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Project Hawai'i, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Education, Emergency Assistance, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services

Mission: To enhance the lives of homeless children though interactive solutions to help them end the cycle of homelessness.

Results: This is our 17th year on the islands of Hawai'i. Typically each year we are able to help over 1,500 children between the islands of Maui, 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 14th year providing the free summer camp educational program. We plan to expand our summer camp to those on the island of Maui for 2021 as well. Currently, we have our Adventures Abound Day Camp on O'ahu and Edu-Camp Sleepover camp on Big Island. Both these camps are striving to be 100% organic!

Target demographics: Poverty stricken and homeless children living on the islands of Hawai'i. We target unsheltered homeless 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/Outreach Emergency Support Job/Life Training/Skills Volunteer/First to Work Opportunities

Community Stories

173 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a homeless mom with 3 children. I live in a tent and take my children to the local park showed to bath. This is where I met this program. Two people saw me and my kids washing and brought us hygiene and food. They took our information and came back with my kids with shoes and clothing. They helped my children with school supplies. We live in the area that is hard to get to. Lots of walking and hauling things in for the needs of our children just to be able to be comfortable. Project Hawaii doesn’t care how far we live they still come. If we aren’t at home they come look for us at the park so my children don’t miss out. It can even be late at night they still don’t forget about us.My kids are happy because of two people who care about us

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mom living in a van with my 6 children. We move around the island a lot. Hilo mostly. I know that no matter what this agency will be here for us. I can call last minute, even after the project they offer is over and they will help my children. I reached out after the back to school project was over and just told her what my kids needed, what size shoes and she made sure that all my stuff was ready before school.
My children would have nothing if it wasn't for what Project Hawai’i, Inc. give to us. We go to other feeding places, and stand in line for whatever is being offered, but these people are different. They take our needs in a text message and then deliver to us. The clothing are new and fit my children. The school supplies are all new and nicely given so the children feel special when they get their own things.
Christmas is also another great experience for my children. They get to meet Santa and have their wishes filled. They get to eat with Santa and our family together in celebration like a party.
So grateful for Project Hawai’i, Inc. and everyone who makes this possible. The most caring people on earth.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Hawaii is an amazing non-profit organization I came in contact with this organization when me and my family were homeless for 2 months living in my truck We Are a family of 8. This program has blessed me and my family in more ways than I can count. Life will always have its ups and downs, our experience in being homeless was truly a humbling one. We learned alot and suffered immensely, but we held it together as a family despit it all. Project Hawaii has truly been a blessing for us, they help us have a 2019 Christmas, just recently they help provided my babies with what they need to go back to School, backpacks supplies and an outfit. We our a low income struggling family and all the help we get really makes a difference. I wish there were more programs like this available for people in need. A great big Mahalo to Project Hawaii and all there Funders for helping families like mine. I Pray that God blesses every single person involved. Thanks again for being such a big part of our lives.

2 Colleen P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My children looks forward to dis they enjoy loves it it help my kids i. Many ways

1 Nani Nd Jacob S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Growing up project Hawaii was always there for me and my siblings made sure we had enough food to get by and school supplies and clothing and shoes to get to school and now I’m adult with my own kids and so happy that their still here to help me get by with my kids now. Aunty Megan and her family is Always so loving don’t know what I would do if she didn’t have this nonprofit project going on she’s always a life saver even down to my last minute notice she still helps me with what ever she can. The biggest is her Christmas party I don’t ever miss it my kids always leave with the biggest smiles and stuffed tummies.
WE LOVE YOU PROJECT HAWAII

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Project Hawai’i, Inc. a few years ago when I became homeless with my 2 and a half year old daughter. I was a real mess and needed something to help me and my baby. I found the camp they offer to children starting at 3 years old. A whole week of camp without the baby would allow me to think and apply for jobs and just have a break to rest.
It sounded scary to send my only child away to camp when she could hardly talk and was not quite even potty trained. This program is designed by two of the most loving and caring people around. They truly love the children and understand the situation I was in.
That year I sent my child to camp along with 3 other toddlers her age with the peace of mind that she would have a wonderful time and I would be able to get our lives back on track.
This camp allowed fun days before the sleep over to let the children bond and become friends. This camp provides the food, sleeping bags, outfits and even shoes. My daughter had nothing to start camp with. I really sent her off in a pair of oversized overalls and a t shirt. They provided everything else she needed.
Since this experience and the support that these two gave me over the years has allowed me and my daughter to have a place to live and the self esteem that I can do this.
Without Project Hawai’i, Inc. I would still be homeless and maybe even lost my daughter because this is a hard life that I wasn’t ready for.
Thank you for everything you guys do. I owe my new life and my child’s happiness to Cliff and Magin for making this program so caring and loving

