Frequently Asked Questions About How Best to Help Those Who Are Homeless in Our Community
Please support the shelters with unwrapped gifts. We often need gifts for our men particularly because most people are willing to give to families with children and women—but we could use donations of all sorts! Our Outreach Teams often know who the folks in the parks are and how best to support them. Sometimes these gifts can be best used through our Outreach Teams to motivate people to seek help. The gifts could also be distributed by our Outreach Teams at the regular Service Fairs in Haleiwa, Wahiawa, and Mōʻiliʻili.
We ask that you invite our guests to special holiday programs that you host, e.g. a meal followed by accompanying them to the event so they can feel “at home” and welcome. Please contact us if you feel you need training on how to do this safely and gracefully. Otherwise we always welcome assistance serving meals at the shelters—we still have a number of available slots during the holiday season, especially for breakfast and lunch. Your group could carol or bring holiday treats to share with our guests during our meals!
IHS has a holiday store where our guests are able to pick things to give to their kids and loved ones. This allows our guests to be able to give to others and not just receive—a wonderful feeling! These are our most needed items:
For Our Guests
For more information on how to donate or get involved, contact our development office at 808-447-2810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.