In December, NY KDWT youth volunteers organized a Holiday Special at Canterbury Woods Assisted Living Center. Great Performance Everyone!I
Ohana100 hosted its 2nd year of summer camp in Honolulu.
2018 OUTCOME: Eight youth volunteers visited 20 veterans, read with 230 children and successfully prepped and stamped 7,600 books. It was a very productive and rewarding week of service.
KDWT volunteers celebrated Valentines Day with senior citizens at Heathwood. Volunteers enjoyed sharing their love of music and cupcakes.
Ohana100 hosted a Youth Summer Service Camp for teens. During the week, they planned and organized activities as well serviced community programs, earning up to 30 hours.
DAY 1 - KDWT learned about Ohana100 and featured guest speaker Pa Akaka talked about the importance of service to our community and shared his experiences. Ms. lacy helped out with the kids. Teams and ideas were developed.
DAY 2- 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.
DAY 3- Featured guest Speaker 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. Later that afternoon, Ms. Lacy talked about public speaking, importance of communication and team work. She gave the kids a glimpse of what its like to be a television reporter.
DAY 4- KDWT provided entertainment (sang, danced, played musical instruments and did a jiu jitsu demonstration) for 12 veterans at the Aging Center at Tripler. They also read with and distributed books to 120 preschool children.
DAY 5- KDWT read with women & children of the Salvation Army Nursery program. They also read with the Diamond Head Preschool kids. KDWT visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (known as Punchbowl). There, they placed flowers on the graves of the Mattson Family as well, the graves of the unknown who lost their lives in Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
Day 6- KDWT along with other Ohana100 volunteers, spent the last day of camp servicing families at Fisher House. They shared their talents and played games with the children. They also gifted each child with a new book along with a Peace Pillow of their very own. To celebrate the week of giving we had lunch with the families.
2017 OUTCOME: In 2017, serviced 10 programs, sewed 40 Aloha Pillows to benefit Molokai kids, stamped 1,000 books, read with over 150 children and provided companionship to 15 senior veterans, in just one week. WAY TO GO!!!!
Thank you to Pa Akaka, Ms. Karen, Ms. Lacy, Pop Mattson and Ms. Frenchie 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!!!!!!!!
Ohana100 values the service of our dedicated volunteers!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for believing in our mission!!!
On Sunday, Feb. 26th KDWT Ambassador Catherine visited Tripler Center for Aging. There she met with several veterans. She engaged in conversation, read a book and played a few cool tunes on her guitar for the veterans to enjoy! Great job Catherine!
In support for Human Rights, on Saturday Feb 25th KDWT volunteers sewed "Peace Pillows" that will be gifts for refugee children. As you can see the kids really got into a rhythm in sewing, especially Michael and Cody. Thank you to all the Aunties, especially Aunty Janice, Aunty Jocelyn for bringing their sewing machines. They were big help in getting the kids to participate and make these special pillow cases. It was also a great time for our Ohana to bond. Great job everyone. See you all in our next sewing activity.
KWDT Ambassadors read to keiki's in Kahuku, Pearl City and Kailua.
Lehua EL Grades K, 1 2 and 3.
Kahuku EL Rainbow Program
Kailua Head Start
On Monday Feb. 20th volunteers visited with families of the Priscilla Project. Volunteers shared stories with the mothers, read stories and played some activities with the children. It was certainly a wonderful time to bond with the mothers and children.
KDWT Ambassadors entertained Heathwood Center Seniors on Saturday, February 4 to celebrate Valentines and Chinese New Year. KDWT members shared their musical talentsSeniors enjoyed the February Fun Facts during intermissions and at the end, Seniors enjoyed cupcakes made especially by Hailey. Happy Valentines Day and Kung Hei Fat Choi!
