Hanai Program

‘Ike aku, ‘ike mai. Kōkua aku, kōkua mai. Pēlā ka nohona ‘ohana.

Watch, observe. Help others and accept help. That is the family way. To hanai someone means to adopt them, to welcome them into your family, to care for and support them. In Hawaii, our community is our family. The IHS Hanai Program is rooted in this philosophy. Our goal is to connect people who have the capacity and desire to help with those who are ready to accept it. That is the family way.

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Item Needed Purpose Beneficiary Department Donate
Toiletries ($10.00) Help sheltered guests freshen up! Clients General
Blankets ($30.00) Give a client bedding during their stay at our shelters Clients General
Industrial Fans ($400.00) Help cool the areas where guests sleep Clients Kaaahi Shelter Facility, SumnerShelter Facility
Adult Diapers ($20.00) Adult sheltered clients who struggle with incontinence Clients Tutu Berts House
Twin Beds/Double Beds ($300.00) Help recently housed clients startup a new home Clients Permanent Supportive Housing Programs
Welcome Home Baskets ($100.00) Help recently housed clients startup a new home Clients General
Socks (Men & Women Sizes 9-11) ($25.00) #1 most requested item when clients enter a shelter Clients General
Reading Glasses ($35.00) Reading and writing until insurance kicks in Clients General
Walmart Gift Cards ($50.00 Each) ($150.00) - "so that we can purchase household items when we get into a home" Clients Children and Family Program, Hale Maulioloa, Kaaahi Shelter Facility, Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, SumnerShelter Facility, Tutu Berts House, Veterans Engaged in Transition VET House
Work Boots ($80.00) For our Hele 2 Work clients who just got a job! Steel Toe or Not! Clients Employment Services, General, Mobile Employment Program
Board Games ($20.00) Help shelter keiki & guests build healthy relationships Clients Children and Family Program, Kaaahi Shelter Facility, SumnerShelter Facility
Men's Shaving Kits and Deodorant ($35.00) Help our clients seeking employment and work readiness Clients Employment Services
Large Cooling Fans ($300.00) Cooling our dormitories for a restful nights sleep. Clients SumnerShelter Facility

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