Summer Picnic and Holiday Party
The Annual Summer Picnic at Wet ‘n’ Wild provides an opportunity for more than 1,000 foster children and families to play, share, and talk story. The fun-packed day includes talented entertainment, exciting games and activities, a delicious lunch, lots of prizes and giveaways…and of course water rides.
The summer picnic is one of the ways that Family Programs Hawai`i extends a warm Mahalo to families who welcome foster children into their homes. Another Mahalo goes to our many sponsors and volunteers for making this event possible each year. Over 200 volunteers give of their time to ensure the picnic is a great success. The summer picnic will not occur in 2012.
The Holiday Party is held to honor 2,000 foster children and their families to provide them with a special day during the holidays… Bright eyes, big smiles, peals of laughter spilling out of joyful hand-painted faces – these are the rewards for the 800+ volunteers and donors who help make the this event a holiday treat.
The party hums with activities including face painting, arts and crafts, hair styling by Paul Mitchell volunteers, and a raffle for decorated Christmas trees. A program of music, fashion, dance and holiday songs fills the exhibition hall while those attending feast on a sumptuous festive holiday meal of turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. In addition to the opportunity to have a photo taken with Santa Claus, each child receives a personalized wrapped gift.
A special Mahalo goes to The Rotary Club of Honolulu for their generous contribution to the event and to our many sponsors and volunteers for making this event possible.
Become a sponsor
This year make a meaningful gift to support Hawai‘i’s foster children and their families, by sponsoring a virtual table so that foster families can attend the Holiday Party and you can stay home to celebrate with yours. Every table you purchase for $350 will feature your name or company name and logo. For more information on how you can help, call Connie at (808) 521-9531, ext. 224.