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was able to connect with Project Hawai’i, Inc. during the shut down and covid crisis our islands face. I had seen a few posts on social media feeds and their thank you announcements to others who have helped the homeless children stay safe during this uncertain times.
I saw a cute photo of a homeless child wearing a mask they had delivered and another post of a boy with his fruit cup.
I was interested to see what they were up to and how I could be involved.
This program is run by people who wholeheartedly give of themselves. Being volunteers and still out in the community making a difference while this virus is still there.
I am so grateful to see this team out feeding children, providing PPE and caring for our most vulnerable populations.
So happy I saw their post on my friends feed.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am one of the single moms blessed by the generous donations that come to Project Hawai’i, Inc. I live in a little 4 wall area at the end of long rocky road. Our family is 3 children and me. We live without water or electric but we are still working for a better place.
A small group of ladies came to our roads and delivered these Easter baskets for our children. My family would not have had any sort of Easter or even known it was Easter without this surprise.
My children count on meals from school, the school gym to bathe and now they can count on this program to help with life needs and holiday joy.
Some might not understand how we are able to survive in the conditions we live. We are a big ohana and we help each other to find what we need to make it just another day.
I have seen many of the single moms escape their lives here and Project Hawai’i, Inc. has been a great part of that.
She never lets us down. Every holiday is always there.
I want to say a big mahalo to every one who donates. I know this is all possible because people care about my children.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Today while I was in Target doing my basic needs run with the Covid-19 virus needs and the way the community has either come together or did the complete opposite with hoarding has me very caution about what I am experiencing.
While I was driving into the parking lot of Target, there was a blue van piling cases of food, drinks and boxes that I could not figure out what it actually was just passing. I chose to ask the woman who was standing at one of the several wagons what was going on. It was an overwhelming amount of supplies.
The woman who worked at Target explained that TARGET was donating support needs for the homeless children and these items were actually ordered and not taken off the shelves. She also made it clear there was no hygiene products, it was basic snacks, capri suns, and stuff for Easter baskets. Target store reached out to a local small nonprofit that runs 100% by volunteers to assure that the homeless children were being cared for.
That made me wonder who would have been able to gain the confidence of Target.
This agency is amazing from what I can see. Most of the information of their daily outreach and help is located on their Facebook pages, but it is truly worth looking into further.
They are solely supported by public donations and the woman filling the van explained that if Target didn't step forward to help 160 homeless children they would have gone without because of the Covid-19 virus.
It is people like this in the community that deserve to be applauded for doing what they can even in crisis, even when donations stop coming, and even when it looks too overwhelming to even start. Project Hawai’i, Inc. is out on the front line daily making a donations.

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projecthawaiiinc 04/24/2020

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this story. It is amazing how the general public does pay attention to their surroundings. Our volunteers go about their day, making things happen never realizing people are watching!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to share because this is a harder time in our lives. i know that everyone is having a hard time during this crona virus but being homeless is really hard on my children. They don't eat daily, they don't get to play with their friends at school and living in a tent is hard enough without not having anything to do all day. I was so surprized well not really, but happy that Magin and Project Hawaii showed up with a bag of hygiene, case of water, toys and food for my children to have. No one is allowed to leave their house and they came anyway. Every one is scared of getting sick, not them. They hugged us and didn't care if we were sick or not, they just wanted us to know they are always there and love us. My children were so happy to know that someone out there cares. We have been going to the places she posts that have free lunch. She is so good about keeping us updated with everything that is going on, how we can get help from everywhere and then bring us stuff.
These people are amazing and never let us down.
I have been able to participate in the baby program and summer camp with my children. my children are so happy to have all this kind of stuff to be given to them. i really don't know what we would do if they never found us in the bushes. our camp site is far away from so much and they found us anyway. so grateful for all they do for us and so many others

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mom with 3 children and live in different homeless situations across the island of O'ahu. I am so happy to have this organization here for my children regardless what happens they always come. I am one of the families that is often in their stories on social media because we have been with them for over 8 years. I will never forget the first time i met them. They came to our encampment and asked around if there were children living in this area. Most of us said no because we don't want to lose our children. Magin knew that we were not being honest by the area. She left her card and said if any children show up can they text me for Easter baskets. I texted the list of all the children who lived here. We waiting thinking that they would never come back anyway. I was so happy to see them pull up with a van full of baskets for all our children. My daughter was 2 years old and this was something she would never forget. Now we are moving into a rental home and sure enough over the last years Magin has always been there for us. She brings everything we need. She feeds us when we can't feed ourselves. Now she is helping us get the needs for our home. She has provided me so many opportunities to get a job and even takes us around when we have appointments.
My children may have been born on the beach and I may have been addicted to drugs, but she didn't care. She cared for us and now we are moving forward with success. Working and getting a place to stay. My son is now in high school and has the self worth to graduate. He is going to be ok, we are all going to be ok now thanks to their continued support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was asked to share my story of what Project Hawai’i, Inc. Has done for my family over the years. We live in tent along the Wai’anae coast for years. Our family has been homeless since I was 5 years old and then I have my own family now with 2 children. My children can’t wait until Aunty and uncle come to see them and bring them the things they need. At Christmas they get so many things that I can not afford and they need so much. They get new clothing and new shoes foe school. Santa always brings their favorite toy and just want they want. My children have a better life and are happy because of these two people who never forget to come and see us. Living homeless is not easy for the children and I can’t get a place to live but my children are happy because of Project Hawai’i, Inc.
I am glad when they asked me to write my story and help others to understand how important this program is. I wasn’t sure why my story is important but lots of families out here on the beaches count on the hygiene they bring, the meals and the support. They even bring a tent or a sleeping bag whatever we need. They never tell us no. They always have something for the Keiki and help all the time.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a homeless child that Project Hawai’i, Inc. Helped for years. She came to my tent often, even when we had to move she would still come.
She never gave up on me and now I am an adult and went to college. I know I don’t have to be homeless any more and someday I will give back to Project Hawai’i, Inc. When I can. I love all that Magin and Cliff has done for me and my family. These people are amazing

