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  

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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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.

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

While volunteering with Project Hawai'i over the holidays, I realized what a difference they truly make for the children living in extreme poverty. Some of us might think that a little gift, or a box of food doesn't really do anything to really make a difference. But from my experience it does. These children not only wait for Magin and Cliff to show up, they are so excited to just to see that they really do care for them. The children rely on these two people to bring them life needs, and LOVE. I couldn't believe my eyes to see the bond these two have with the children.
To be a part of this program, weather it be a donor or a volunteer, it does make a difference. This organization is not just a general drop off stuff organization. They are hands on, and they do take it personal. Treating these children and families as if they were their own, Cliff and Magin really do provide care beyond belief and I am happy to have made a difference with my donations and time.
Looking forward to continuing to know that I do make a difference on this island for these precious children living in poverty. Please support Project Hawai'i, Inc., any way you can.

 
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Project Hawai'i has not only changed the lives of the children I donated to, but has changed my life in unexpected ways. I never expected to actually see the impact that might donation might make. As with everyone, you hope your donation is used as stated and truly makes a difference, but to actually have meet a child that was involved as a client served in a parking lot was amazing.
This little girl, a bunch of her siblings and her mom were standing in the parking lot next to the entrance of Walmart. Fumbling through their overstuffed backpack looking for something, and blocking the way of my cart. So, I kindly asked if they needed help finding something, as I could tell they were not going to be able to move.
The mom stated to me that she had lost her gift card that the little girl got for Christmas, and they had spent all their money on the bus to shop with these cards, but couldn't find the daughters one.
The little girl was crying and saying that her aunty was going to be mad because Santa gave her the card, and just went on and on. I was a donor of some of these cards. I donated 10 $10 Walmart Cards to help families in need through Project Hawai'i, Inc. So, I asked the mom what agency provided these cards. She replied that Santa gave them to the children in their stocking. Not being rude for their sake, I asked if that was with Project Hawai'i. The mother answered, yes, Magin delivers for Santa because he can't come into the bushes with his reindeer. I gave the mom another $10.00 for the daughter and proceeded to conduct my shopping.
As I was in the store, I really felt blessed to once again know that what I do makes a difference because I chose an agency who truly cares for these precious children. Of course I don't know if those were the gift cards I donated, but obviously the children are getting their blessings and their lives are enhanced, just as Project Hawai'i claims to do. Enhancing the lives of homeless keiki.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

im just glad they are doing what they are!!!! also its easier for me to donate now via ebay thats how i found them so i hope more people do too its nice to be able to participate in some small way

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2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Magin Patrick and her team of tireless, dedicated volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of homeless children in Hawaii Nei. By providing these hungry, poverty-stricken kids with Summer Camp, Back-to-School, Community Outreach & Support, and annual Thanksgiving & Christmas programs, they give these precious keiki the greatest gift of all which is HOPE for a better future.

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Awesome program for the keiki of Hawaii. Magin and Cliff do an amazing job at making these homeless kids feel loved!

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2011

 
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I have found their work to be grassroots and hands-on. I volunteered at an event years ago and since then have on occassion donated to this worthy cause. I trust my money is put to good use in Megin's hands as she is extremely passionate about her work.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

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How likely are you to donate to this group again?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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