Aloha Books is Ohana100’s newest project that gifts a new book to kindergartners at charter and public schools throughout the State of Hawaii. It also provides books to children in Head Start and social services programs throughout the state.
We are dedicating the Aloha Books Project in remembrance of 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.
August 10, 2018 ALOHA BOOKS Inaugural Event @ Pauoa Elementary School
Mahalo nui loa to all our partners and Ohana100 Team who worked very hard to process and deliver over 20,000 Aloha Books to children across the State of Hawaii.
Mary Akaka, Gabrielle Alo, Cody Ancheta, Esmenio & Roselily Andres, Dale Arakaki, Stacy Brown, Lynn Cabato, Theresia Charley, Frenchie Coffinet-Smith, Heinz deCouet, Heidi Fowler, Christy Furukawa, Tiana Ganiko, Lena Goto, HCAP Staff, Bryan & Charmaine Ilar, Beth Ismail, Sheena Juliano, Joe Kiefer, Grant Kogami, Tiare Lando, Rose Leong, Catherine Mattson, Courtney Mattson, David Mattson Sr., Aaron Mahi, Patricia Munoz, Stephanie Okabe, Patricia Oshiro, Pauoa EL Faculty, Staff & Parents, Lyra Panarigan, Julian Ramirez, Karen Scharfenstein, Victoria Soriano, Rosa Stone at Lihikai Elementary School, Sandra Taga, Lois Tagami, Curren Tagami, Karen Tengan, Kayla Ueshiro, Walmart Stores- Waipahu, Mililani, Hilo, Kona, Maui & Kauai, Jason Yoshida at King Kaumualii Elementary School, Alyssa Young, Natalie Young & Yasmine Young.