HONOLULU — Sept. 8, 2018 — Parents And Children Together, Hawaii’s leading nonprofit family service agency, today welcomed residents of the Towers at Kuhio Park and the surrounding neighborhood to the second annual Ho‘olaule‘a community event.
More than 800 attendees enjoyed food, activities and entertainment, with a program led by emcees Shannon Scott and Mele Apana from Hawaiian 105 KINE and performances by island musician Johnny Suite, Solid Rock Youth Ministry and other community guests. Social service providers were also on hand to meet with residents and families to provide resources, education and support.
“We held our first Ho‘olaule‘a event last year as an opportunity for parents, children, grandparents, guardians and friends to celebrate the importance of family and community,” said Ryan Kusumoto, president and CEO of Parents And Children Together. “We’re excited to bring together our residents and Kalihi neighbors for a second year, made even more significant as we commemorate our 50th anniversary of serving families in Hawaii.”
Headquartered at The Towers at Kuhio Park with additional presence on nearly every Hawaiian Island, Parents And Children Together provides social services, early childhood education and community building opportunities to families and individuals in need. Along with the annual Ho‘olaule‘a, Parents And Children Together is proud to host community cleanups, job fairs, a summer food program for keiki, and many other statewide events throughout the year.
About Parents And Children Together
Since 1968, Parents And Children Together has provided community-based services starting at the Towers at Kuhio Park and growing into a multi-faceted organization with over 400 employees throughout the State of Hawaii. Today, Parents And Children Together is Hawaii’s leading social services nonprofit that establishes meaningful and healthy relationships between parents and children, while protecting vulnerable relationships with individuals and families and turning them into positive ones. Through its social and educational programs in five areas of focus, the local service agency helps 15,000 parents, children, individuals and families every year.