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was at a fundraiser this past weekend for Make a Difference Day in Oahu. I learned about the crisis that children face across the island and how Project Hawai’i, Inc. helps these children to escape their cycle of poverty.
I was able to volunteer for 3 hours and know I made a difference in the lives of these children.
Statistics show that without constant support towards these children’s needs they will just continue to repeat the cycle of which they were born.
I would recommend anyone who has a few hours to make a difference and volunteer for this amazing group.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Hawai’i, Inc. has given my family the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeless children while we were on vacation in Hawaii. Our family was able to provide a fun activity to play with the summer camp children. We also were able to make sack lunches to share with them. What a life changing experience for our family!
Helping homeless children is such a rewarding experience and we are so grateful for the directors Magin and Cliff for allowing us this privilege to be part of all this!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Hawai’i, Inc. has helped to change my family’s life. I am a single mom with 5 children and has been homeless for 3 years. When Magin found us living in a tent my goal was to just be camping for awhile and before school starts to have a place to live.
That didn’t work out and her and cliff have been with us every step of the way. I work so not as bad as many of those around us, but it is hard. It is a blessing that she comes to give us basic needs all the time, but what really helps is when they come to get the things we need for the children school and sports. Keeping the kids active after school give them a direction and keeps them safe. That is expensive and these guys just buy everything.
Can’t thank them enough for being there for our family and helping us all the time

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to share my experience as a single mom who has 3 children. I work full time and still can’t manage to find an affordable place to live. My family has been homeless on and off for several years. I am so glad that Project Hawai’i, Inc. Summer camp is available to the children of the island who can’t afford camp or even child care over the summer. This camp is my children favorite thing in the whole world.
At the end of camp each child gets a backpack and supplies and shoes and clothing for school. I could never afford these things and my children are happy to have nice things for their school
It isn’t easy being in the situation but because Magin and Cliff take their time and energy to make a wonderful camp my children have a great life!
Thank you for asking us to be part of the reviews and thank you for never judging us for our faults.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Wanted to share this video that was sent to me after my support towards Project Hawai'i Teen Mentoring program for the homeless children in Hawai'i. I was involved with this educational program over the past few years and know that my donations truly make a difference. This program is awesome! They are all volunteers and the funding comes from local people like me. This video says it all to me. Touches my heart to see these children grow and have such happiness on their faces.
Being homeless in Hawaii is common among children. We are number one in the nation 5 years in a row. This program helps these children succeed and escape their cycle of which they were born. The teens I chose to support are going on to college, and will make a difference.
When providing support in anyway to this wonderful organization not only saves lives, but make the community a better place to live.
Want to thank all those who make a difference and the founders of Project Hawai'i for their dedication year after year.

4 GinaGreene

Advisor

Rating: 5

Project Hawai'i, Inc. has a unique quality that goes beyond just another nonprofit helping homeless children. This entire program is run 100% by volunteers. A dedicated team of community members who wish to see a difference in the world around them. Joining forces to assure these precious homeless children have a chance to succeed and escape their cycle of poverty. We invite you to join our journey and see where your passion leads.
This camp derives from those who have a purpose and a passion on earth and wish to share it to make a difference. Everyone has a purpose, a passion and the responsibility to share with another. These children deserve the best we have to offer. Year round prep makes this summer educational program the award-winning program it is. Please take a few minutes to visit our website and see where your path leads you. #doingsomething #changingtheworld #endinghomelessness #bethechange #projecthawaiiinc #summercamp #educationalprogram #higherlearning #teenmentoring

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was out having lunch one day and this group of teenagers and their leaders sat down for lunch. The lunch was sponsored by a local company (Ultimale Burger) which caught my attention of what made this group special. Overhearing the teens talk about the events they had just finished (a fundraiser to send homeless children back to school prepared) and hearing the joy they expressed while taking about the fun they had at camp with the young children made me feel the need to approach the group leader and learn more about Project Hawai’i. Turned out this is actually a teen mentoring program for homeless to learn to succeed. Learning life and social skills is a huge part of their goals. This program is 100% sponsored by public donations and run only by volunteers who can devote the summer to making changes in these teens lives. They travel the big island and help homeless across the their journies.
I encourage anyone who wants to make a difference to check out and research this program. It is truly amazing. I actually took this photo to send to the group and found this request for sharing stories. I am so happy I chose to eat a hamburger today!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Magin and Cliff and all those touched by Project Hawaii have shown that compassion coupled with cooperation can bring about such impactful outreaches. They bring together volunteers from all over the country for the cause of equipping and encouraging Hawaiian children and their families who live in poverty. The year-round followup care and prayer opportunity this opens up in the lives of each child who attends camp or other program is beautiful. In our case, Magin allowed our family from Tennessee to share a meal, games and fellowship at the Kalopa State Park camp on the Big Island as they kicked of a week full of joy, adventure and hope. Praying this continues throughout the year and that our family can return with greater level of involvement! Mahalo Project Hawaii and Kalopa State Park! Wonderful folks with BIG hearts and compassionate purpose!

6 Theresa T.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you don't already know about Project Hawaii please take the time to find out. It is my favorite charity. The way I look at it no child deserves to be homeless, so I do what I can. I want to support my home, Hawaii, and what better way then to help Hawaii's Keiki. This charity has a summer camp for the Keiki and they help them go back to school by providing the supplies that they need. They do much more so please find out about Project Hawaii, Please help if you can. Manalo Nui.

