Established in 1896, Palama Settlement is a non-profit, community-based social service agency serving the Kalihi and Palama neighborhoods. We offer a wide range of educational, recreational, athletic, cultural, social, health, and community building programs and services for children, youth, adults, and senior citizens.
Our mission is to partner with those who have the greatest needs in our community, empowering them to enhance their well-being through education, health and recreation.
At the beginning of this year Servco Pacific Inc. launched its 100th anniversary limited edition vintage Toyota Sport duffel bag. It’s currently being sold at all Servco dealerships and comes as a mahalo gift with every new Toyota sold in 2019. Servco will also be giving bags away via a social media contest each month.
The bag was first created in the 1960s when Servco president Tom Fukunaga saw children at Palama Settlement carrying their baseball gear to a game without any bags. He created the Toyota Sport Bag and from the ‘60s to ‘90s, Servco gave away tens of thousands of bags per year to young athletes across Hawaii, resulting in a large number of local families still owning and using the bag to this day.
A portion of the new relaunched bag sales will be donated to Palama Settlement, and to the Boys & Girls Clubs on Kauai and Maui. Palama is very fortunate to be a beneficiary of the program this year and is grateful for Servco’s long history of support and giving back in our community.
If you’d like to support our organization and the Boys & Girls Clubs, you can purchase your very own Toyota Sport Bag at any Servco dealership, while supplies last.
*Photos from Servco Pacific Inc. and Palama Settlement Archives.
This summer Palama Settlement will offer a five day program for middle school aged girls to help them think more about their career options and build their self-confidence. Each day the girls will participate in facilitator-led activities to help them identify the areas in which they are most skilled, practice for job interviews, and receive guidance on grooming and hygiene. There will be two field trips: one to Honolulu Community College and one to the Sheraton Waikiki. Lunch will be provided each day. This program is free – to register, please contact Donna Taniguichi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 848-2517.
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Are you looking for summer activities for your keiki? Are you between the ages of 6 and 14 and interested in learning computer coding? Palama Settlement’s FREE summer coding and robotics classes might be the perfect activity for you!
All classes are taught by Twiddle Productions and take place in Palama’s Henry & Colene Wong Computer Center. For more information, call Donna at (808) 848-2517, or to register, complete the form below.