Back to School Collection Fundraiser ~ Hilo

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ORGANIZATION: Project Hawai’i, Inc.

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Hilo!! Big Island ~ Volunteer for a Fundraising Collection: Help Send Homeless Children Back to School Prepared Event Details:

Event: Fundraising Collection
Purpose: To help send homeless children back to school prepared
Duration: Two hours
When: July 12th ~ Friday 2:30p - 4:30p & July 20th ~ Saturday 11a-1p
Where: Meet at the Parking lot of First Hawaiian Bank in the Prince Kuhio Plaza by the Macy/Zippy side.

Who can Volunteer?: open to families, groups, clubs, teens, companies. Children under 13 must have an adult present.

WHAT TO BRING/Wear: Comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, wear hat or sunglasses.

All volunteers are doing the same duties. We hold awareness signs and collect donations from the community. We work in small groups.

After the event, you are welcome to join our teen mentors as we go to lunch/dinner and learn more about our program.

How Volunteering Helps the Community
  1. Support for Vulnerable Populations: Your efforts directly impact homeless children by providing them with essential school supplies, ensuring they have the tools needed to succeed in their education.
  2. Educational Equity: By helping to level the playing field, you contribute to reducing educational disparities, allowing homeless children to start the school year on an equal footing with their peers.
  3. Strengthening Community Ties: Volunteering fosters a sense of community and shared purpose. Working together for a common cause brings people closer and creates a stronger, more connected community.
  4. Positive Role Models: Your involvement serves as a positive example, encouraging others in the community to step up and contribute to local causes.

How to Make a Difference
  1. Spread Awareness: Talk to your friends, family, and colleagues about the cause. Use social media to share information about the event and encourage others to get involved.
  2. Be Present and ON TIME: Show up for your shift with enthusiasm and a willingness to help. Your positive attitude can inspire others and make the event more enjoyable for everyone involved. We work as a team to help make this successful for our keiki.
  3. Want to host a Back to School Collection with your group? Please connect for a list of most needed supplies. We have specific needs.

By volunteering for this fundraising collection, you’re not just helping children prepare for school; you’re helping to build a stronger, more caring community. Your contribution, no matter how small, can create ripples of positive change that extend far beyond the immediate impact.

Join us and be part of something meaningful!

2 Shifts

  • Fri Jul 12, 2024 - 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM PST - Spots available: 10+
  • Sat Jul 20, 2024 - 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM PST - Spots available: 10+
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About Project Hawai’i, Inc.


po box 1844, keaau, HI 96749, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the lives of homeless children while teaching them the life and social skills they need to succeed!


Project Hawai’i, Inc. is an award-winning volunteer staffed nonprofit that provides services to over 1,600 individual homeless children annually across the islands of O'ahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawai'i. The nonprofit strives to change the lives of children by providing a sense of stability through interactive programs, including educational summer camps, holiday events, school support, and educational training. Additionally, the nonprofit provides monthly outreach support to assure that children are supplied with healthy meals, personal hygiene care, and emergency services.

Since the foundations inception in 2003, we are proud to announce we have successfully helped over 2,000 homeless children escape and BREAK their cycle of poverty as they continue to build their families with a strong foundation.

In Hawaii, there are over 23,000 children living in substandard and homeless situations.

Our mission is to help end the cycle of poverty for Hawaiian Children (keiki)


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing


Fri Jul 12, 2024 - Sat Jul 20, 2024
11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts


111 East Puainako StreetPrince Kuhio Plaza ~ First Hawaiian BankHilo, HI 96720



  • Fundraising
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • Group


  • Must be at least 13
  • 2 hours
  • Must be able to stand and walk for the entire shift. Families with children under 13 must have an adult supervisor

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