On October 26th, we’ll be participating in our fourth American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park in Honolulu.
This walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, this event is a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It’s a day that shouldn’t be missed and won’t be forgotten.
For our main volunteer event in July we headed up to the North Shore to spend the morning working at the Loko Ea fishpond. From rock wall building to invasive grass removal, they hold community work days every third Saturday to continue the restoration of the 400 year old fishpond. Work began on the project in 2013 and has been ongoing since to bring the Loko ea back to life…
Read more… Loko Ea Fishpond Workday
On Saturday, three of our staff – Brad, Jamie and Rosie, headed to Magic Island Beach Park to take part in Sustainable Coastlines’ Town cleanup. The goal was to clean a large area of the South Shore of Oahu along the coast, beach park, harbor and Ala Wai canal. This area of Oahu is where trash that is left behind or escapes our waste stream ends up in the ocean….
Read more… TOWN Cleanup with Sustainable Coastlines
For our fourth year, HIC adopted families for the holidays. Adopt A Family is a seasonal program administered by Helping Hands Hawaii that links individuals and families in need with donors in the community. Participants are referred to the program through their large network of community partners, and donors participate by adopting a family and fulfilling their holiday wish lists.
This year, we adopted 11 individuals – a family of…
Read more… Adopt a Family 2018
Join team eHawaii.gov for our third year of participation in the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk led by our very own Jamie Kinion.
The walk will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park in Honolulu. Please contact Jamie if you’d like to sign up to participate in the walk.
If you’d like to contribute financially, you may donate using the following links:
A staggering 500 people came out to the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge in Kahuku for the Martin Luther King Day Beach Cleanup organized by the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Over 6,050 lbs of trash and debris were removed from the beach – 1,450 lbs of which was recycled with the Parley for the Oceans project.
Ikemba was the runt of the litter, and almost never made it, but with the dedicated support of the APOPO team she’s now one of the best mine detection rats in the business. Born in Morogoro, Tanzania, Ikemba deployed to Malange, Angola, where she helps sniff out mines in one of the most mine affected places in the world.
Name: Ikemba (EE- KEM – BAH) Sex: Female Date of birth:…
Read more… Meet our Newest Rat Ikemba
This year HIC participated in our favorite event of the year – adopting families!
Adopt A Family is a seasonal program administered by Helping Hands Hawaii during the holidays that links individuals and families in need with kind donors in the community. Participants are referred to the program through our large network of community partners, and donors participate by adopting a family and fulfilling their holiday wish lists.
Read more… Adopt a Family 2017
Thank you to Laura, Tony, and his mom for joining the HIC team in the annual Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk. It was a great event and we had fun walking and spending time looking at the booths. Our favorite part was seeing, once again, the dog in a tutu walking with us.
Thank you also to those who contributed. Julie, Janet, Ilin, Rosie, Norman, and Steffi (and anyone…
Read more… Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk
Wow!!! Check out these numbers posted by the Kokua Hawaii Foundation:
On September 16, 160 volunteers cleaned the Kahuku coastline at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, removing a staggering 13,100 lbs from the beach for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Most of the debris were entanglements of fishing nets and ropes. 2,100 lbs. of this debris were recycled with the Parley…
Read more… 13,100 Pounds of Marine Debris Removed from Kahuku