2016 Make a Difference Day in Hawaii

Make a Difference Day 2016

October 22 is Make a Difference Day, a national day of community service. Every year, thousands of volunteers across the country dedicate time to improving their communities and the lives of others.

Making a difference starts at home, at school, and at work. You don’t need to wait for one day in the year to make a difference. Start a new tradition and create your own Make a Difference Day event! For children and youth, there’s a helpful guide to become leaders and changemakers in their communities.

Here are just some of the Make a Difference Day events taking place in Hawaii on Saturday, October 22. Find one that matches your passion!

Make a difference on Oahu:

* Honolulu, 6 am to 11:30 am: Walk or run on a 3-mile course at Ke‘ehi Lagoon Beach Park to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Celebrate survivorship and help raise money for breast cancer research.

* Honolulu, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Learn how to be an Animal Hero! Students in grades 6-12 can register for a class at the Hawaiian Humane Society ($25 tuition) to learn how to create projects that help animals in their community.

* Kaneohe, 8 am to noon: Malama He‘eia from mauka to makai. Kupu is hosting a community work day in the He‘eia ahupua‘a, partnering with three local organizations — Paepae O Heʻeia (fishpond restoration), Papahana Kuaola (forest and stream restoration), and Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi (lo‘i restoration). Register online and meet at 46-077 Ipuka Street.

* Mililani, 10 am to 1 pm: Celebrate “Character Counts” in our Mililani community. At the Mililani High School Cafeteria, public schools in Mililani will celebrate character – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship – with free entertainment, games, and information booths.

* Waikiki, 9 am to pau: Help keep Waikiki Beach beautiful. The Waikiki Improvement Association is hosting a Waikiki Beach Clean-Up Day. Meet at Duke’s Statue at Kūhio Beach Park. Transportation will be provided to other clean up areas.

Make a difference on Kauai:

* Lihue, 7:30 am to noon: Join the Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park for a community work day. Register online and meet at the Kamalani Pavilion.

Make a difference on Maui:

* Wailea, 7 am to 11 am: Join the Maui Spirit of Survival Walk Against Breast Cancer for 3 mile walk starting and ending at Polo Beach. Show your aloha and help raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

How will you make a difference in Hawaii?

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