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Seeking Donations for our 2016 Holiday Event

On December 16, Palama Settlement will host its annual holiday event in the Weinberg Gymnasium for close to 400 children and families from the neighborhood. There will be entertainment, information booths, and refreshments, and each child 14 and younger will receive a free gift.

We are seeking lucky drawing donations to be given away at the event – for both adults and children. Should you wish to contribute, please find a list of suggested items below.

For adults ($20 value):

bath towels
coffee makers
rice cookers
pots and pans
cooking utensil sets
gift cards – Walmart, Payless, Ross, Times, Long’s, Walgreens

For kids ($20 value):

bath and body products
makeup kits
hair accessories
gift cards – Walmart, Payless, Ross, Times, Long’s, Walgreens

For the event itself:

wrapping paper
tape (for wrapping presents)

Donations may be dropped off with our receptionist in the Rath Building (white, columned building) at 810 N. Vineyard Blvd., Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. Should you need arrangements for item pick up, please call 808-845-3945 and we will do our best to accommodate.

Mahalo in advance for your generosity and helping to make our holiday event a success!

1 Dec

Pool CLOSED on Saturday, November 19

Please note, the Palama Settlement pool will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 19. Regular hours will resume on Sunday, November 20.

19 Oct

Malama Palama Gold Sponsors

Linda Gee Beil
For photos from Malama Palama, click through our Facebook album.

1 Oct

Ghost Hunt 2016

It’s that time of year again to look for ghosts, spooks, and things that go bump in the night!

Join us, if you’re brave enough, as we hear stories and explore some of Honolulu’s most HAUNTED places.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture any spirits that might be around!

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

RSVP: See Mr. Larry for a permission form

Details: This outing is only for those 11 years and older. The first 12 ghost busters to turn in their permission forms will go on the hunt. We’ll have pizza and juice in the Game Room at 5:30 p.m., then we’ll head off on our ghostly adventure. Snacks will be given on the tour… if we survive.

1 Oct

Malama Palama Gala to Honor the Rath and Gee Families

The 4th Annual Malama Palama Gala, Palama Settlement’s signature fundraising event, will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Sheraton Waikiki. This year Palama Settlement is celebrating 120 years of serving our community and funds raised from the gala will help support vital programs for our community’s children, families and seniors. The gala will honor two very distinguished families who have supported Palama throughout the generations – the Rath Family and the Gee Family.

With deep roots in the Kalihi-Palama community, the Raths founded and supported Palama Settlement throughout three generations. In 1905, social workers James and Ragna Rath moved to Hawaii with a vision for social change. Throughout the years, members of the Rath family have been deeply involved and engrained in the fabric of Palama Settlement. Second generation Bobby and Jacky Rath were tireless volunteers and generous donors. Paula Rath and sister Roberta Cullen are third-generation supporters. Paula serves on the Board of Trustees – Emeritus and Roberta is a longtime supporter and donor.

The Gee Family has strong ties to Palama Settlement. The late Bill Gee grew up in the Palama neighborhood, participated in Palama’s programs and later became an athletic director and winning basketball coach. Bill’s wife, the late Harriett Gee was also a generous donor. Daughters Linda Gee and Pat Gee have continued their support of Palama Settlement throughout the years. Linda was a former board member and Pat has helped keep Palama in the public eye.

The gala will be a night to remember. We hope you will join us for outstanding food and entertainment, a silent auction and dancing. Tickets are: $250 for individual seats or table sponsorships starting at $2,500. Proceeds from the gala will help support vital programs for keiki, families and seniors. For more information, call 848-2533 or visit

1 Aug

USA Football Organization Awards Palama Settlement Equipment Grant

The USA Football organization has awarded Palama Settlement funding for new sports equipment.

USA Football is an independent non-profit, endowed by the National Football League and the National Football League Players Association. The organization awards equipment grants to youth leagues and high schools each year. USA Football, along with the NFL Foundation, is committed to enhancing the football experience of all players at the youth and amateur levels.

“We appreciate USA Football’s equipment grant. Our youth will utilize the equipment in their practice sessions,” says David Kawada, Palama Settlement Recreation Director. “The funds will be used to purchase helmets, shoulder pads, and practice step-over dummies.”

1 Aug