December 4, 2016 @ 10:00AM — 2:30PM
The 18th Annual Holiday Party is a magical event where foster children and families gather for a turkey dinner, entertainment, activities, and a visit from Santa bringing individualized gifts. Be a donor and bring the holidays to foster children.
Growing up in foster care can be very tumultuous for children and youth who have been separated from their biological families. Even in the very best of foster care homes, children experience grief and loss of family members, friends, belongings, and even pets.
At this time of year when family traditions run deep, the holidays are especially difficult for foster children. For this reason, Family Programs Hawaii and our community partners have presented The Annual Holiday Party for Foster Keiki for the past 17 years. On this magical day, over 1,500 foster children and the families who care for them gather for a delicious holiday meal, entertainment, activities, and a visit from Santa who brings personalized gifts for children.
For this one moment in time, the children are surrounded by peers and siblings who know their story and feel a sense of belonging. We invite you to share joy in December by providing memories that last all year.
Your generous contribution of your time and services will ensure that Family Programs Hawaii is able to provide prevention, support and transition services to these children and families all year long.
Paulette Bethel, PhD, MPA
President & CEO
Family Programs Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) social services agency recognized for providing high quality services to prevent children from entering foster care; supporting children and families already involved in the foster care system; and assisting youth transitioning out of foster care.