6 LoveLifeLive

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was honored to be a special guest at the summer camp this year. What an amazing program Project Hawai'i, Inc offers these precious children. Although these children come from such diverse backgrounds and range in age from very young to teens, they all share one thing in common and that is having the joy that this camp bring to their lives for a week. Living in extreme poverty and homeless situations that one can only imagine is heartbreaking, but when the smiles come out, and their personalities shine through, it is amazing.
I still can not believe this camp is solely supported by public donations and volunteers. The camp itself needs more support, but what is amazing is how this camp is put together so successfully on a non existent budget. I saw volunteers and donors drop off boxes of juice, fruit and other meal items. As Magin collected these boxes with joy in her eyes, it was if the universe had opened up to provide for those involved in camp. Children eagerly awaited their snack and were delighted to see the fresh fruit.
I was there merely to provide an activity for the children. I did bring a snack, but wasn't quite sure what to expect. Although the kitchen was full, and the aroma of their next meal filled the whole room, these children accepted the snacks as if they were starving and weren't sure more food would be coming their way.
I would have loved to share how my activity benefited their lives, but this camp actually opened my eyes to something I had never dreamed. I do hope that this camp finds the way to become supported by larger companies and is someday provided with the funding it needs to truly provide 100% of all the keiki needs.
I so enjoyed my short few hours interacting with the children and playing creative movement and dance with the children. While I know that my one activity is a small part of the day, this camp is constructed to allow the community to contribute to the whole one activity at a time. Mahalo to those who join in this program and make the difference in so many lives. Again it was my pleasure to donate my time and one snack to these precious children.
#dance #create #summercamp #volunteer #love #live #life #dosomething #realworld #oneday #oneactivity

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got into contact with Project Hawaii 6 months ago as we discussed the possibility of myself and my good friend Brittan coming to the camp to shoot photos and video. The experience was more than I could've ever expected. I think God puts things into my world for a reason and I can clearly see that's exactly what he did with Project Hawaii. The camp itself was very well run and the kids were wonderful with the camera. Much love to Magin and Cliff for accommodating us while we were there. So excited to finish putting together this video for them. A wonderful non profit to say the least. These guys really know what they are doing and they put so much passion into it all, I would love to come back someday and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to volunteer at a nonprofit.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am new to Project Hawai'i and have been part of their volunteer team for a few months now. I have had the pleasure to participate in a few awesome events and see how impactful this really small agency is in our community. Not only being front line as a volunteer to but seeing how the community reacts to the changes being made is wonderful.
I have met so many different wonderful people who truly put their heart and soul into this program. The clients are so grateful and respect the efforts that it takes to provide the services they receive.
I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to make a difference and know that their donations of time or money is well worth the while. This program is truly driven by heartfelt people.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a newer volunteer to Project Hawai'i and have found that this dynamic life-changing program is very under "staffed". There is so much to do and so many ways to help, but the director is overwhelmed and has a hard time getting people started.
I have seen first hand the children and how this program impacts their lives. I have seen the dedication this wonderful lady has put forward and how hard she works to stay afloat.
It would be wonderful if the community would be more supportive. If they could get the exposure they deserve. While working with this organization I have seen more good and more changing effects than most do in a life-time.
Hoping this message will encourage others to make a difference and volunteer today. Join her team and change the lives of these children.