To kick off the new year, on Monday, January 9th KDWT Ambassador Catherine read with mothers and their infants/toddlers at the Salvation Army Women's Way Program. After reading the stories, the each family were given a gift bag filled with books and a stuffed animal. Thanks to Ms. Melody for coordinating the visit. GO! READ Ewa EL
On Wednesday, January 11th Ambassadors Catherine and Anya (6th Graders) read one of their own favorite book and distributed books to over 60 kids in Grades K and 1 at Ewa Elementary. As you can tell from the photos that the kids listened closely to each story. Great Job! GO! READ Ewa EL
KDWT Ambassador Sydney and Hailey, along with other Ohana100 volunteers traveled to Newfane Elementary in Niagara County to read with and deliver 187 books to grades K and 1. The kids enjoyed this holiday visit especially their gift of aloha! GO! READ Newfane EL
The holiday giving continued to Newfane Early Childhood Education Center in Burt, NY where volunteers read and delivered 88 gifts. GO! READ NECEC Kids
OnDecember 8th volunteers read several holiday stories to Miss Michelle class at Green Acres. The kids especially enjoyed the gift that they get to take home. GO! READ Green Acres
On Tuesday, December 8th KDWT Ambassador Catherine traveled to Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Station in Wheatfield, New York and delivered 100 new books to benefit children of the Friends of Family Support Association- supporting military families of those who serve. The books will be part of their stocking gifts for the holidays. GO! READ
On Thursday, December 8th KDWT Ambassador Catherine and other volunteers traveled one hour southeast in rough winter weather to read with kids at the Warsaw Head Start program. They also delivered 370 books for the entire Cattaraugus & Wyoming Counties Head Start program- servicing five centers in the WNY region. In preparation for the event, the books were stamped, tied with a ribbon and loaded in the car. Great job volunteers and GO! READ CATWY HS Kids
On December 3rd, Trading Post Community Care Center in Springville New York received gifts for their 100 kids, as part of their Annual Holiday Giving Tree event. The Trading Post services the entire Springville community, providing clothing, food and supplies for all families in need, and so much more. The center is always busy. KDWT Ambassador Catherine helped to wrap gifts for all the kids. Thanks to Debbie and staff for your commitment to service and doing all that you do for the Springville community! Happy Holidays!!!
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 as part of the holiday gifts to kids. Mahalo to all our Ohana (Ancheta, Andres, Bantolina, Cacatian, Fines, Ilar, Kaaiwela, Pachico, Peralta, Scharfenstein, Soriano, and Sullivan) for putting together such beautiful and amazing gifts and for being part of this special day!
KDWT WNY Team celebrated Family Volunteer Day for Ohana100's GO! READ Project. Volunteers stamped and tied a ribbon on each brand new book to benefit over 1,500 kids from 15 community programs in need throughout the Western New York Region.
KDWT for the 3rd year, adopted 2 families in need of support each year during the holidays. Jim from the Clarence Food Pantry was present this day to pick up the gifts for each family.
Thank you to all for making this OHANA event a success! You make a world of difference!!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
KDWT honored veterans of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 838 of Clarence, NY by making over 150 cupcakes for their Annual Veteran's Day Luncheon at the Clarence Senior Center.
KDWT honored veterans in our neighborhood: Mr. Loni with U.S. Marines, Mr. Joe and Mr. Vince with the U.S. Navy. KDWT Ambassador Catherine interviewed with WWII Combat and purple heart recipient Veteran Harold Entice for a Veterans History Project.
KDWT Ambassador Catherine helped to stamp books and make book marks for the 2nd Annual WNY Children's Books EXPO in Buffalo, New York.
The expo featured over 30 authors. Kids from all over the WNY Region-Rochester and Springville, Pennsylvania and even Canada attended this event.
Catherine met "CLICK CLACK MOO" author Doreen Cronin. This is one of Catherine's favorite story to read to children for Ohana100's GO! READ project. Catherine met with other amazing authors.
On Saturday October 22nd, KDWT Ambassadors participated in the Annual Apple Festival. They helped to promote the work of Ohana100- promoting literacy and they also helped to raise funds to purchase books for the Friends of Family Support Services Program- to support children of reservist stationed abroad.