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.
NEW music class being offered at Palama Settlement on Fridays, beginning December 7. Classes will be taught by Chris Salvador and focus on ukulele, guitar, and singing. Open to teens ages 13 to 17. To sign up for more information, please call Recreation Director Pi`i Minns, Jr at (808) 848-2503.
During the month of September, Palama Settlement supporters are invited to make donations up to $249 with their Maika`i card while shopping at Foodland. Just mention our code #77256 to the cashier when checking out… or look for our banner in the S. Beretania store. A portion of all donations will be matched by Foodland. Check out the video below for more information. Mahalo for your donations!
Due to the approaching storm, Palama Settlement will be CLOSED on the following days:
Thursday, August 23
Friday, August 24
Saturday, August 25
For updates regarding Sunday hours, you may call our main line at (808) 845-3945.
Please stay safe!
The Palama Mustangs concluded their season 12-1, winning the PAL Central Honolulu title at Sale Lake Gym on June 23, 2018. They followed up their accomplishment with a title at the PAL Town and Country Classic, defeating a volleyball team from Kaneohe.
The members of the winning Mustang team are: Krysten Dacua, Kili Hanakahi, Leisea Kovaloff, Jestany Luhia, Mia Maiava, Melina Nardo-Mugutatia, Motu O’ Salaia Salavea, Isabella Simmons, and Carmela Tokumoto. They were coached by Rosita Nardo and Neil Nishikawa, with assistance from Pakolea Youth Specialist Tamatoa Silva.
We would like to congratulate Palama’s Pakolea Volleyball Team, the 2018 PAL Mustang Honolulu Central District and Town and Country champions!
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. Stay tuned for additional summer coding classes, coming soon.
Is your child interested in learning how to code? Would your son or daughter like to create their own videos or games? Then sign them up for our FREE Video Game & Cultural Storytelling Class!
Coding classes at Palama Settlement will run from June 16-July 21, 2018 on Saturdays from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Henry & Colene Wong Computer Center. Students will learn Scratch, a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Classes are taught by Twiddle Productions, a local animation, production, and multimedia studio. This is a great way to introduce your child to computer coding in a fun and friendly environment.
Download the registration form here.
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If your keiki will be attending school in the fall and you are in need of school supplies, please apply to the Ready 2 Learn Program through Palama Settlement and Helping Hands Hawaii. Ready 2 Learn provides basic school supplies to eligible families for free! Visit our Community Services Department now through June 19, 2018 to apply.
Click the image above to download the flyer.
Show your “aloha” for Hawaii’s charities! When you donate to Palama Settlement through Aloha for Hawaii Charities between November 15, 2017 and January 14, 2018, we will receive 100% of your donation plus a bonus boost* from a funding pool generated by Friends of Hawaii Charities from Sony Open tournament proceeds.
Visit the Aloha for Hawaii Charities page to see a list of participating charities and to make a donation to our organization today. Mahalo!
*Charities with more than $1,000 total donations qualify for the bonus. Donations exceeding $3,000 per donor, per charity are accepted but will not be eligible for the bonus. If donations are received outside of the donation period, the donation will be accepted by Friends of Hawaii Charities to support its mission.
On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Palama Settlement started to demolish its Tenant Building. One of the original nine buildings constructed in 1925 that formed the new eight-acre campus on Vineyard Street, the Tenant Building was a two story wooden structure on the corner of Palama Street and Vineyard Boulevard. For 90 years the building enabled Palama Settlement to serve the Kalihi-Palama community with services such as the Strong-Carter Dental Clinic and Palama Settlement Community Services program, which assisted individuals and families with an emergency food pantry and referral services for housing, medical, clothes, household items, school supplies, and financial assistance.
Due to building foundation-structural issues, the building was shored a number of times to ensure the structure remained sound. Over recent years, foundation issues continued and after the building was shored recently, a structural engineer could no longer guarantee how long the building would remain safe. Palama Settlement addressed the safety issue by vacating the Tenant Building three years ago. While Palama Settlement preferred to keep the building, it was decided that costs to rehab the aging building would far exceed the cost to rebuild.
Over the years as Palama has evolved, its facility needs also changed. The original gymnasium was replaced by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Gymnasium due to the widening of Vineyard Street in 1960. The iconic Rath Building on Vineyard Boulevard was also relocated on campus in 1983 to its current location in order to build the Higashino dining/meeting/administration complex. Today, the Rath Building and the Corbett House are two remaining buildings from the original campus complex. Moving forward, Palama Settlement will continually adjust to the ever-changing community and its needs. We look forward to redeveloping our campus to be relevant and purposeful to our mission as we prepare for the next hundred years. Mahalo.