WNY Children's Book EXPO

WNY CHildren's Book EXPO was on Saturday, November 11 at the Buffalo Convention Center. The event featured over 40 authors from across the country and internationally.  Ohana100 volunteers helped to distribute over 600 books to every child that attended the event. They were also able to meet the authors up close. Thank you to MSMD for this wonderful partnership and allowing Ohana100 to be part of this literacy event for the past 3 years.  Thank you to all our volunteers for carving out time to spread the joy of reading on this day!

Spring Reading Around WNY

Wrapping up the school year Ohana100 volunteers read to many programs throughout WNY during the months of May and June.

 

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There's so much excitement reading with children at FHC.  For volunteers like Ms. Sandy and Ms. Marie, its wonderful to see the children every month and really seeing them grow.  They are curious, they want to share their thoughts and they have so many questions! 

First graders at Clinton Elementary had a great time hearing stories from Ms. Marie, Mr. David, Mr. Sam, Ms. Barbara and Ms. Pat. 

Joy To Newfane Kids

On Tuesday, December 13th 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

Warsaw Winter Reading

On Thursday, December 8th 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

Springville Surprise

On December 3rd, Trading Post Community Care Center in Springville New York received 100 gifts for their 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!!!

 

 

Celebrating Family Volunteer Day

KDWT WNY Team celebrated Family Volunteer Day for Ohana100's GO! READ Project. Volunteers helped to prepare gifts to benefit over 1500 kids from 15 community programs in need throughout the Western New York Region.  Volunteers stamped and tied ribbons on each brand new book.

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. 

To all Ohana100 volunteers, "A Big Mahalo for your help and support this year!

Books & Authors

Ohana100 participated in the WNY Children's Book EXPO on Sunday, November 6th.  For the second year, Ohana100 donated books for this event to promote the importance of literacy for children.  Kids from all over the region, Pennsylvania and even Canada attended this event.

GO! READ Ambassadors Catherine and Sally met Doreen Cronin who authored "CLICK CLACK MOO", a book that they read often to children. 

Founder Monkey See Monkey Do held their annual event at the Kleihans Music Hall that featured 36 authors.  It was an amazing event! Congrats to Kim, Kathy & Staff for doing such an amazing job! GO! READ MSMD

KDWT Ambassador helped to stamp books and make book marks for this event. Thank you for all your effort! Keep the great work!

"MAHALO" to the kids from the Clarence Youth Bureau for being part of our Ohana100 Team this day.  They worked very hard to make sure that each child left with a book of their own. GO! READ CYB