21th Annual Holiday Party for Keiki in Foster Care

Enhancing the lives of youth who are at risk, in foster care, or have been abused or neglected


The holiday season can be extremely difficult for many children in foster care, as they will not be “home for the holidays” with their biological parents and family. It is a time of the year that can be stressful and difficult because it is a painful reminder to these children that they are not with their own family. That is why the Annual Holiday Party is so important in bringing together over 1,700 foster youth and their families together for a time to have fun and enjoy the holidays together with others just like them.  Whether it’s taking pictures with Santa and your siblings or eating cotton candy for the first time, there is something for children of all ages.  We are blessed to have a community of donors and volunteers to help put on this event.  You can make a difference by donating services, goods, sponsoring the event, or volunteering. Come join us!



Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW



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Operation: Santa Is Coming to Town

Santa is coming to Honolulu this December to bring smiles to the faces of children in foster care. These children experience trauma, separation and loss especially during the holiday season. It is up to us to help them make happy childhood memories of the holiday season with fun, laughter, family, and not feeling different from others. The foster care experience can feel lonely, so let’s make the holidays a happy one by helping us create a magical Holiday Party. Let’s make the 21th Annual Holiday Party the best one yet!

What you can do:
• Sponsor the event with your company or as an individual
• Provide goods and/or services needed to create magic this holiday season
• Volunteer with your company, group, family, hui, or as an individual and meet many like minded people who want to better your community
• Provide leadership by chairing a committee of the holiday party.


• To ensure that children in foster and adoptive care receive a holiday meal, visit and present from Santa, time together with family and siblings separated by foster care, fun, activities, games, and more


Honolulu, Hawaii

Lauren Madriaga, Jennifer Yang

Event Chairs

Mahalo to Our Funders & Changemakers



M.B. Wood



Stephanie & Wayne Batzer
Verna Wong


Steve & Susan Metter
Harry & Barbara Last
George & Barbara Hegarty
Jake & Frankie Jacobs


Ann Nakagawa
Warren Aoki

Zephyr Insurance Company, Inc

Lawrence S. & Carolyn H. Okinaga Foundation
Michelle Loudermilk

Independent Order of Odd Fellows -Excelsior Lodge

Security Alarm Shop, Inc.