The 2023 Wong Stadium Egg Hunt organizers divided up the hundreds of children participants into age groups… and every age group came to us to see what the fun was all about at the FRIENDS’ booth.


Balls for Play Help Children

A huge MAHALO to Coldwell-Banker -Island Properties! Their donation of a carload of balls, gathered to keep abused and neglected children active and healthy during the pandemic, has been well received!


Our 2019 Gala was a great success!

Over 200 people gathered together to celebrate and thank our 2019 Honorees on May 4 at the UH Hilo Campus Center. The Friends, celebrating their 29th year of assisting children of abuse and neglect in East Hawaii, were happy to shift the focus to honoring one busy businessman and hard-working representatives from a local service club.



The FRIENDS are thrilled by Bill Miller of Discount Fabric Warehouse’s project “BAGS OF HOPE”.When Bill learned that many children of abuse who are removed from their living environments often put their meager belongings in a large black trash bag. (Bill is one of our honorées of our 2019 Gala).


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