FAMILY PROMISE 

COVID-19 Letter from the Executive Director
Aloha Community,
How is everyone holding up? I hope you and yours are doing well. I'm reaching out to let you all know of the volunteer opportunities we have coming up in October that will extend until the end of the year. Our 'Ohana Meal Program is starting back up! With a few modifications of course. In order to keep everyone safe we're doing a contactless meal program. The instructions are as follows:
            1) Prepare a main dish and side that pairs well with rice (each of the families have rice cookers in their rooms)
            2) Pack food in containers according to family size (see sign-up link for family sizes info) and label each container with floor and room number
            3)Meet an FPH staff at the location families are being housed at 5pm so that meals can be delivered to the families
We are fortunate enough to have an opportunity to house up to 24 families at a location here in Honolulu until the end of the year. There are 12 rooms on each floor so we are dividing up the sign-up sheet according to floors. Currently, the rooms are not all filled but the Google Sheet attached to the 'Ohana Dinner Sign-Up link will remain updated with the number of families on each floor and the amount of people in each room.  Once you sign-up for a date to host, please indicate which floor (you can choose both) you'd like to provide food for. If there are only one or two families on a floor, please consider providing meals for both floors.  We ask that the meals be put in containers according to room size (not individually packaged). We are willing to supply  you all with containers to pack the food items in and labels to place on containers. If you would like us to provide containers please indicate so on the sign-up sheet. After the meal is prepared and packaged, please meet us
at the location our families are being housed at (to be disclosed after sign-up) at 5pm on your reserved date. We will then go up and deliver the meals to the family's door. If you are unable to come inside the building for the deliveries, please leave a note on the sign-up sheet and I'll make sure there are extra hands available to get the food to the families. Follow this link to sign up: 'Ohana Dinner Sign-Up 
Additionally, we are hosting  monthly  drive-in Service Fairs here in town, to provide the community with some basic necessities (food, hygiene products, diapers/wipes etc.)  as well as information on resources for rental, mortgage and utility assistance programs. We are looking for volunteers to help pack the boxes with the supplies to prepare for the Service Fairs, and to also help load the items into cars on the day of the event. The sign-up sheet for this opportunity will be listed on our website next week. 
If you have any questions please reach out. I'm so excited to work with you all in serving our community!
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."-Coretta Scott King
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Marissa Commey
Manager of Community Engagement
Family Promise of Hawaii
The Kukui Center - 245 N. Kukui St. #101 
Honolulu, HI 96817
Office (808) 548-7478
After Hours (for urgent matters only) (808) 206-4934
www.familypromisehawaii.org
 
Family Promise volunteer Listing Feb 2020
OVERALL COORDINATOR - Volunteer Needed
  • Provide administrative and operational oversight
  • Write bulletin announcements informing parishioners about upcoming host weeks
  • Report volunteer hours to Family Promise Headquarters (“FPH”)
  • Update Master Volunteer List
  • Schedule and chair Leadership Team meetings (approx. 8 times per year)
  • Attend FPH Coordinators meeting at the Kukui Street day center
Personal qualities: Enjoy working with wonderful volunteers who have compassion and love for those who are struggling economically and seeking a home for their families. If you have organizational, managerial and computer skills to share with us, we’d welcome your assistance.
SET UP BEFORE FAMILIES ARRIVE 4 Volunteers Needed
Coordinator: Sr. Patty Chang pachang@hawaiiantel.net
  • Prepare guestrooms--wipe down dusty surfaces, make beds, put out towel sets & toiletries
  • Place specified items in the kitchen, pantry, bathroom, living room, laundry area, etc.
  • Double check the guestrooms, bathrooms, living room, kitchen areas are ready for the families’ needs
PREPARE AND/OR HOST DINNERS 10-15 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (3/night)
Meal Coordinator: Cheri Robertson cheri.7889@gmail.com
  • Dinner each night will consist of main dish, starch, drinks, veggies, dessert
  • Volunteers are encouraged to meet and join the families for dinner
DONATE FOOD/SUPPLIES
Coordinator: Mary Hamilton maliaham@yahoo.com (will inform volunteers of specific needs)
  • Food - eggs, bread, waffles, cereal, milk, juice, bottled water, canned goods
  • Paper goods – plates, utensils, cups, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper
  • Other – dish soap, laundry detergent, baby diapers and wipes
CLEAN THE MAKAI HOUSE AFTER FAMILIES LEAVE 5-6 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Coordinator: Shirley Fake tomfake@me.com
  • Vacuum all bedrooms (including 1-bedroom suite) occupied by families
  • Vacuum bedrooms and living room, picking up any items left on floor
  • Sweep and mop hallways, kitchen and bathroom floors
  • Empty trash in kitchen and bathroom
  • Clean toilets, scrub showers and tub
  • Wipe down kitchen counters
  • Empty waste baskets in bedroom and trash cans throughout the house
  • Clean refrigerator and wipe its shelves and drawers
  • Wash and dry any dirty dishes and appliances (coffee maker, rice cooker, etc.) left in sink, on table and on counters
  • After all the above is done, shut all the windows, close and lock all the bedroom doors and door to pantry.
DO LAUNDRY AFTER GUESTS LEAVE
Laundry Coordinator: Peter Robertson peter.7889@gmail.com
  • Wash/dry linens and other items used by guests during host week
  • Pick up/return laundry bags at the Makai House breezeway