On behalf of our staff, Board of Directors, and the foster community that we serve, we would like to express our sincerest appreciation to everyone for allowing our tradition to continue. Together, we helped our youth to flourish and created a unique celebration for 1,300-plus Oahu children from over 350 families. We recognize your compassion, determination, and drive to create better futures for our keiki in care.
While remaining in their cars, families drove through the giveaway lane and received gifts from our sponsors and community supporters. Photos were taken with each family at the digital photo booth as smiling faces peered through car windows. Along the way, volunteers, including members of the Honolulu Police Department cheered, gave gifts, waved signs and danced to music. Not just one, but TWO large food bags of fresh produce and groceries from local farms and businesses were passed out. But the true culmination of the event were the presents from Santa. Every child and youth received hand-wrapped gifts chosen especially for them. Families drove away feeling the spirit of the holidays, knowing that they, too, were part of a bigger ‘ohana.