Project Hawai'i, Inc.

Rating: 4.94 stars   110 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 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 13th 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Our family is so blessed to have Magin and Cliff in our lives. These two people have changed the lives of our keiki and our family by always being there. I am happy to be asked to write a review and let everyone know that this organization is for real. They do help us. They are wonderful people who make our children happy. Thank you for being there for us.

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I just want to say thank you for everything that you do for all of us. Not just our family but everyone who comes into your life, you care for. It is amazing how much love you share for all our children. When times are tough you are always there. I can't thank you enough for everything. I hope that someday we can repay your kindness that you have shown to all of us. I know that sometimes the families down here at the boat harbor aren't always grateful and they don't seem to care what happens to their children, but I know that you will always be there for all of us. Our family would not be as well off and not as happy just being alive it if wasn't for you and Cliff. We love you. We hope that you are able to continue to help those who come to our harbor and seek help.
See you soon.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think things need to change. They are wonderful kind people who care for the children who live down at the boat harbor in Wai'anae. What else could they do.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Aloha Cliff and Magin.
Our family wishes you all the best. We had a wonderful time and the Christmas party. I know if it wasn't for your support, my children would go without a gift. Your party is more than just a hand out. It makes us feel like family and feel the joy of the holidays in these hard times.
My children enjoyed the party so much they still talk about it. The prizes they won were such a great help, I won't have to buy shampoo for the month. We are so happy to have new blankets too.
It is a life experience that we are blessed to have.
You and your family are so great. Merry Christmas

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

there is nothing to change. these are the most dedicated people in the world. they change lives and help everyone in need without any questions

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you for being part of our family. The support you give to my children is important. My children are happy for you both. Thank you for taking your time to help us when we need help.
I am so greatful for this program. The ohana in the brown van.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think they are just fine. They help so much.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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To Magin and Cliff at Project Hawaii.
If it wasnt for all your hard work and care for my keiki they would not be going to school with the stuff they need. My family lives in our van and it doesnt matter where we are you always seem to bring us what we need just in time for my children.
I am glad that you are going to be reviewed and I hope that I can help you tell everyone what a wonderful program this is for my children.
Please keep doing what you do. Tell everyone that you still want to help the homeless children. I hope that you always find the help you need to help us. We all thank you because we are not able to help ourselfes.
you never make us feel like we are less or not good enough. My children always feel comfortable with you and dont feel like we are begging for help. We feel loved from you. We trust you and know you care for us. I am glad that you found us.
Over the years we have looked for help but it isnt the same like yours. We dont have to go through so much it makes us give up. you dont care if we dont have all the papers needed and dont judge us. You are just there for us. I want to thank you and let everyone know that you do a great job.
Love from all of our ohana

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I dont want them to change. I dont want to be judged or left. I just want the help I need for my children. I want Project Hawaii to stay the same.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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