Mission: Assistance league of hawaii is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization putting caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs and education for the people of hawaii with an emphasis on children.
Programs: Operation school bell program provided new school clothing and other items for over 9,000 students from 37 schools on oahu, molokai and "the big island" of hawaii.
operation wildlife program presented endangered species programs to over 5,200 4th grade students and 395 adults in 68 schools on oahu, kauai, maui, molokai and the big island of hawaii; talked to and shared touch-see exhibits of biofacts with over 60,000 visitors to the honolulu zoo, encouraging conservation and awareness of endangered species in hawaii and throughout the world.
we care program provided more than 1,700 malama bears (comfort teddy bears) to hospital pediatric wards, er's, shelters, organ donation and hospice centers, and honolulu fire trucks to give comfort to those in traumatic situations; delivered over 741 baby layettes to new mothers in need in oahu hospitals; provided backpacks, underwear, t-shirts, shorts, toiletries, and bus passes to over 300 homeless teens at youth outreach drop-in center; sponsored a birthday party for over 50 homeless children residing at the next step project shelter; donated children's books to next step project shelter as part of make-a-difference day; donated new underwear, rubber slippers, and toiletries bi-monthly to next step project shelter for the 240 residents there.
"Assistance League's, Operation School Bell program, is such a
wonderful resource for our students and their families to help them
with basic needs such as clothing.
Through the generosity of Assistance League, many of our students have been helped in the past.
The students and their families are so happy and grateful to receive new clothes.
Seeing them wear their new outfits to school, I can tell that they
feel good about themselves and have better self- esteem."
Lisa Garnett, School Counselor
From another school counselor, Lori Hetrick,
(after Assistance League of Hawaii provided new clothing for her students.)
“When children don’t have to worry about the clothes they are wearing, or what their peers are thinking about them, they can focus on the main reason why they are in school.
These students have beautiful hearts and they have a desire to do well.
You have truly blessed them all with this fantastic opportunity. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!”
Lori Hetrick, School Councelor
From A Mother:
Dear Assistance League,
I want to thank you for donating the clothing items.
My son is happy and proud to go to school.
Most of the time, he didn’t want to go due to everyone else having new
clothes and we can’t afford new clothes after buying school supplies
for 3 children.
So I want to say “Mahalo” a big thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Signed by the Mom and the kids.