(Kids Doing Wonderful Things) 
engages kids in community service activities.  

Ohana100’s KDWT project encourages kids to work together and implement meaningful hands-on community service projects locally, nationally and globally.  KDWT is affiliated with the national generationOn Kids Care and Service Clubs.  



KDWT operates in Hawaii and New York. Our projects reach kids in other countries.


Ohana100 recognizes youth volunteers for their ACTS OF KINDNESS.   Volunteers who display leadership and service in their school and community will be recognized.



KDWT was founded by Catherine Mattson in 2013 when she was 8 years old.  She wanted to help out the community but could not find a club that would fit in her busy schedule.   She helped her mom with community projects. Catherine connected with generationOn as a Care Club.  Her first official project was a garage sale with a friend and they raised over $200 to purchase books for kids in need.  Other friends were inspired and joined the KDWT Team. From there,  KDWT became the youth (ages 5 to 18 years) service project for Ohana100.  All volunteers under the age of 18 years become part of KDWT and are recognized for their community service work.  

In August 2016, KDWT was nationally recognized as “Kids Care Club of the Month" by GenerationOn.

 "A Caring Culture of Kindness All Year Round!  

Community Service Projects

KDWT Ambassadors plan and participate in "Acts of Kindness" addressing various community issues.  Community projects engage kids to serve the community all year round.

1.  ANIMAL WELFARE:  Support the local animal shelters.  

2.  COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:    Participate in community festival/events- Promote the importance of serving our community.

3.  ENVIRONMENT  (GO! GREEN):   Help the environment by learning to be eco-friendly, to REUSE, REDUCE AND RECYCLE all year round. 

4.  LITERACY (GO! READ):  Share the joy of reading with children, distribute new or gently used books. Provide support at literacy fairs, ALOHA BOOKS and WNY GO!READ projects.

5.  MILITARY AND VETERANS:   Honor veterans and active duty military personnels. Also provide support to military families.

6.  HOMELESSNESS, HUNGER & POVERTY:   Reach out and connect with children who are displaced, homeless,CPS, in foster care system and/or individuals that require basic necessities.

7.  SENIOR CITIZENS:   Connect, share time and celebrate holidays with seniors citizens.

8.  PEACE & KINDNESS:   Display acts of kindness, by helping others, learning from one another and about the communities we live in.

9.  HEALTH & WELLNESS: Practice healthy living by exercising, keeping active and providing support to children at the hospitals and clinic-newborns and in emergency.



KDWT offers teens an opportunity to participate in a week long summer service camp- to plan, organize and implement service activities for various programs/schools.   Participants become active compassionate learners through service. They can earn up to 30 service hours. ONLY OFFERED IN HAWAII.


  • Inspire, equip and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service.

  • Develop compassion and social responsibility in the community that they might have a life-long commitment to serve.

  • Educate kids about the issues and provide meaningful hands-on projects for kits to respond to their world.

For more information on how you can get involved contact: emattson@ohana100.org