How You Can Help
There are a lot of ways that you can help that don’t require you to put yourself or others at risk. We are still establishing partnerships with organizations across the island but you can submit your interest by submitting the form to the right and we will follow up with you shortly.
Learn more about the ways you can help below.
Letters to Kupuna
The elderly in our community need to feel connected more than ever. Send them a note.
Meals for Medical Staff
After working long hours, healthcare workers shouldn’t have to eat cafeteria food.
Either in person or virtually, in the coming weeks we will need emergency response volunteers.
The IHS is seeking donations and volunteers at their quarantine center.
Have an empty vacation unit? Positive, non life-threatening cases need to be isolated.
Collect & Donate Masks
Ask friends and family, collect as many masks as possible, and bring them to a collection site.
Hawaii Resilience Fund
Funds that will be used to support the work of the public health sector and community-based nonprofits to implement actions targeted at reducing the spread of the COVID-19.
Salvation Army Hawaii
The Salvation Army is supporting struggling families during this financial hardship amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. The economic impact on our island community threatens the wellbeing of our most vulnerable families who are already struggling through poverty and others at risk of financial hardship.
Show Aloha Challenge
At Show Aloha Challenge we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve the people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
Honolulu Virtual Tip Jar
Following the lead of cities around the country, we created a virtual way to tip and support individuals in the restaurant industry. On our web page/ spreadsheet you will find a growing list of Honolulu restaurant professionals (bartenders, servers, hosts, chefs etc.) from your local restaurants who have either currently been laid off due to recent closures or who have had their income dramatically reduced due to COVID-19 and are in need of financial help.
Connecting our kupuna with sponsors who are willing to assist by getting groceries, medication and other necessary supplies and delivering it to our kupuna so they can stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hawaii Blood Bank
The Hawaii Blood Bank of Hawaii needs 200 donations a day to maintain blood supply but has seen a 35% drop in donations and is in desperate need of donors on Oahu as it is the only island in the state taking donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kupu Hawaii Meal Distribution
Kupu has launched a free meal distribution program on O’ahu and delivering thousands of meals and pantry items to youth and families. One of the ways that community members and businesses can help the Kupu Food Hub is by providing monetary donations towards the cost of ingredients and preparation. For every $5 donated, one meal can be delivered to a person in need.
Blood Bank of Hawaii – Help Wanted
The Blood Bank of Hawaii is currently looking for temporary help to provide support at our blood collections site and perform pre-check/pre-screening of donor; non-cdl drivers to help transport supplies and inventory; Tele-recruiters to call donors and schedule appointments; and data-entry work. Varied locations. This is temporary part-time and may be scheduled to work up to 19 hours per week. Pay rate is $14/hr. Interested parties can send resume or make inquiries at:
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