Project Hawai'i, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   105 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  

As a big part of this organization, I just want to take this time to let everyone who makes a difference in the lives of our homeless keiki...we appreciate YOU! Without all our volunteers and donors, we would not be able to provide support to the thousands of children we provide services to.
It is because of you, our homeless keiki are growing healthy and happy, escaping their cycle of poverty. May all of you continue to be part of our organization for years to come.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Aloha Everyone! Thanks for making our organization so great! Without all our support from our dedicated volunteers we would not be able to provide such great opportunities for our keiki to gain the self-esteem and life skills they need to succeed! Without our donors, well, we'd not be here at all. Your support is life changing for these precious children. Since we rely solely on public donations, your support is THE Difference we need to succeed. Thanks to all for helping us to once again be nominated for another award! Our keiki are the winners with all of YOU supporting them. As the director of Project Hawai'i, Inc., I want to wish all of you and your families a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for keeping us in your hearts and minds through these hectic times. As you all know the keiki rely on US, and we rely on YOU. Mahalo Nui Loa with Aloha from Cliff and Magin!! xoxo

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Aloha, As a board member of Project Hawai'i, Inc., I am proud to nominate and write my review for this outstanding opportunity. I have been on the board for 2 years, and volunteer for several years before. I would say that this program is truly unique. With all the changes over the years, this program is still able to provide wonderful services to the children and offer great volunteer opportunities for the community to be involved. Furthermore, I will say that during the hard financial times, this program doesn't take from the children's programs. We just try harder, and try to find new sponsors to get the funds we need. I would invite anyone to take a look at this program and get involved where you can. The public truly makes the difference in the lives of the homeless children through Project Hawai'i, Inc.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I started as a volunteer and then took on a board of director role to be able to help even more. I attend every event and even travel between islands when I can to be involved with the outreach on both islands.

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

involve more volunteers who want to make an impact. Volunteers who wish to take on a project and complete it without too much oversight. This program needs more dedicated people to help with the over all success in general. Magin pretty much does everything on her own, and relies on one-time volunteers during the event. Not much help with planning or getting ready. Other than a few key people, there are not too many volunteers involved with the program in general.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I answered a newspaper article to help at the Christmas Holiday party.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To find a few good partnerships for the summer camp

What is its top priority in the long run?

To continue to create life changing programs that help the homeless children escape poverty and have a better future.

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