The Laulima Giving Program brings companies and individuals together to help families here in Hawai`i.
The Laulima Giving Program, one of the many community-focused programs at the Keiki O Ka ‘Aina Learning Center, partners with KHON2 to assist struggling and deserving families, the elderly, and individuals, including; children with special needs, families affected by incarceration, and single parents through donations of goods, cash equivalents, enriching experiences and advocacy.
Through partnerships with local businesses and communities, this program has served over 95,000 individuals since 2006 and will continue its efforts to support deserving families facing hardships.
“For me, it’s an incredible honor to be a voice for individuals and families in need, to be able to tell their stories to viewers who are moved to give and help them through a most difficult time.
I am just one link in a program that for so many years has played a vital role in helping those who are suddenly thrown a wrench, a challenge, that sets them back unexpectedly.
But Laulima can only help as much as the public gives and it’s been incredible to see how generous people are, even through the worst of times.
I am so grateful to be even a small part of this movement, this synergy of helping hands. “
This campaign provides families in need with resources like food and household goods, monetary donations, and gift cards.
Caseworkers from across the state submit applications, which are vetted. Approval is based case-by-case.
Collaborating with local Walmart locations, we collect donations from generous shoppers to provide students with community support and give teachers the materials to create a fun and meaningful learning environment for their students.
One happy donor put it best when she said, “Anything to support our keiki.”
The local Fox Affiliate, KHON2, has been a dynamic media partner with the Laulima Giving Program.
Its broadcast support has taken this program around the state and worldwide. Their airtime, volunteers, and production donation have delivered our messages at the highest professional levels possible; we are humbled and very grateful for that.
As a non-profit, Laulima depends solely upon the kind and generous donations from the local business communities. It receives no other type of funding.
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