hawai'i has giving our family.
The wonderful people who run this volunteer based program are truly the blessings that these children need. It is unimaginable what these children face on a daily basis. I am just glad that Project Hawaii's dedicated directors are there to make the difference during the holidays.
Amazing people!!! Check them out for yourself.

 
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