HCAP Weekly September 2, 2019

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HCAP Participates in 2019 Foodland Give Aloha Campaign
Kalihi Volunteer Enjoys Helping Out at Ohana Produce
Head Start Holds First Policy Council Meeting of New School Year
Lincoln STEM Students Build Their Own Terrarium
HCAP Staff Attend Convoy of Hope


HCAP Participates in 2019 Foodland Give Aloha Campaign

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Foodland’s Annual Give Aloha Campaign began on September 1st. During September, Maika`i Card members are invited to make donations up to $249 to their favorite participating Hawaii non-profit organizations at checkout. Donations to each organization are tracked, and Foodland’s matching gift is divided proportionately among all participating organizations based on customer donations to the organizations.

Please support HCAP when you shop at any Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms store in the month of September! Use HCAP’s code #77207 and show your Maika`i Card to donate. 100% of your donation will help HCAP provide early childhood education, job training, housing, and opportunities for self-sufficiency for Oahu’s most needy families.


Kalihi Volunteer Enjoys Helping Out at Ohana Produce

Paradise is a regular volunteer at Kalihi-Palama District Service Center’s Ohana Produce food distribution, which takes place once a month at the parking lot at Kalihi Valley Homes (known to many locals as “Kam IV”). As a Kam IV resident, she first heard about the volunteering opportunity from Sandra Menzsa, a Kalihi Valley Homes Board member who used to serve on HCAP Board of Directors.

Paradise finds the work rewarding, and has been volunteering for almost a year now. Among the benefits: having the opportunity to meet new people and handing out fresh produce to individuals and families who are food insecure. She enjoys “helping out the community” and will continue to help out with Ohana Produce as long as she lives at Kam IV.


Head Start Holds First Policy Council Meeting of New School Year

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On Thursday, August 22nd, HCAP Head Start & Early Head Start held their first Policy Council Meeting of the new 2019-2020 school year at the Fleet Reserve Association. Parents who served on the Policy Council were introduced to the HCAP Head Start management team and Family Advocates.

After introductions, Head Start Assistant Director Nicole Revis led Program Governance Training. The parents who served on the Policy Council were informed of the vision, mission, and structure of HCAP, as well as their role in the decision making process of HCAP’s Head Start program.


Lincoln STEM Students Build Their Own Terrarium

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This week, students from Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program’s Lincoln STEM Exploration Center, a 21st Century Community Learning Center, learned how living things survive in their environment. After understanding the importance of a habitat, they broke up into groups to create terrarium habitats of their own. In these groups, the students filled the terrarium containers with soil and added rocks and various seeds. These habitats will soon be home to a variety of plants and mealworms. The students will be monitoring these terrariums throughout the semester as a group.


HCAP Staff Attend Convoy of Hope

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On Saturday, HCAP staff attended the Convoy of Hope event at Aloha Stadium as a participating organization. HCAP staff used the event as an opportunity to provide information about HCAP programs and services, as well as to share current employment opportunities. Brochures and enrollment information were distributed to attendees who visited HCAP’s booth. Saturday’s event attracted thousands of people.

Click here to see all of HCAP’s current employment opportunities.