4 HawaiiGurl

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Aloha everyone!! I am honored to be asked to share my story about the impact that Project Hawai'i, Inc has had on my life as I joined their journey to help end the cycle of poverty and homelessness here in Hawai'i.
After answering a volunteer wanted add, I became involved in helping with fundraising and awareness events. Learning how one person can impact another is a wondrous joy everyone should experience in their lifetime. I helped to raise thousands of dollars, meet new people with similar likes as me and best of all change the lives of homeless children.
I am a dance instructor. I love to move to the sounds of universe and so delighted to share this with the homeless children at their summer educational programs on the Big Island. Never realizing that the impact this would bring to my life, I am so excited to share. When I enrolled to become a guest to share my talents, I had no idea the state of these children. Walking into the camp and seeing all their little faces, lack of social skills and eagerness to learn. They all ran up to me and said HELLO and wanted to know what I had in my bags. I was overwhelmed with their emotions that one could tell came from being neglected of simple life needs. After speaking with other volunteers and those who put on the camp, I could not believe that these children truly have nothing and when we come as guests we give them a new look at life. My dance class teaches them to feel their emotions and let it out through dance. While these guys are very young, it was fun to see them wiggle and jump and move their bodies as they shook out their fears, and their tears. I am so happy to be filled with their love and gratefulness.
Volunteering for the program will fill your heart and spirit. It will give you a perspective on life that one rarely sees.
Happy to be part of this life changing program.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Becoming a teen mentor for Project Hawai'i Summer camp was truly a life changing experience. I am in my senior year of high school and my mom was pushing me to figure out a career path. I was so uncertain about what my passion was and what I wanted to dedicate my life to. My mom is a doctor, and yet I felt like she was not really happy with her choice in life. She truly should have been able to follow her real dreams and become a home decorator and reconstruct historic homes. Her parents wanted her to be "successful".
After spending 4 weeks with the team at Project Hawai'i and finding my own strengths, I phoned my mother at our graduation and told her, "Yes, I will go to school to become a pediatrician." The fact that I know I can change lives and maybe someday have a foundation for those who can not afford adequate care and love was overwhelming what I wanted to strive for.
I am so grateful for this teen mentoring program. When I signed up, I thought, great I am going to Hawaii and will be able to volunteer and give back. Complete my senior project and have a blast. When I arrived and learned the true meaning of this camp, the leaders vision and actually saw first hand how these children live in poverty situations, my ideas fly out the window. I can't express the sadness one feels when seeing these children and how they are being raised to the joy you feel knowing you have helped them find joy and happiness, even if just for a moment in time. This past Christmas I sent them all a Christmas card and a small gift card with LOVE and know that these children will always remain in my heart.
Nothing can beat this experience. Being able to find your own path and follow your journey alongside the guidance of those who really care is priceless. I am so happy to be part of this 'ohana (family as they say in Hawai'i).
Aloha until next time!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was invited to share my story as a mom who was able to send my child to the free summer camp for those who are struggling to survive on these islands. I was born and raised here on the islands, this is my home. I have never known what it means to live in a home or call a "sheltered" place home. I have always been in the struggles of being homeless and not knowing what the future can hold for me. Now a young mom with two children and no husband, I continue the struggle and hope that my children have a better life than I had.
Project Hawai'i Summer Camp has done that for me and my children. I was able to send my two children to camp and while they were in safe hands laughing and learning, I was able to apply for jobs and take care of other needs to make our life better.
I was surprised when asked to write a review. Who am I, who would care what I have to say. I only hope that others who are in need find this wonderful program and take advantage of what the leaders are willing to do to help.
Without this program, i would not have the hope and support that it takes to keep me and my kids off the streets and out of the bushes. I am so happy that Project Hawai'i cares for the children. Magin and Cliff are the most generous and loving people I have ever met. Aloha is not a word that can describe them... they are just two souls who really care and want what is best for everyone. No judgement for what we are going through. Just the loving support and helping hand that is needed.
Hope that this letter is what was asked for. I know that I am just a single mom.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was one of the lucky teens to have been invited to attend the teen mentoring summer camp program. This experience was more than I could have ever imagined. Not only would my family ever be able to afford such an experience for me, I was so blessed to have everything I needed sponsored. Once I finished the program, the memories of what made this so wonderful still remain in my daily thoughts. I have learned so much from this camp. So much from my experience as I was able to work with teens who were there to help me grow and learn.
I am proud to say that I am the first person in my family ever to have graduated from high school, and I owe that to Project Hawai'i, Inc., for always being there for me and my family.
I am so grateful that Magin and Cliff decided to open this camp up to teens who are homeless and struggling in life, not just for the little one's. My life is so much better because of this experience.
I am now applying for college and hold a full-time job. My life is on the right track and I will succeed.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review and I hope that this helps someone else in the future find the hope that I have found with Project Hawai'i.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After searching for a nonprofit that makes an impact on the lives of homeless children in Hawai'i, I ran across Project Hawai'i, Inc. After researching their website and social media I fell in love with what this program does for the homeless children. The passion and respect they have to change the lives of these precious children is unmatched. The dedication to assure that every child is found during the holidays, and families without transportation make it to their summer programs, or the fact that they really go out looking for the homeless despite the locations or even harmful areas.
If you have a chance to check out the website, or be involved on any level, please do so. I was a volunteer and a donor and will continue my support as long as I am able. This nonprofit is not really widely known and that is a tragedy for the children they care for.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a new donor and supporter of Project Hawaii. I had a wonderful experience working with the children at their summer educational program. What surprised me most was the fact that this organization does so much with so little. It is hard to believe that run 100% by public donations!
I visited the camp expecting it to be just fun and games for the children since I know they have little donations coming in. My contribution wasn't much either, but the fact this camp provides everything for these precious children is amazing.
I was so surprised to see all the meals are prepared from fresh and organic ingredients. It shocked me that everything was truly made by hand. These children enjoyed 3 homemade meals daily!!!
To see the eyes of these children light up as they participated in one activity to the next was more than my heart can handle. This camp was by far the most educational and guided camp I have ever seen.
Project Hawai'i will continue to have my support and I do hope this review will encourage others to take the step to give. Every little bit makes a difference. The photo shown is the thank you card I received. I will post it on my fridge as a daily reminder of the joy I was able to share with these children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to say that because of Project Hawai'i Teen Mentoring Summer Camp, I am a true mentor! I can't thanks this program and the dedicated staff enough for giving me the skills and self confidence to truly be the leader I always wanted to be. I attend camp a few years ago as a freshman. The entire group that year was 13-14 years old. We were told that was sort of rare, being that we are all either going to be or were freshmen. But as Magin always says, "Everything happens for a reason and the universe gives us exactly what we need, when we need it". Something that is hard to even comprehend, but this woman truly lives in a world of hope and dreams. She is always there for what the teens need, and beyond belief when it comes to providing for these homeless children we work alongside all summer long.
I wasn't sure what this program would provide for me, but I knew I needed to be my own person in an environment that was service driven. I am so glad that I took the steps to find this awesome organization and raised the extra money my parents wouldn't provide for me.
I was asked to share a story, but there are so many wonderful things to share, I decided just to give a recommendation. Enroll, go to this program, make it part of your life journey and tell your own stories. I hope to return someday and give back even more!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being part of this years Project Hawai'i Summer Camp as jr. leader has changed my life. I have spent most of my life being homeless, or living with different relatives here and there. Stability is not something I know. However, being part of this life changing experience has truly touched my life. This is actually my second year, and was so grateful for the opportunity to continue on my path to ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness for myself.
What Magin and Cliff teach at this camp, and throughout the year, is that we are in control of our outcome. We might not know what is going to happen to day, or where we will live tomorrow, but we do have control of what we learn, what we experience and who we can become.
Without Project Hawai'i, I would not have the self-esteem or even the will to stay in school to succeed. Their teen mentoring and jr. leader program provides us with so much to hold on to as we learn and grow into young adults. Project Hawai'i provided me this opportunity as well as all my back to school needs. They even allow the teens to shop for their own clothing and shoes. Giving us the joy of picking out our own outfit, our style, our perfect size and color. yes, that does make a difference.
Thank you to all those who make this possible. I know that the teens who participate have a tuition that helps to cover the cost for me to attend. I can't thank them enough. And the teens who truly care about me, and my future, more thanks than I can give.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a homeless family living in the Waimea area of the Big Island. Project Hawai'i has always been there for my children. I have two boys and two girls. We have lived in an abandoned car and up in the hills for 3 years. Every time the holidays come so does Magin and Cliff. They are always there for us.
We would not be able to have hope to have a joyful holding if they didn't come to make sure our kids are ok.
Stggling on the island is hard. We are born and raise Hawaiian and can't make a living to provide for our children but we still try. The children can't wait for see these great people and look forward to the holidays and back to school.
We was asked to share a story of how Project Hawaii when helped us. I know they have changed our life by being there for us. Hope and care throughout our struggles. These two don't judge and just love our family.
We know they have to get donations for everyting they give and I am thankful for the people who help. My children are what it is about and that is why I wanted to write this story

