Family Support Hawai’i Seeks “Secret Santas” for its Kalikimaa No Na Keiki
Imagine you are a child waking up disappointed on Christmas morning. Many families on this island are struggling to make ends meet in this difficult economy. For the parents of these families, the holidays emphasize their plight when they must choose between meeting basic needs or buying holiday gifts for their children. Bringing joy to these children by making sure each one has presents to open represents the true spirit of aloha and ‘ohana. Family Support Hawai’i is currently seeking “Secret Santas” to help make its Kalikimaka No Na Keiki (KNNK)(Christmas for the Children) campaign a success. This is for all the children in our programs that are in need and also includes their siblings. The KNNK campaign has been making children happy for six years and provides Christmas each year for 100+ families serving approximately 400 children. Becoming a Secret Santa is easy – you can either “adopt” the children of a family or make a monetary donation. You can choose the family you wish to adopt and are given all the information needed to purchase their gifts. You will be given a form that includes each child’s first name and age along with their needs and wishes. It also includes all their sizes for clothing, shoes and diapers. There is also a brief family story which provides some insight on their life and struggles. If shopping is not your thing, we will be happy to do the shopping for you with your financial assistance. Please consider participating this year. This is the perfect way for families to teach children and grandchildren about those less fortunate by allowing them to help with the shopping and wrapping of gifts.
For more information on how to make a real difference in a child’s life this Christmas, please contact our volunteers Gabriella Cooper at 987-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Barbara Millslagle at 896-0080 or email@example.com, Nora Judd at 989-2736 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Family Support Hawai’i employee, Edie Lupien at 334-4152 or email@example.com starting the last week of October but no later than December 1st. All contributions, large and small, are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.
Founded in 1979 by members of the community who were concerned about the life-long consequences of child abuse and neglect, Family Support Hawaii is a non-profit 501(C) (3) agency that offers a multitude of programs that touch nearly every facet of family life on the Big Island.