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Attend Hawaii's Premier 2014 Nonprofit Event on Oct. 2
We are excited to announce that registration for HANO's 2014 Conference, "Recharge Restart Reconnect: Powering Up 4 Greater Impact" is open.
- $185 HANO members
- $215 non-members
- $750 friends of the nonprofit sector
The friends of the nonprofit sector package includes four conference registrations, reception and digital marketing opportunities. Scholarships are available; deadline to apply is noon, Friday, Aug. 8.
Join us and be one of more than 300 nonprofit professionals in attendance at the largest nonprofit gathering in the state. The Annual Nonprofit Conference, presented by HANO, will convene from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2., at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu.
This year's conference theme emphasizes the need to respond to the many changes facing the nonprofit sector by:
- Forging stronger connections with each other, personally and organizationally.
- Leveraging limited resources.
- Transforming the way we work through technology.
- Collaborating to amplify the impact we make on Hawaii's communities.
Stay tuned for more information about our conference sessions, speakers and vendors.
Click HERE to reserve your spot today.
- 22 August 2014
From the Honolulu-Star-Advertiser
Across the islands, 1 out of every 5 Hawaii residents depends on food aid from the Hawaii Foodbank and its network of agencies, a new report reveals. That's well above the national average of 1 in 7 people relying on food banks and feeding programs.
The sobering figures are contained in "Hunger in America 2014," billed as the most comprehensive study to date of domestic hunger relief programs. It was conducted by Westat, a social science research company, and published on Aug. 18 by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks in all 50 states that is the nation's biggest provider of charitable food aid to the poor.
"The results from this historic study are truly alarming," said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America, based in Chicago. "Many of the people we serve struggle not only to get enough to eat, but also to keep a roof over their heads, the lights on in their homes, and to cover their health care and medicine costs."
In Hawaii, 123,000 households, made up of 287,000 residents, receive food assistance annually from the Hawaii Foodbank and its affiliates, according to the report. They include nearly 48,000 children and 46,000 senior citizens. The elderly made up much of the throng at the Kakaako pantry this week.
"We are helping the underemployed, the disabled, our elderly, that's our biggest clientele," said Diana Lorenz, assistant director of Feeding Hawaii Together.org. "People that are living from paycheck to paycheck and having to make a decision on whether to pay rent or buy food."
- 15 August 2014
Hawaii nonprofits and local businesses are collecting monetary donations and providing other relief for Big Island residents as part of the recovery efforts after Tropical Storm Iselle, including one tour company that secured ice from Norwegian Cruise Line for residents in Puna.
Nonprofits are taking donations for Big Island residents who don't have access basic items, electricity or proper road access. At the same time, KapohoKine Adventures has leveraged its business partnerships to get supplies to Big Island residents. The company, which provides guided tours and hikes around the Big Island, secured about 5,000 pounds of ice and 50 box lunches from its partner Norwegian Cruise Line. Harper Car & Truck Rental in Hilo donated use of a refrigeration truck to get the ice and meals to Puna residents at the Pahoa Community Center on Monday.
The Hawaii Foodbank is accepting food and water at its locations across the state, Helping Hands Hawaii is accepting clothing and toiletries and Aloha United Way is taking monetary donations on the homepage of its website that will directly benefit Puna residents.
Meanwhile, KapohoKine Adventures has leveraged its business partnerships to get supplies to Big Island residents. The company, which provides guided tours and hikes around the Big Island, secured about 5,000 pounds of ice and 50 box lunches from its partner Norwegian Cruise Line. Harper Car & Truck Rental in Hilo donated use of a refrigeration truck to get the ice and meals to Puna residents at the Pahoa Community Center.
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