7 Trudy F.

Donor

Rating: 5

I LOVE this organization!!
I volunteered with them for many years while living in Hawaii. Magin and Cliff are the most selfless people I've ever met!
Keep up the GREAT WORK!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Magin, the founder of Project Hawaii, is one of the most giving, selfless people I have ever met. I have volunteered for 5 or 6 years now during the Christmas season to help the kids have the kind of Xmas all kids deserve. I have helped at the Xmas party for most of those years and if you could see the smiles on the faces of those precious children you would know how much good this organization does.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love all Project Hawai'i does. We help out every year in Hilo at the Christmas party at Aunt Sally's. So very heartwarming to see so many kids get presents, see Santa and have a wonderful Christmas dinner. Mahalo for all you do!!!!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I was overwhelmed by the experience I had as a volunteer with Project Hawaii and their back to school event for the homeless children.
I volunteered to make a donation to help sponsor children and went on their outreach delivery to one of the encampments. When we arrived, children ran up to her car. Nothing I have ever experienced and hard to put into words. These children have no shoes on their feet, half dressed in filthy clothes, dirty faces and yet they are so happy and excited to see us pull up.
We called their names and handed them backpacks that were full of supplies, outfits and shoes. They also had a hygiene bag and a lunch sack.
The experience of watching the children get this backpacks truly is a life changing experience for me. I signed up to volunteer and donate, but what I got out of it is priceless.
I found this little organization online and thought I would be part of something to help on a small level. What I found out is that this organization is actually really big. They take on the needs and challenges of two islands and have no government or state help. Their staff consists of 2 people who volunteer and actually have jobs of their own. What's more impressive is the amount of children they provide for. I only visited one encampment, but they take on several different ones all across the islands.
Words can't express the feeling that one gets from being part of Project Hawaii. They truly make the difference they talk about.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people involved with Project Hawai'i literally changed my life. They helped open my eyes to the struggles of kids and families less fortunate than me and gave me a chance to see first hand the difference that can be made with just a simple backpack. I am forever thankful to Magin and Cliff for including me in their camp this summer, and consider them and others that are involved as my extended family. The dedication that they have for these families is something I have never seen before. They literally spend almost every waking moment helping these kids in someway. Whether it be hygiene bags or a new set of pajamas, these children are always being considered and taken care of. I hope to be able to come back and be apart of this amazing group again in the near future. Mahalo to Magin and Cliff for this unforgettable experience.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our group was able to volunteer with Project Hawaii to raise funds for their summer camp program. It was a fun and rewarding day for all our members. Our group is about making change in the world and helping others. We were so impressed by the directors of this program. They cared about the volunteers as much as for the homeless keiki they provide service to. We felt like family and knew we were making an impact towards these precious children's lives.
Our teen group travels the world to make change, and help where needed. Volunteering with Project Hawaii is our favorite program. We raised funds for the children, then spent a half day with the homeless children. What an experience. #projecthawaii #volunteerhawaii #love #teenvolunteers #makeadifference #summercamp #helpthehomelesschildren

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Project hawaii is an amazing initiative., not suprisong with a woman like megan at the helm. I have known Megan & have seen her work in the community for many years. She works tirelessly for the children and the community, and always with a smile on her face. There are so many other wonderful volunteers & coordinators involved. This summer my daughter was blessed with the opportunity to attend the project hawaii summer camp. I have always dreamed of giving my girl the experience of sleep away camp, but, as a young, single working mother, it was just out of our budget. Project hawaii brought that dream to life. My daughter had an amazing time at camp! She really seemed to grow from the experience & definitely had a ton of fun. I look forward to being involved in this project more in the future!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks so much for giving my kids a awesome positive summer experience . They have been through a lot of transitions this year and we are just now obtaining some sort of stability. I'm so grateful to have met Megan and Cliff, it's a great relief to see that there are people who really care about something outside themselves. I couldn't afford to do anything fun with them this summer break, so your summer camp really saved their summer ;and helped tremendously with the back to school supplies... I've found in life good things never last, but I hope you guys are able to continue your mission and continue passing great character strengths to the Leaders of tomorrow, our children -the leaders ,mentors and participants . I want to thank everyone . -Ezekiel and Ezra's Mom

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My youngest son had the opportunity to participate in Project Hawaii on the Big Island this summer. From the first day of registration, I knew this camp was going to not only be an opportunity that my son, absolutely needs (socially and physically) but I was able to see the passion and organization of the camp leaders. I was truly impressed! My son had an absolute fantastic time, both my son and I could not be any happier with the way things turned out. We were floored when we had the camp celebration with family after camp. Project Hawaii gave us parents the opportunity to spend time with our children and other fellow campers and staff in a beautiful setting, with great food and a blessing of school supplies for all of each family members children. Words can't describe how blessed we feel to be a part of this. I will definitely contribute in any way I can from this day forward to help support this organization. Hats off to everyone!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Project Hawaii gave my children the best Christmas when me and my husband couldn't. With both of us losing our jobs and had no income. So depressed. Project Hawaii was there for us. Magen became my inspiration. And I told God one day I'll be like her. And give back. Years went by and today I'm a owner of a restaurant that was always my dream. And when a storm came and damage our town. My family went and feed the community, and now till this day we are the only restaurant in the Hawaii states, that has and runs a food pantry for our community open every day. And do a big thanksgiving feeding for our community. Feeding over 1000. It all starts with a wish and of hope , for all our children and families in need. Magen gave my family that hope and answered my wish. And today I am walking beside her in spirit sharing the Aloha to all families . Project Hawaii deserve top honors for all they do for our children of all islands. Mahalo

