Help Homeless Children-National Youth service event


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:00 AM - Sat Apr 28, 2018 02:00 PM

Where

P.O. Box 140Waianae, HI 96792

About

Project Hawai'i, Inc., is a volunteer run nonprofit organization solely supported by public donations. Our mission is to enhance the lives of homeless children and help them escape their cycle of poverty.
We provide year round services to the homeless children, including all holidays and a summer educational program.
The following events are designed to help spread the awareness of the crisis our children face living in here in poverty across the island. Volunteers will all be doing the same task...

April Volunteer Opportunities- O'ahu While April seems to have so many awareness events, and means different things to different people, our National Awareness and support focuses on Child Abuse and Youth Service! We do our best to empower those to make their own changes in life and change the path they are on. Teaching life and social skills along with providing interactive solutions help our youth grow and thrive. You can be the difference in a child's life this month by volunteer for just a few hours at one of our events island-wide. The following events will also be honored for those needing service for the National Youth Service, or Domestic Violence awareness needs. The events will be raising funds to empower our homeless children and help with the summer educational programs. Our teen mentoring and jr. leader programs are expanding, and this is a great way to help. ​ DATES/Details:
  • Kapolei: April 14th- Saturday from 11a-2p
Meet at the Safeway Center/corner of Hele gas station.
  • Pearl City: April 22nd- Sunday & 28th - Saturdays 11a-2p
meet at the FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK corner of Kam Hwy and Waimano Home Rd/below the Mc Donald's on the corner near the intersection
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY DUTIES:

All volunteers will be working as a team to accomplish our goal of raising funds. Volunteers will be holding awareness signs and fish nets to collect donations from the public. This event is not suitable to young children (under 8), or elderly (over 65ish). It tends to get too hot. Volunteers are expected to be able to walk and stand for the shift. (of course can take breaks, but must be able to dedicate their time to the 3-hour event). Volunteers will attend a short orientation and overview of our program. Then will be positioned along the sidewalks and intersections to collect donations. Volunteers will be walking back and forth throughout the shift. For those who do not wish to take this serious, please don't waste a spot. Mahalo

HOW TO SIGN UP:

  • Individuals/small groups under 9

  • Email us with the dates you would like to attend. If it is too late to confirm, you can just show up. NO NEED TO REGISTER

  • Show up 5-10 minutes prior to event/ orientation will begin on time

  • Bring your community service, school, etc., papers for us to sign if you need. If you do NOT Have papers but need something signed... please NOTE: WE DO NOT Write letters after the event. We have card we can sign on hand.

  • GROUPS over 10 (Both Adults and High School Students)

  • Email us to REQUEST the dates you would like to attend. We limit groups to 20 or less, we can accommodate you on your own date or shift if needed)

  • Have your ENTIRE group show up 10 minutes prior to time to sign in. IT IS BEST TO TELL YOUR GROUP THAT IT STARTS 10 minutes early as everyone seems to run late

Groups must bring their own water bottles, while we will have some, it is very difficult to keep all the water cold.

FAMILIES WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN:

  • Families with minor children between 8-12 years:

  • Families with minor children will need to be approved.

  • Families with minor children will need to provide one adult supervisor willing to help.

  • Please bring plenty of provisions for your child's needs, such as snacks, water, etc. Please be sure your children eat right before they come.


WHAT TO WEAR:

  • Comfortable clothing for the weather (typically hot). Shorts and t's are fine. Groups/companies, etc can wear their logo t's as well.

  • If it rains TOO MUCH we will call it short, but you will receive your full shift hours

  • Wear COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES, you will be on your feet for 3 hours walking/moving around.

  • Sun protection...sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses will help you fight against the elements of being outdoors.

  • If you are with a group or a company, please feel free to wear your printed t-shirts. Show the community you care.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • A water bottle is good. We will have a cooler on hand and snacks

  • Your community service papers. If you don't bring them, I can't sign them

  • A friend is always nice, and YOU earn an extra hour of service for bringing one.

  • Please email us with your questions or concerns, and to sign up for the shift(s) of your choice. Mahalo again for your concern towards our homeless keiki!!

PLEASE NOTE: This event starts at 11:00 a.m., it is only 3 hours, so we do ask that you eat an early lunch so you won't have to break for a lunch. There are snacks provided, but we need volunteers the entire 3-hours.

OPTIONAL INFORMATION:

  • T-SHIRTS: We have our volunteer t-shirts available at the event for a $20. donation. The donation will help cover the cost of the shirts and help feed a homeless child. (Please email me your size, so I can assure to bring your shirt)

  • OUTSIDE DONATIONS: For everyone who brings an outside donation of $10. or more will be entered in a drawing for a lots of great prizes, including a $25. meal gift card, Entertainment Package includes 2 movie tickets and a Popcorn/Soda package, and $10. gift card.


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Skills

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Fundraising
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 3 hours 11a-2p
  • must be able to stand and walk for the time period

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