2019 Spring Distributions Around the Island

Ohana100 volunteers wrapped up the school year of reading with over 1300 children from 35 programs aroudn the island of Oahu. They were showered with flower leis, thank you notes and warm hugs! Mahalo Nui Loa Ohana100 Hawaii Team!

Here are some of our programs and the volunteers that serviced them!

Rose at Fisher House, Ren, Bryan, Stella and Ryan at Lanakila, Kathy at Enchanted Lake and Maunawili HS, Natalie at Ewa EL, and Sandra at Heeia and Kaewai, Pauoa EL& HS.

Our volunteers continue to change lives and make reading so much fun!!! Have a wonderful Summer break and see you back in September!!


MAHALO IGLESIA NI CRISTO (Church of Christ) members for supporting our literacy mission and for your generous donation of 847 books to benefit many children across the state.

The Iglesia ni Cristo congregations hosted a Film Festival on April 14 at Farrington High School. Gently used and new books were collected to benefit Ohana100. Volunteers of Ohana100 Rose Leong, Karen Scharfenstein and Beth Ismail were present to receive this certificate and books. EAGLE NEWS


ALOHA BOOKS INAUGURAL EVENT was held @ PAUOA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL on AUGUST 10, 2018.  Ohana100’s newest project gifted a free new book to kindergartners at charter and public schools throughout the State of Hawaii. It also provided books to children in Head Start and social services programs throughout the state.

We dedicated 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.


Mahalo to all our partners and volunteers who worked very hard to process and deliver Aloha Books to children across the State of Hawaii.   

Mahalo to our friends at Simon & Schuster for believing in our literacy mission! Mahalo to Grant Kogami - HCAP for donating space to house and process the 20,000 Aloha Books. Mahalo to Dale Arakaki and all Pahoa Staff for hosting our 1st Aloha Books Kick-off Event. Thanks to Walmart stores for transporting books to the neighbor islands. Mahalo to Heinz and Joe for flying books to Maui. Mahalo to host sites Stacy Brown -Family Support Hawaii on the Big Island, Jason Yoshida - King Kaumualii EL on Kauai and Rosa Stone - Lihikai EL on Maui who provided support and deliveries of books on the ground in the neighbor islands.

Mahalo to our Ohana100 Team! 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, Sandra Taga, Lois Tagami, Curren Tagami, Karen Tengan, Kayla Ueshiro, Walmart Stores- Hilo, Kona, Maui & Kauai, Jason Yoshida, Alyssa Young, Natalie Young & Yasmine Young.


Ohana100 Ambassadors were able to spread the joy of giving this holiday with special books for their students.  Volunteers read with children on the north side of the island in Kaneohe and Waimanalo. They read with children the central areas of Wahiawa, Kunia, Aiea, Pearl City, Waipahu, west in Ewa and Nanakuli, and also many programs in Honolulu.  See the joy of giving throughout the Island of Oahu. GO ! READ

Volunteers gathered for the Annual Family Volunteer Day event to help process and distribute books to children. Mahalo to all our dedicated volunteers!  Thank you for taking time out of your schedule and for making things happen for Hawaii’s Keiki!


Ohana 100 and HCAP Head Start Work Together to Build Champions for Reading

HCAP WEEKLY August 2016


Ohana100 volunteers celebrated MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY on Saturday, October 28th at several libraries (Waianae, Kapolei, Waipahu, Salt Lake/Moanaloa, Liliha and Waimanalo), around the Island of Oahu.  


Volunteers read with the children and engaged in arts of craft activities.  At the end of the activity each child received a free new book!  Mahalo to participating libraries for allowing Ohana100 volunteers time and space engage families and their children. GO READ



Kicking off the new school year and celebrating National Literacy month, Ohana100 President David Mattson distributed books to kids at Pauoa and Pohakea Elementary Schools.  Volunteer Sandy joined him at Pauoa where she read with the kindergarteners. 

