Project Hawai'i, Inc.

Rating: 4.94 stars   124 reviews

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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www.HelptheHomelessKeiki.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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My family is so grateful for having this angel in our lives. I only met her yesterday on facebook through a comment that she posted from another family who was looking for school supplies. I don't think that the people really understand what it means to come from Wai'anae. Wai'anae is not an easy place to grow up. Keiki are not always nice to each others and get bullied at school. Families are poor. They can't afford to get the things children need and the children suffer. My children were not going to school until I could figure out how to get them supplies. I did go places. No one helped because I didn't have the right paper work. Paperwork is what keeps my children from going to school.
I answered the comment Magin put on facebook and hoped there was no paper work. How can there be paper work on a facebook comment. Well there was one little sheet that had my children names and ages and clothing size and where they went to school. Everything on the paper was for my children, not about me, not about where we come from, not anything that is so hard to get. Just my childrens needs!! NEEDS!!! nothing else.
I didn't even fill out the paper work until after she gave my children new backpacks full of stuff. not just school supplies but with toothpaste and toothbrush, soap and so much other stuff for the children.
I know it is strange to think that I would give a review after only meeting a lady for a few minutes. She changed my luck and answred my prayers for my children. She didn't ask any questions, just gave us what we needed, smiled and waved goodbye. Then today, she asked me and I guess others to write a review. I am glad to do this. This is important that everyone knows what this program is doing and how much they really care. they help without judgement. they help without trouble. They just help!! Mahalo Project Hawaii for helping my children and giving them the supplies they needed.

 
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would like to share the exprience that I had with my family and Project Hawaii. I found them on a facebook comment. I saw a post that someone needed school supplies for their children and under the comment Magin Patrick responded that she would take care of everything including the backpacks. So, what if I ask? can't hurt since my children aren't going to school anyway and they have no supplies. That next day she came to help us, no hassles. On fb she asked the grades and gender of my children, not about their names, or what my situations is, just what she needed to get the stuffs.
She came and gave it, I signed a paper saying I needed help, and then she went. Well after we gave her hugs and my children cried because they were so happy to be able to go to school with the things they need.
My children have never had a new backpack. Never!! they always had others people that gave us, or were donations that were left by our area where we stay.
I cannt believe that she is really there for people like me and my children. She is a blessing and an angle. I hope that Project Hawaii is able to continue helping other families like mine forever. She is truly a blessing to my children. This was two days ago and my children are still asking why the lady gave us so much stuff.

 
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Thank you for a wonderful Christmas for my family. I have 3 children and we have been homeless for 5 years living in the streets and not knowing what to do. When you guys found us a few years ago it really changed our lives. We are now on the way to recovery and we live at a tempory housing program. This is because of Magin and Cliff. They really care about us and they want to see us succeed. The support is not expected and more than imagined. Just happy to be able to know that no matter what we can count on Project Hawaii. mahalo and happy holidays

 
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I just want to thank everyone. My children would not be going back to school with their supplies if you were not there for us. Thank you for always being there. We wish we didn't need to count on you two, but it is nice to know we can. Mahalo for all your care to my children-M.K.

 
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We as a family have been a part of project Hawaii for more years than I can remember. Magin and her staff are 100% dedicated to the children and their families. They are there to fill in the gaps that families face when it comes to providing there children with educational opportunities, school supplies and shoes and clothes. If not for this wonderfully awesome program I don't know what we would have done. They are by far the best volunteer program we have had the pleasure of working with!

 
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My family is so grateful to have Project Hawai'i, Inc., is our lives. These two people are the kindest people I know. They always come with food, clothing and help for my family. They never judge our situations and only help. I feel like they care about my children as if they were their own. I just hope that others are able to experience the love they have shown us. Please let it known that our family is blessed by the volunteers at Project Hawai'i, Inc.
Mahalo for all your support

 
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