High School service groups are teaming up with Kukui Center (KC) social service agencies to help Oahu’s most vulnerable children and families. Luke Center for Public Service at Punahou School, Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei and Searider Productions at Waianae High School are the newest members of the Community Partners Program (CPP) at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Kukui Center in Honolulu.
These teenagers bring their high energy commitment for helping others to the ten non-profit tenant agencies that serve needy, abused, neglected, homeless and disabled children. They are mentoring homeless children, volunteering at a book mobile and helping out at keiki fairs. In turn, it is a unique opportunity for a hands-on education in volunteerism.
Following the example already established by a generous community, these school service groups joined an impressive list of 36 Community Partners that includes local businesses and organizations committed to ongoing donations of goods, services and volunteer hours in support of the KC agencies. Trees of Hawaii, Big City Diner and the Law Offices of Neal Aoki joined the roster of partners in 2012. Founding partners include: HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, Hawaii Self Storage and The Bead Gallery.
Other active partners include: Pepsi Beverages Inc., Arcadia Retirement Residence, the Law Offices of Alston Hunt Floyd and Ing , McNeil Wilson Communications, Hands in Helping Out, Habilitat Inc. and the YMCA of Honolulu.
Launched in 2010, the CPP is the Kukui Center’s collaborative volunteer program that provides a streamlined process to directly match offers of help from a caring community with the agencies who need it. Volunteers, businesses and local organizations that provide valuable resources with their generous expressions of aloha, save these small non-profits time and money, allowing them to focus on the vulnerable children and families that they serve.
Those who are interested in joining our growing list of community partners and finding out more about our program, can visit our website at kukuicenter.org and click on the Community Partners page.