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Latest Success Stories

Read about some of our latest success stories. Everybody loves a Happy Ending…especially the kids!

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Robin

Meet The Friends

The Friends are pleased to have Robin on board, she brings over 20 years of Human Services job experience to our office.

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Young adults who’ve aged out of the foster care system share their stories about how The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii helped them during their difficult childhoods.

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    Friends Helping FRIENDS at our 2017 Gala “Justice for Children”

    Orchid Isle Ford in conjunction with Ziebart and KTA SuperStores headlined our Signature Sponsor Tables.   A grand time was had by all and the FRIENDS were proud of such generous community support. Couldn’t do it without our friends!

    And then later in the year, Home Street Bank joined the Friends as a Signature Sponsor for our first annual “Mai Tai Masquerade”!

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    Friends Helping The Friends

    So many people support the FRIENDS with contributions large and small. We couldn’t do it without you! We’d like to take this time to thank Joe Hanley at Orchid Isle Ford who was a signature sponsor at our second annual Gala Dinner. Joe is not only a supporter, he was our non-profit’s first Board President and shepherded us from a group of well meaning business people into our fully recognized 501(c)(3) status. Thank you, Joe and Orchid Isle Ford!

  • Celebrate Family

    APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH

    In Hilo on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9

    “Celebrate Your Family” at Sangha Hall on Saturday, April 8 and the annual “Boy Scout Makahiki” at the Multi-purpose Stadium on Saturday, April 9

    Child Abuse is everyone’s problems and everyone should be aware that child abuse happens right in your own neighborhood.  Crossing all levels of education and income, one in four girls and one in seven boys will be abused.  Come to one or both of these community events and learn more about how you can help.

    “Celebrate Your Family” is an open to the public event where parents can participate with their children in crafts and games while learning great parenting tips.  The “Boy Scout Makahiki” will have a Child Abuse information booth.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 3RD ANNUAL RECOGNITION DINNER

Don’t miss our 3rd annual Dinner coming up on Friday, May 4 at 5:30pm at the MOKU’OLA Room in the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel!

The FRIENDS couldn’t do all they do without the help of many people and organizations in our East Hawaii community.  The FRIENDS are again honoring two people and one organization during this year’s 3rd Annual Gala on Friday, May 4, 2018, (5:30pm is No Host Cocktails and Silent Auction, 6:30pm for Dinner and program) at the Moku’ola Room in the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. $30 per ticket is tax deductible.

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FRIENDS HOLD 3RD ANNUAL PROM DRESS DRIVE

Young ladies want to attend PROM, WINTER BALL, and BANQUETS, but sometimes financial hardship can stand in the way of getting the really perfect dress. Beginning in November of 2017, the FRIENDS launched the third annual PROM DRESS DRIVE to collect gently used dresses and accessories to provide fashionable clothing for deserving youth.
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