Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019. Help #HAWAIIGIVEBIG by supporting our important mission of strengthening our military family in Hawaii.
Operation Holiday Joy Join the Armed Services YMCA Hawai`i this holiday season in supporting military families in need through Operation Holiday Joy. Operation Holiday Joy provides food baskets to military families, stationed in Hawai`i, who are experiencing hardship. All five branches of the military, as well as Reserve and National Guard, are eligible for this this program. Now through December 13, we are partnering with military commands, chaplains, and other military family support agencies to identify families in need of assistance for our Thanksgiving Operation Holiday Joy Baskets. Referrals can also be made by a school, counselor, ombudsmen and deployment and family readiness officers. Operation Holiday Joy is an excellent service project for units, spouse groups, businesses, school or church groups. We will also be having a Christmas Operation Holiday Joy basket drive for food and gifts through December 13.
PARENT'S NIGHT OUT is coming to our branches aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam and Marine Corps Base Hawaii. It will be on Friday, December 6 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm. This event is open for kids, 3 years to 10 years old. Children will watch the holiday classic, The Polar Express and enjoy pizza and hot coco. Cost is $30 per child and $15 for each additional sibling. To sign up contact your desired branch: JBPHH (808) 473-3398 or MCBH (808) 254-4719.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN is a program available to children, 3 years to 6 years, through our branches on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam and Wheeler Army Airfield. It will take place on Friday, December 20 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on JBPHH and 12 pm to 1 pm at Wheeler Army Airfield. Kids in the Kitchen is a fun and creative way to introduce healthy eating habits, prepare nutritious meals and teach kitchen safety.
OHANA FOOD DROP: In partnership with the Hawaii Food Bank, FREE seasonal fruits and vegetables, bakery items and canned goods, available to all military and DOD families in need. Ohana Food Drop aboard Wheeler Army Airfield, 1262 Santos Dumont Rd, takes place on the 4th Monday of every month from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Ohana Food Drop aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, 1260 Pierse St Suite 145, takes place on the last Wednesday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm. PLEASE NOTE: In December, the Ohana Food Drops for both Wheeler AAF and JBPHH will take place on Monday, December 23.
Enrollment for Parent Participation Preschool is ongoing. Help your child build a strong foundation through our three phased academic and theme based part-time preschool. Our preschool program is available on JBPHH, MCBH and Wheeler Army Airfield.
EARLY LEARNING READINESS is an evidence based program that prepares children, 0 to 3 years old, for preschool while providing parents with helpful tools to facilitate their child's development and encourage learning at home. Early Learning Readiness meets twice a week for two hours each day and is offered through our locations aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam and Wheeler Army Airfield. Contact your local branch for more information on how to sign up: JBPHH (808) 473-3398 or Wheeler (808) 624-5645.
PLAYMORNING provides an opportunity for families with small children to play and socialize through crafts, free play, storytelling and singing. It promotes social skills, creativity, literacy and fine & large motor skills for children 0-3 years old while providing an opportunity for parents to connect with each other and create community. This program is available through our locations aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
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