PVA has selected three incredible charities making a difference in Hawaii this 2020 holiday season. Visit their sites to learn more or make a donation to these deserving charities.
Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children
As a not-for-profit medical center, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children relies on the community to fulfill its mission of creating a healthier Hawaii. Generous donors play a vital role in helping Hawaii's only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty medical center provide exceptional medical care to women, children and families.
Our specialty services for patients throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Region include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency pediatric care, critical care air transport and maternal fetal medicine.
Our dedicated funding opportunities channel your gifts to the areas you care about most. To learn more about the various funds created to support Kapiolani Medical Center, contact our foundation at 808-535-7100.
Aloha United Way
Aloha United Way is actively working to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our community as Hawai'i confronts COVID-19. Along with the severe public health crisis, our community is facing an extreme economic crisis that has no clear end in sight. The most vulnerable members of our community, many of whom already face health and economic challenges, will be disproportionately affected by the global pandemic.
As a vital part of Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH) emergency response plan, Aloha United Way 2-1-1 is the primary community call center for info on COVID-19. We experienced an immediate surge in demand for services and support, along with a record number of calls to our 211 helpline requesting referrals to rent and utility assistance, housing, food, healthcare, and other basic human needs. We expect the need to continue to soar and have increased our service from five to seven days per week with an additional five house per day.
Aloha United Way’s Hawai'i COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund was activated to swiftly raise and deploy flexible resources to local nonprofit agencies supporting those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Through trusted partnerships, the Fund is providing support for local nonprofit organizations to address:
• Food insecurity
• Housing and shelter needs
• Rent/utility access
• Disaster/crisis response
• Medical needs
• Childcare and eldercare
Help our communities #RiseResiliently as we work to ensure everyone has access to safe, nutritious food in the wake of COVID-19.
The current pandemic has created a meal gap for more and more members of our ‘ohana. Our kūpuna, people with chronic conditions and those with compromised immune systems face higher risks in public spaces – forcing many to still remain at home. Our businesses and communities are reopening, but the economic impact of COVID-19 will continue to persist, and many people are in need of food assistance for the first time in their lives.
Hawaii Foodbank is ready to meet these evolving needs, shifting our food sourcing and distribution methods to keep as much nutritious food flowing as possible statewide. But, we can’t do it without your support! Your gift today will help us continue to nourish our hungry ʻohana during this time of uncertainty and beyond.