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ANNOUNCEMENT: Free Suppers for Keiki at Palama Settlement Starting April 13

UPDATE: Beginning April 13, Palama Settlement will no longer be serving grab-and-go lunches for keiki. Likelike Elementary will be serving breakfast from 7:30-8:00 AM and lunch from 11:30-12:00 PM for all keiki and youth under 18 years. All other lunch sites listed below will continue to serve lunches, too. On April 13, Palama will begin serving grab-and-go suppers from 3:30-4:30 PM to ensure there is breakfast, lunch, AND dinner available to children. Pick up will be the same as lunches – please park in Palama’s front parking lot off N. Vineyard Boulevard and a staff member will bring the meals out to your car.

To view the press release, please click here.

24 Mar

UPDATE: Emergency Food Pantry Access By Appointment Only

Have you lost your job or been furloughed due to the pandemic? Are you in need of food assistance? If so, our emergency food pantry is here to serve you. To help protect the health of you and our staff, we will not be taking any walk-ins until further notice. If you would like to access the pantry, we ask that you call in advance and make an appointment with our staff. You may contact Ms. Pauni at (808) 848-2528 or Ms. Lani at (808) 848-2529.
We can also deliver food from the pantry to kupuna in Kalihi-Palama who are without transportation. Should you or a homebound family member need this service, please call our staff to arrange for delivery.

20 Mar

ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Program Suspended Until Fall

The Palama Settlement Senior Program is suspended for the rest of the semester due to concerns about COVID-19. Activities will resume in the fall. Please check back on our website for information about registration and classes in August.

The health and well-being of our kupuna is our priority. We strongly encourage all our senior program participants to protect themselves against COVID-19 by avoiding close contact with others and maintaining good personal hygiene.

Information about the virus and recommendations for seniors are available via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

16 Mar

A Message From Our Executive Director Regarding COVID-19

 
Click here to view a PDF version.
 

13 Mar

Summer 2020: Girls Talk Back

This summer, in partnership with the Women’s Fund of Hawai`i, the Association of American University Women (Honolulu Branch), and Ceeds of Peace, Palama Settlement is excited to announce Girls Talk Back, a program for teen girls focused on developing leadership, peacebuilding, social justice skills. The cohort of 20 girls will spend four weeks together, honing their skills and learning how to apply them to address community issues outside the classroom. At the end of the program, participants will present their projects and progress in a TED Talk-style forum, which they may use as an opportunity to launch both financial and in-kind campaigns to garner support for their projects.

Thanks to private funding, there is no registration fee to participate in the Girls Talk Back program. If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining this program, visit this link or click the image above to access the application form.

Girls Talk Back was created by a core partnership of Ceeds of Peace, AAUW Honolulu, and Women’s Fund of Hawai`i, who together identified gaps in the education system’s ability to develop underrepresented leaders, specifically women of color/Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian women.

2 Mar

Servco donates $22,000 to Palama Settlement

February 6, 2020 – Servco presented Palama Settlement with a $22,000 check today, raised from 2019 sales of the limited edition Toyota Sport Bag, which launched last year in celebration of Servco’s 100th anniversary. The bags were sold in Servco’s parts shops and were a thank you gift with new car purchases.

Back in the 1960s, Tom Fukunaga saw children at Palama Settlement carrying their baseball gear to a game without any bags. Determined to help Hawaii’s disadvantaged youth, the second-generation Servco president created a program to provide free sport bags to community athletic teams. The Toyota Sport Bag was a hit and, by the early 1980s, Servco was giving away tens of thousands of bags a year. The bag went through several iterations, turning each version into a collector’s item, especially once the program was discontinued in the early 1990s.

In honor of Servco’s 100th anniversary, the company created a replica of the beloved Toyota bag. All profits from the sale of each bag were donated to Palama Settlement on Oahu and Big Brothers Big Sisters on the Neighbor Islands.

Palama Settlement is so grateful for Servco’s longstanding support. The generous contribution will go to support programs that serve keiki and kupuna in the Kalihi community – including the Pakolea youth athletic program, which first inspired the Sport Bag and is still going strong today.

6 Feb

HPD & HSO present a Kupuna Safety Program & Concert at Palama Settlement

Join us for a morning program on Tuesday, January 28 featuring a Honolulu Police Department presentation on kupuna safety and a short concert by two members of the Hawai`i Symphony Orchestra! Coffee and doughnuts will be served prior to the HPD presentation and there will be THREE lucky drawings for attendees throughout the morning.

This event is open to the public. Palama offers free parking in back of the gymnasium. For more information, please call (808) 845-3945.

A note: there are three versions of this flyer because they were created as a special project by three of our In-Community Treatment/Community Based School students. ICTP/CBS currently works with instructors from Twiddle Productions to learn graphic design skills. The students took on creating their own flyers for this event as a way to use their skills for a “real world” project. Mahalo to ICTP/CBS for their creativity!

 

 

 

 

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