9 Colette C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My mother found this Teen Mentoring Program online and it definitely became one of best experiences I've been able to go through. It lasts 3 weeks and during it I witnessed the increasingly heavy poverty that Hawaii suffers through. I was blessed to meet a some 25 kids and have the opportunity to care for and get to know them. I was able to see the hope and humility these kids still have in their hearts, even though they suffer from disadvantages every single day. After just a week with them, I have obtained a bigger heart and a better understanding of the real world and its difficulties. I absolutely loved being given the opportunity to serve those less fortunate and giving them the same resources most people are so used to having. Serving and being with children are two immense passions of mine and this program only made them grow. From fundraising on the streets to putting clothes on the keiki, I have a whole new perspective on life. Overall, this program has changed my life and I encourage every teen to take part in this adventure.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love these kids. They do not deserve to suffer through the hardships that have been forced upon them by their situations. Helping them did not feel like a chore, it fed my soul. The smiles every morning as I served them breakfast they would not usually eat, the beautiful voices singing along with me as I played ukulele, the "I love you for taking care of me's"; All of these things make all the work of being a teen mentor worth it. I can only hope that the knowledge of appropriate and kind behavior I tried to impart on them everyday sticks and they can be successful in school and life. Magin and Cliff create a truly unique and amazing experience for these children, with countless elements they would not typically experience, being homeless.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As we are gearing up for the 10th year of providing a summer educational camp for the homeless children it never cease to amaze me the dedication from these awesome volunteers. While I have not been involved the entire 10 years, I have seen ups and downs with all the issues to keep this camp going. Not only having to raise all the funds to provide a free summer camp for homeless children, but to coordinate the community volunteers, set up the transportation and schedule for the field trips, plan the menu and of course do all the shopping. These two dedicated souls have made this a mission beyond what any words can describe. Great Job Project Hawai'i and the two wonderful souls who make this what it is. Magin Patrick and Cliff Kama!! Imua

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met this dynamic duo at a conference about people making a difference in the community. I was amazed at the dedication these two people put towards making the lives of homeless children better. Not just basic needs, but their emotional needs, and way beyond just a hand out.
Project Hawai'i, Inc. seems to be a tiny organization because there is no paid staff, no office or building, but on the contrary, this program is operating on a large scale of production. I personally work for another nonprofit organization and I don't put in half the time or energy these two do. Of course I love my job, but I don't make it my life like these two. I am very fortunate to have met these two.
What a blessing they are to the community, and to our homeless children. Keep up the great work.
A note to those who might be wondering who these two are, or if it is a great cause. Just do your research, google Magin Patrick, or Project Hawai'i. See the changes they make all year round. See their passion and their dedication for your self. Don't judge the fact that they don't have fancy names under their organization, or funding from the government. These two are real.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family is blessed to know Cliff and Magin. We are so happy to have Project Hawai'i in our lives. Our family counts on their support all year long. We struggle, work two jobs and still can't find a place to live with our large family. Project Hawai'i helps with our needs. We rely on their support. I know that they get donations. Thank you to those who give. You help my children all the time. Thank you for not giving up on us

6

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Hawai'i and its volunteers have been so blessing to us. Our family was living in homeless situations for many years. We could always count on the support of Magin and Cliff to be there for our family. My children call Cliff Uncle...not just as respect but as a true family member. They feel he was part of our family and was there to help. I can't put in words how happy that is for us to have them in our lives. We are not homeless now. I am going to job training and my children are doing well.
One thing that we are so grateful is that when the hard times come, we can still call them. We can reach out for help and know they will help. It has been a family tradition to attend their Christmas party with Santa. We wouldn't miss it for the world. That is the ONLY SANTA my children have ever known, and will ever know. It isn't easy being homeless, and isn't easy struggling to stay here in our appartment, but with Project Hawai'i, we know we will succeed

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In six months of fundraising with Project Hawaii, I have seen the absolute dedication of Magin and Cliff to helping Hawaii's homeless keiki. Magin is very efficient with funding, and ensures that all money raised goes directly to those in need without any being taken by a middle man. This is literally the most efficient and productive charitable organization I have ever seen or heard of.

-Tom

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

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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projecthawaiiinc 03/16/2016

Mahalo Holly for sharing. Your children truly make the difference we at Project Hawai'i, Inc., need to help these homeless children succeed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just wanted to share how much Magin and Cliff has done for my family. I was a single mom for most of my children's life. These two found us living in a tent. They would come all the time just to check if we are ok and if we need anything. Of course we need a house, a job, but they always came with arms full of stuff for us. Food, blankets, clothes.
One day they came with great news. They started working with a few local companies that would give us a chance for work. It was amazing. Places that were willing to hire people like me. Homeless and no education. We were so blessed to have this opportunity. I am not working thanks to them. Still homeless, but at least my children have more of what they need. At least I can provide for some of their stuff, not just hoping for a miracle.
Cliff and Magin are the kindest souls around and they help because they love us, not because they have to. They help us every time they can. They truly care for all of us, even when we don't know what is best for us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just wanted to thank Project Hawai'i for being there for my family. This program is not just a hand out to those who are homeless. The people who run the program, Magin and Cliff, are truly caring people. They give us what they can every chance. I know they work hard in the community to get donations. I am so grateful for this program. Homeless people do have lots of resources , but none are caring like this. Project Hawai'i really makes the difference that our family needs to keep hope. I used to have a job, I used to have a home, and now my children and I are homeless. Magin and Cliff don't make us feel less, or look down on us. They make us feel welcome and want to help. They really want to help. No shame, just help. Mahalo to those who help this program going.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for inviting our ohana to make a revew for you guys. I want to thank you for helping me to go back to school. Helping my children and making sure we are always taken care of. I know that because we are now in a house that wont matter to you. Santa will still come to our children. I kow I can count on you both. I kow my children will be good. Maybe people dont know what it means to have support. I kow my family is blessed to be helped by Project Hawaii. Even if it isnt Project Hawaii and just Magin and cliff, my family is good.
This is our first Christmas in a house. This is our first Christmas getting a tree. We love you guys