He was joined by volunteers Gabrielle and Adam who read with Head Start children and kindergarteners and Pa Akaka who helped with the distribution of books.  Also, students showered Pa Akaka with handmade lei's to celebrate his 93rd birthday!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY PA!

KDWT Gives Big This Summer

Ohana100 youth volunteers (KDWT) participated in a week long of activities at the 1st Summer Service Camp. They planned and organized activities, as well serviced community programs, earning up to 30 hours.

In preparation for community outreach, KDWT visited the State Library.  They searched for books to read and practiced reading the stories.  They also stopped by the State Capitol and had lunch on the lawn of Iolani Palace, learning a little history about important and historical places in Honolulu.  

Featured guest Speaker talked about the importance of public speaking and Ms. Karen who talked about how to make props for the stories they would read to the children.  Ms. Karen also helped with sewing.   The kids sewed 40 Aloha Pillows and stamped 1,000 books.   

They also read with and distributed books to 120 preschool children and they also read with women & children of the Salvation Army Nursery program.  They also read with the Diamond Head preschool kids. 

Thank you to Pa Akaka, Ms. Karen, Ms. Lacy,  Pop Mattson and Ms. Lorraine for support and helping out with our week long program.  Thank you to Watanabe Florist and Akaka/Mattson Family for donating flowers.

Congratulations to all KDWT Ambassadors for doing an Outstanding job in serving our community!!!!!!!! 

Making A Difference! Making It Count! & Making Things Happen!

Ohana100 volunteers had a busy school year reading to several programs around the Island of Oahu.  It was all about getting the children excited about reading a book.  To end another year ends, they were able to gift each child with a book to take home for the summer!  GOOD LUCK AND FAREWELL to all graduating students!!!! WE WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST!   MAHALO TO OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS FOR BEING THERE EVERY MONTH WITH A WONDERFUL STORY TO READ!  YOU TRULY ARE MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE!!!

ABOVE: Sandra read with Heeia HS Pauoa EL HS and K students. This  BELOW: Lacy read with Palolo EL K and 1st graders.

ABOVE:  Lois Read to Wahiawa, Salt Lake, Kipapa and Kaala HS.   BELOW: Ava read to Aiea HS kids.

ABOVE: Tammy read with kids at RMH, HUGS, Fisher House, UMC HS, Kunia and Nanakuli HS. Below: Rose read with Lanakila HS kids. She also read to kids at Puuhale HS, Dole HS and Diamond Head Preschool. 

ABOVE: Ben Parker (above), Jefferson kids met with Kawika every month.  BELOW: Lauren read with Kainalu HS and Waimanalo EL K students.  Kathy read with kids at Kailua HS, Maunawili HS and Enchanted Lakes HS.

TAG TEAMS- ABOVE: Dulce and Anya read with Kids at Kaimiloa HS, Pohakea HS and Mililani EL K kids.   BELOW: Lois & Tammy read with Wahiawa UMC HS and seniors at UMC.  Rose read with Tammy at Head Start Home School kids at Waikiki Aquarium.

Celebrating Earth Day with HUGS

Volunteers celebrated Earth Day with HUGS children in Kapolei.  Earth and Environment was the theme for all activities  Tammy read with young children, Liz coordinated the youth Trivia Challenge and Len provided each child with their very own watermelon seed packet to take home and care for.  The children were also treated with the WONDERFUL WORM PUDDING!!! So ONO!!!!  It was a fun and educational evening.  Thank you Audrey for the opportunity to visit with the kids. GO! READ HUGS


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

During the Month of March, Ohana100 volunteers read to programs around the island of Oahu.  Ms. Sandra read to 1st graders at Mokapu Elementary at Kaneohe Marine Corp Base.  She always brings the characters in her stories to life.  In Honolulu,  Aunty Rose read to kids at Lanakila Head Start.  Oh! What a Wonderful day it was to sing Happy Birthday!  These are just a few of our volunteers who are making a big difference in the lives of Hawaii's kids every month.  GO! READ