Staff members of the Kukui Center tenant agencies gathered in the Tookie White Conference room and the Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition space on March 5, 2015 for their quarterly potluck. Hosted by Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii, Joyful Heart Foundation and Hale Kipa, the spring fiesta featured a taco bar, photo booth and a rousing game of pin the tail on the donkey.
The Kukui Childrens Foundation honored Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition President Brianne Nagamine who has been selected for a summer internship in Washington, DC as an advocate for foster youth nationwide.
Joyful Heart Foundation also asked agencies staff members who were present to participate in their initiative Hawaii Says No More by sharing what is their “No More”.
These quarterly events bring everybody together from the different agencies that colocate at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Kukui Center to enjoy a few hours of respite together from their hard work.
The Kukui Center (KC) agencies celebrated the holiday season and our Community Partners on December 11, 2014.
75 people gathered in the Community Rooms at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union next door to the KC including agencies’ staffs, board presidents and community partners.
The Kukui Childrens Foundation hosted the party and shared with the group how much the program has expanded, serving as a reflection of the steady growth of the KC and its programs.
Staff took the opportunity to personally thank the community partners for their support over the past year, enjoyed lunch together and engaged in some high spirited holiday games.
Wishing you peace and aloha this holiday season and a wonderful New Year from all of us at the Kukui Center.
The staff of the Kukui Center tenant agencies gathered in the Tookie White Conference room and the Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition space on October 2, 2014 for their quarterly potluck. Hosted by Family Promise, Joyful Heart Foundation, Kids Hurt Too Hawaii and Hale Kipa, the Halloween themed event featured lots of food and dessert and masks. quarterly events are enjoyed by all and bring everybody together for a few hours of respite from their hard work.
Over 100 vulnerable children will go to school this month carrying new backpacks filled with school supplies, thanks to a recent donation from the Hawaii Association of Legal Administrators, one of the Kukui Center’s Community Partners.
They have been collecting supplies all summer in order to get them to the KC agencies in time to distribute the backpacks so that the families can make sure that their kids can have a fresh start to the new school year.
The legal administrators delivered boxes that were filled with crayons and pencils and pens and memo books, among other items. They made sure to provide enough supplies and backpacks so that the students in kindergarten through twelfth grades would get what they need.