Halloween for Homeless Families
Our HOME PROJECT HAS WAYS YOU CAN BE INVOLVED
HOW YOU HELP THIS YEAR!
The Hawai'i HOME (Homeless Outreach & Medical Education) Project and the John A. Burns School of Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group are once again sponsoring Halloween Carnivals at the Paiolu Kaiaulu Shelter in Wai'anae and at the Next Step Shelter in Kaka'ako.
Candy, Snacks, and Costumes Needed
We are looking for donations of candy, other snacks, costumes, and small toys for prizes. If you would like to make a donation, we will have a collection bin in the lobby of the Medical Education Building (at the security desk) starting Thursday, Oct 15.
Money is Terrific
Monetary donations are also welcome, please make checks out to "UH Foundation" and send to: 651 Ilalo St, MEB-OME, Honolulu, HI 96816 ATTN: Jill Omori.
Want to Volunteer?
We are also looking for volunteers for our Kakaʻako Carnival on Friday, 10/23/15 starting at 5:30 pm . It is super fun and you would be helping by serving food, staffing a game or craft booth, face painting, making balloon animals, or assisting in our photo booth. You canʻt beat the feeling of seeing all the kids (and our medical students) dressed up in costumes having the time of their lives! There is even a Halloween costume parade!
As you can imagine, the children at these shelters donʻt get to experienced many of the normal joys of childhood, including going trick-or-treating. These carnivals provide them with fun activities in a safe environment, and provide them with memories that they can share with their friends.
Thank you for helping to make Halloween special for these kids!
The HOME Project and JABSOM Family Medicine Interest Group