Once a year, Aloha Books Project gifts new books to children across the State of Hawaii. The books are free for the children to keep and to share the excitement of reading with their Ohana at home.
Aloha Books Project is dedicated to Senator Daniel Akaka who was an educator, a proud public servant and our grandfather. He believed strongly in the importance of literacy and the value of a good education. He was involved with our foundation from the very beginning and was our first volunteer. He participated in readings, distributions and other events and had personally handed out more than 1,500 books to students at distribution events like this.
Our first ALOHA BOOKS kick-off event was held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Pauoa Elementary School. New books were distributed to Head Start programs, pre-k schoolers and kindergartners at charter and public schools throughout the State of Hawaii and the Marshall Islands. It took three months to reach 332 programs and to distribute 22,000 Aloha Books. Mahalo Nui Loa to our partners and the many volunteers who made it possible for children across the state to go home with a new book.