Make a Difference Day 2019 in Hawaii

We celebrate Make a Difference Day on the fourth Saturday of October to remind ourselves that we can make a difference in ourselves, in Hawai‘i, and in the world.

There are many ways that you volunteer, give back, and can be the change you seek. Here are just four of the service opportunities on Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Hawai‘i:

  • Make a Difference Day, Waimea Valley, Oahu, 8:30am-2:00pm. Join Waimea Valley and Miss Hawaiʻi 2019 for a day of volunteer activities and community organization information booths. All ages welcome. Tools provided but if you have your own gloves please bring. Other recommendations garden shoes (only closed toed shoes), gloves, mosquito spray, sunblock, hat, rain jacket in case, water, and lunch. For more information email or call 808-638-5855.
  • 10,000 Tree Planting on Make a Difference Day, Central Oahu, to be announced. Kupu is partnering with Dr. Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii and The Garden Club of Honolulu to plant a record 10,000 trees with 1,000 volunteers in a mass-planting demonstration. Register at or contact Minette Lew-McCabe at 808-784-4835 or
  • Make a Difference Day at Kamalani Playground, Lydate Park, Kauai, 7:30 am to 12 pm. We meet at 7:30 am in the Main Pavilion, enjoy a pastry, fruit, coffee or tea and begin our work day around 8am. Water, Snacks and Potluck Lunch are provided with lunch service happening around 11:15am. This year, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the building of the park! Register at
  • Pūpūkea Paumalū Volunteer Work Day, 9 am, Pupukea Paumalu State Park Reserve, Haleiwa, Oahu. Join NSCLT for our community work days to mālama this special place on the fourth Saturday of each month. Meet in the parking lot at Sunset Beach Neighborhood Park prior to hiking into the reserve. Restoration activities include trail maintenance, stair building and invasive species removal. More information at

How will you make a difference this weekend and everyday? What small change or act of service can you do to better Hawai‘i?

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