MAKING A DIFFERENCE DAY

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

 

Celebrating NATIONAL LITERACY MONTH

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!
GO! READ PAUOA & POHAKEA!!!!

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

GO! READ Ewa EL

On Wednesday, January 11th, Seven of Ohana100 Ambassadors read and distributed books to over 300 kids in Grades K and 1 at Ewa Elementary School.  It was a great way to kick off the new year.  Students and staff presented each volunteer with a warm aloha and a flower lei.  Thank You Ms. Melody for coordinating this day.  GO! READ Ewa EL

Hawaii's Holiday Giving

During the month of December Ohana100 volunteers spread the joy of giving to over 1,000 children across the Island of Oahu and Maui/Lanai/Molokai.  They read to over 800 students every month since September, sharing special stories and especially during the holidays.  The children of from these programs (HCAP- Head Start, PACT- Early Head Start and Head Start, Diamond Head Keiki Center, Mary Jane House, Pauoa Elementary Kindergarteners, CFS- Oahu and MEO- Early Head Start and Head Start) were able to go home with books for the holidays!  Mele Kalikimaka to all!  GO! READ

A SPECIAL "THANK YOU" goes out to our dedicated GO! READ Ambassadors: JOE for Flying books to kids on the neighbor islands and to LOIS, KAREN, KAWIKA, SANDRA, ROSE, FRAN, ANN and AVA for making time every month to read with the children in our community!!!  

Celebrating Family Volunteer Day

All of KDWT HAWAII Ohana celebrated Family Volunteer Day by preparing holiday gifts for 30 programs throughout the State of Hawaii for over 1,000 kids. Thank you to James, Bell and Ms. Karen S. for donating a combined total of over 160 new stuffed animals for part of the gifts to kids for the holidays. Mahalo to all our Ohana (Ancheta, Andres, Bantolina, Cacatian, Fines, Ilar, Kaaiwela, Pachico, Peralta, Scharfenstein, Soriano, and Sullivan) for being part of this special day! 

Thank you to all our Ohana volunteers!!! You All Make A World Of Difference!

Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone!

KDWT Reads Around Oahu

KDWT Ambassador Catherine read to kids around the Island of Oahu during the month of August and early September.  She shared the importance of reading everyday and everywhere.  Below: Catherine read to kids on the east side of the island at Koko Head HS.  Just as the story was getting exciting, an alarm went off that cut story time.  No worries!  Catherine plans to return again, with another cool story to read with the kids.  GO! READ Koko Head

Catherine read to kids on the West side of Oahu, heading towards the North Shore, to Wailua and Kunia Head Start programs. The kids were very good listeners. GO! READ Wailua & Kunia

Catherine read to Mokapu El 2nd Graders and KMCB HS on the Windward side.  She read to kids Kaewai, Puuhale EL and KPT PACT kids in Kalihi.  While on the Leeward Coast, she read to Kaimiloa EL HS and Waipahu Community HS and Kaimiloa HS.  

With our GO! READ project, Catherine dedicated part of her summer to promoting literacy.  She helped to prep and organize book distributions.  She also read to over 500 kids since the beginning of the 2016.  She hopes to expand her reach and read to more kids on the other Hawaiian Islands and to kids in New York.  Great Job Catherine! GO! READ