Despite the disruption to our everyday lives, in times like these, traditions are important to maintain a sense of normalcy. Thus, we are happy to announce that Family Programs Hawaii will hold its 22nd Annual Holiday Party in early December. Although the format and venue of the celebration will change this year due to COVID-19, Family Programs Hawaii is determined to provide the opportunity to, once again, create a day of joy and holiday cheer for the children and families.
This year’s event theme is “Reach for the Stars,” which also reflects our efforts in encouraging our children to never stop dreaming, regardless of the circumstances. Anything is possible. We will not let our current circumstances take away from any child’s dream or damper the holiday spirit.
Can you help us continue to be that star shining in the night sky?
Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW
PRESIDENT & CEO
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22nd Annual Drive-Through Holiday Party for children in foster care
Licensed Resource, Legal Guardianship & Adoptive Families are invited to attend this wonderful free event. Registration is limited to 350 families. Register today!
Help Our Keiki & Families Reach for the Stars
As children, we all grew up with dreams. For some of us, we envisioned careers as firefighters, police officers, doctors, teachers, electricians, or other professionals serving the community. For others, having a family to carry on traditions and gathering together on holidays was the key to happiness. Or perhaps for others traveling the globe to visit the Seven Wonders of the World propelled you towards adulthood.
WHAT WAS YOUR DREAM?
We all had that dream. Maybe we had two or three dreams. As we got older, the dream could have changed. But we always had something to reach for. Our dream kept us moving forward in hopes of one day reaching the goal. As adults, we want this for our own keiki. And every child on O’ahu should have a dream and the opportunity to follow their dream, no matter where it may lead.
WILL YOU SUPPORT A DREAM?
For nearly sixteen years, Family Programs Hawaii has been providing children in the foster care system a day in which dreams can and DO come true. Over 350 families, more than 1,500 happy individuals participate in this annual event when our foster children, beloved families, and compassionate caregivers can come together to celebrate the holidays – to enjoy the camaraderie of sharing a meal and receiving gifts from Santa. For so many of our keiki, the Family Programs Hawaii Holiday Party IS their dream becoming a reality.
HOW CAN YOU HELP A DREAM COME TRUE?
Opportunities to become a sponsor, a dream-maker, are available. Together we can grab hold of that distant star and bring it within a child’s reach. Please join us in giving Oahu’s foster youth just one more reason to reach for the stars!
Help Us Provide Services
Children are Hawaii’s most valuable resource. They are our future. Family Programs Hawaii is a unique non-profit agency remaining true to its origins of providing quality care to the families and children of Hawaii. Our goal is that every child in Hawaii has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. We are dedicated to strengthening children and families who are at risk or involved in the child welfare system through high quality prevention, support, and transition services. Family Programs Hawaii provides services to prevent children from entering foster care; supports children and families already involved in the foster care system; and assists youth transitioning out of foster care.
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Our Generous Title Sponsors
Family Programs Hawaii would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the following titled sponsors.
Note: Click on title sponsors’ company logos or individual names for a special acknowledgment page.
Mike & Joanne Wood
Mahalo Nui Loa to Our Sponsors
The following sponsors make it possible to grab hold of that star!
With Sincerest Thanks to Our Food Box Sponsors
Through your support, no family leaves empty-handed!