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Hilo, HI USA

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Project Hawai'i, Inc.
December 16, 2009

I've been aware of Magin Patrick and the Christmas Wish Program from when she first came to our island and started caring for the homeless people of our island. From the first time we met to discuss collaborating on some Domestic Harmony events for her families we had common ground and were/are committed to addressing the very real issues of domestic violence in homeless families by teaching them about Domestic Harmony. To that end, Magin and I have consulted and participated in events together, including a t shirt contest, and fund raiser. In addition, she held the first Domestic Harmony event on O'ahu on behalf of the Domestic Harmony Awareness Initiative, where she read Mayor Hannemann's proclamation to her families on 11 11 07, while they were enjoying the food she secured for them. Magin's organization has a number of volunteers, she has secured good press all along, she has made a huge impact on numbers of people here and on O'ahu through her steadfast commitment to her families and this work. It is amazing year after year to see the programs she comes up with and then the effort she extends to see that those children have a Halloween party or a Christmas party and school supplies. More help and supplies, and materials which could be secured with more funds would only serve to help her provide even better services. What she does matters. She's an Ace of Hearts.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Magin's creativity in finding ways to make the Christmas wishes of so many come true all these years. Creating all the other 'normal' holiday events and tutoring. Dedication to the children to make their lives better by showing them that people care.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Inspired by what they are doing and give their all. Magin is an inspiration to many. Her children are involved in the work too.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help a lot of people get their lives together, find homes, keep their kids, keep their kids in school.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I've been involved over a number of years. We work together to share our expertise and connections. We have an ongoing relationship in that volunteers with community service hours to work off can participate in the Domestic Harmony programs through the Ch.