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.
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.