HCAP Weekly May 21, 2018

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HCAP Participates in Charity Walk ’18
Na Lima Hana Receives Funding from Friends of Hawaii Charities
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Helps Households with their Energy Bills
Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program Offers Summer Program
Kahaluʻu and Dole Head Start Parents and Children Make Tie-Dye T-Shirts


HCAP Participates in Charity Walk ’18

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On May 19, 2018, the Honolulu Community Action Program participated in the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association’s Charity Walk ’18. This was HCAP’s third year participating in the annual Charity Walk. Since its inception in 1978, the Hawaii Visitor Industry Charity Walk has raised more than $32 million to support hundreds of local charities throughout the state.

A total of 98 HCAP staff, ohana, board members, and friends supported HCAP’s participation in the event, which included 73 registered walkers. Together, over $4,200 was raised for HCAP.

HCAP was proudly represented at the Charity Walk by a large turnout of walkers in their HCAP t-shirts. It was a great day filled with lots of food, camaraderie, and a good workout. Thank you to everyone who donated and/or walked on behalf of the HCAP team. It was a very fun and memorable day and we are already looking forward to next year!


Na Lima Hana Receives Funding from Friends of Hawaii Charities

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On May 23, 2018, Na Lima Hana Employment Core Services (ECS) Program Coordinator Robin Fakaosi accepted a grant award from the Friends of Hawaii Charities (FOHC). Friends of Hawaii Charities generates grant funding primarily through corporate sponsorship sales for its fundraising community events. Its flagship fundraising event is the Sony Open in Hawaii PGA TOUR golf tournament held each January at Waialae Country Club. Additional funding sources include charity donations and funds raised through The Friends Club.

This grant will fund participant support for the ECS Program. An important part of the ECS Program is HCAP’s ability to assist with employment support. These funds will be used for expenses such as bus passes, required documentation and ID, and work attire and tools. Mahalo for your continued support, Friends of Hawaii Charities!


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Helps Households with their Energy Bills

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HCAP will be accepting applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), starting June 1, 2018 and ending June 29, 2018. Offered once a year, LIHEAP provides income-eligible households with assistance in paying their electric or gas bills.

HCAP will be accepting applications at its five District Service Centers on Oahu. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday 9 am – 12 noon.

Applicants must bring the following documents and information with them to apply:

1. CURRENT ORIGINAL HECO ELECTRIC BILL OR HAWAII GAS BILL (If utility subscriber is different from applicant and does not live in household, they must sign a required form and show ID.)

2. PROOF OF RESIDENCE (A document other than utility bill that shows current address. Ex: phone bill, doctor’s bill)

3. PHOTO IDENTIFICATION (For all household members 18 yrs & older)

4. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS (Verification for all household members)

5. PROOF OF AGE or DISABILITY (Birth certificate for ONE child 0-5 yrs OR Disability parking/bus pass or other documentation of disability ONLY IF NO ONE IN HOUSE IS OVER 60 years old)

6. PROOF OF INCOME (For all household members) Bring all that apply: Pay stubs for all jobs since January 2018; Self Employed Log/Receipts showing income/expenses for 2018; 2018 Award letters for Social Security, Welfare, Unemployment, & SSI; Pension/Retirement statement, etc.)

* Regardless of income, if there is at least one person in the household that receives SNAP (Food Stamps) or SSI benefits and all program requirements are met, then household may qualify.


Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program Offers Summer Program

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HCAP’s Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program, a 21st Century Community Learning Center, is offering a free summer program from June 4, 2018 to July 27, 2018. The program provides participants in grades 2 through 8 with an opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities such as slime, robotics, and game programming. The summer program will take place at all five STEM Exploration Centers. The hours will be from Monday through Friday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. For more information, please call us at 447-5416 or visit our website.


Kahaluʻu and Dole Head Start Parents and Children Make Tie-Dye T-Shirts

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The parents and children of Kahaluʻu and Dole Head Start had a blast making tie-dye t-shirts at a recent Family Engagement event. During the tie-dye activity, parents helped their child soak the t-shirts in water, scrunch and secure the rolled t-shirts with rubber bands, and apply dye to create one-of-a-kind designs on the damp t-shirts. Overall, it was a very engaging and interactive event for both parents and children.