5 kahaniohana

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi Magin and Cliff. Thank you for all you do for our family. It is hard for our family all the time. We are happy knowing you are there for us. Without you we dont have basic stuff like toothbrushes or even soap. We look forward to the boxes of food when you guys come. I am glad to write a riview for you. I hope that it helps. My family is greateful for you both being in our lives.
See you again soon.
Love from the Kahani Ohana

4 Familyblessings

Donor

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was taking my granddaughter shopping for a few fun items at the local Walmart. I ran across a group of young children holding signs and fishnets collecting money for "Homeless Keiki". I was actually truly interested in what this program was about. I feel it is important for my children and grandchildren to understand what is going on where we live, and in our community. So, I from the parking lot, I walked my granddaughter to the sidewalk to talk to one of the volunteers. This volunteer was the father of a one of the young children holding the signs. This volunteers was actually a client at one time and shared his experience with me and my granddaughter. He stated that without this program his children would not be as successful in school as they are now, they would not have the hope a better future that they have now, and they would not know the meaning of true care and compassion like they do now.
While is no longer living in the car with his children, he feels connected to this program. He feels it is the least he can do, give back to those who helped his family so much. I was touched.
I did realize that the director and her family were on the road as well. I am glad I was actually able to talk to the children and the father of those who this program helped, rather than the director herself. It is a wonderful experience to see good works in action. It was my pleasure to make a donation. I truly hope that the community takes the time to truly understand the importance of Project Hawai'i, Inc.
I know for my family, we will continue to keep updated and provide donations when possible.

3 Terri61

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello everyone,
I wanted people to know how caring and generous Project Hawaii is. I was having a difficult finacial time because of me having to stay home with two special needs children. I was unable to buy school supplies and I seen that they were helping homeless people, so I asked them for help. Within 24 hrs they had come to my house with backpacks full.of school supplies. They were very caring and loving. My kids can npw go to school without fearing that they would be bullied because they were less fortunate. Thank you Project Hawaii,
ALOHA,
MURAOKA

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I ran across a lady and gentleman one day while I was out with my children at the park. I saw them with their camp shirts, assumed they were the group leaders, along with lots of little children. They seemed to be so involved with the children and truly wanted to be there. Just saying, because I have seen lots of out of control camps destroying parks, children yelling and running out of control, etc.
The lady blew her whistle and all here children came running. It was very cute. They all came from all directions running and "landed" in two completely straight lines. Most the children had hands on their side, looking forward and ready to "go".
I watched as she shouted out the requests to these children. Holding her hands up over their heads, "I need to see a girls line" with the other hand going up, "I needs to see a boys line" for those who need to go to the bathroom. The lines once again formed and the children were quite and calm. She then said, "quietly go to the bathroom, no running, and come back to line". Oh, right? I thought. Well the two little lines walked across the lawn and went quietly on their way.
During this time, I took a minute to ask what this program was about. Magin Patrick, said quickly, We are Project Hawai'i Summer Camp, a camp for homeless children. Our nonprofit runs 100% by volunteers to help them escape their cycle of poverty. I thanked her for what she was doing and collected my children to go.
After this experience, I did look up Project Hawai'i on line. I stayed awake far to long reading over their accomplishments and stories of whom lives they have changed.
There was a small section, review our agency.
I truly felt compelled to share my story, (and make a donation), with the public because what I witnessed in just the hour my children played at the park was amazing. Two people so dedicated to changing the lives of these homeless keiki.
Congratulations on all you do!! Mila and Robin

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved in several nonprofit organizations across the county. After settling in Hawai'i and finding a great retirement home, I was so blessed to find Project Hawai'i. This organization has made it possible for me to give back to my newfound community and be involved with something special.
Project Hawai'i is a different type of nonprofit from what I have ever worked for in the past. Being run 100% by volunteers is a strange concept I had not truly understood until being a volunteers here. There seems to be no real funds coming in, not much in the way of donations, and no stable support, yet these two people make EVERYTHING happen. Yes, I know it comes mostly from their pockets and hard work, but it is still amazing that the energy and time they focus to help the homeless children.
Like many before me, volunteers come and go. They seem to give up or become overwhelmed because the need is so great and the resources are just not there. I too have not been able to volunteer as much as is needed, and feel that this organization truly needs more support so it can continue. I have seen success in the children's lives and progress in the programs offered. It is truly amazing how much is being done with out proper support.
I have heard, "starting on a shoestring budget", this organization doesn't even have the shoestring and yet are able to provide the children with the entire shoe.
If you are looking for a great way to make a difference, please try Project Hawai'i. If you are looking to make a donation that will benefit the children, donate here. There is no waste, no red tape, no hassle. Just helping these precious children.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.