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 November 15, 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 14.
Celebrating the Military Family Breakfast will be held on November 6. Each year, the Armed Services YMCA Hawaii celebrates Month of the Military Family by honoring one service member from each branch of the military. This special morning celebrates and honors our nation's heroes. To purchase your ticket to the upcoming Celebrating the Military Family Breakfast or to become a sponsor, please select the red "Donate Now" button at the top of the page and include in the comments "Celebrating the Military Family Breakfast."
The 3rd Annual Eha Koa Golf Tournament, sponsored by Restaurant 604 and Chinen Marketing will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the beautiful Hawaii Prince Golf Course. Ono food, drinks and a beautiful golf course make this an unforgettable event and it's all for a great cause.
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, November 22 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.
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 0-5 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.
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 Pierce St Suite 145, takes place on the last Wednesday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm.
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