In December, NY KDWT youth volunteers organized a Holiday Special at Canterbury Woods Assisted Living Center. Great Performance Everyone!

In October volunteers promoted Ohana100 at the Amherst Senior Center Annual volunteer event.

In September, theNew York Institute of Massage held their Annual Massage-A-Thon to benefit Ohana100 at the Galleria Mall. MAHALO NYIM Team for your continued support!


Youth members of the Clarence United Methodist Church, Ruth Nightingale along with siblings, Noah, Aiden, Oliver and good friend Maddy decided to give back to the community by raising funds for a charity and set up a table at the Apple Festival in October. They chose Ohana100 as recipient of their hard work. Their generous donation will provide new books to children in our community. MAHALO to the Nightingale Team for your support and for believing in our mission!!

Got A Good Story To Tell

Marie's Got A Good Story To Tell! These little toddlers couldn't help but listen to the story about the crickets and all the noise that they make.  Marie kept their attention for two whole stories!!!!  The children were happy and waited patiently to click on the cricket buttons themselves.

BELOW:  Leonard's Got A Good Story To Tell!   Just take a look at the faces of the children at the YWCA Head Start.  What's going on with the dog?  The children were very good listeners and they were also very happy to get their very own book.   GO! READ YWCA Head Start

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.



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