Continuing our annual tradition, team NIC Hawaii adopted a family of 10 to support this holiday season. 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.
COVID-19 has turned life upside down for all of us, including American Cancer Society researchers and funding of cancer research will be reduced by 50% in 2020 if current trends continue. During the month of October, they must bring in $10 million to continue the fight against cancer during this public health emergency.
During October 2020, we’ll be participating in our Fifth American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer…
Read more… Join us for the Making Strides for Breast Cancer 2020 Virtual Walk
Our penultimate volunteer event of 2019 was strategically chosen because it reflects so much of what makes our island home special – sharing aloha and the ocean. Eleven of us joined AccesSurf at their ‘Wounded Warrior Day at the Beach’ program at White Plains beach park. The event was open to active duty and veteran service men and women who are injured, wounded, or battling illness and their families.
Continuing our annual tradition, team HIC adopted three families this holiday season. 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.
After adopting our families (a total of…
Read more… Adopt a Family 2019
Did you know that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime?
It’s why every year, we do our part to raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. We do this by participating in the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The event is a total of 3 miles – but it’s not about competition. It brings…
Read more… Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk
On Saturday 21st, Jamie, Steve and Rosie participated in a beach cleanup hosted by Plastic Free Hawaii, a program of the Kōkua Hawaii Foundation. Over 150 volunteers removed 4,329 lbs of marine debris from James Campbell Wildlife Refuge in Kahuku with over 2,000 lbs of that being from derelict fishing nets. 1,600 lbs was sorted and will be recycled by Parley.
In attendance were students from a variety…
Read more… International Coastal Cleanup Day in Kahuku
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.
Biki is the name of the bikeshare program in Honolulu. Earlier this year, we partnered with them to offer a special employer plan to our staff that paid for unlimited free rides. In our dense urban area, these bikes make getting around a breeze.
So in April, when Biki started a collaboration with Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to the community on Biki bikes, we naturally had to join….
Read more… Delivering Meals on Wheels with Biki
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