For the sixth year in a row, MD students at the University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine are holding Halloween Carnivals so that keiki at the state’s homeless shelters can have the kind of holiday fun all children should have.
The carnivals provide costumes, games and food for the homeless families who reside at the Kaka’ako and Wai’anae shelters. More than a chance for fun, the events ensure the homeless kids aren’t left out the joyous anticipation of Halloween shared at school by all keiki this time of year. On the day after Halloween, these homeless children get to join in the conversation when all their “regular” classmates (the ones with homes) describe their holiday fun.
The medical students are asking for public donations of food and other items for the upcoming carnivals. In this photo, they are shown unpacking some of the items the carnivals will feature: including costumes just donated by a party supply company.
Our MD students, through the H.O.M.E. Project (Homeless Outreach and Medical Education) also run medical clinics twice a week at the state’s shelters, where the large number of residents are “the working homeless”.
A list of what’s needed is below, along with how YOU can help and additional photos.
Phone: (808) 223-8859
Fax: (808) 692-1252
|Items Needed for Donation||Quantity|
|Hot Dogs/Chili Dogs||
|Hot Dog Buns||
|Chili||Enough to serve 225|
|Salad||Enough to serve 225|
|Relish||Enough to serve 225|
|Ketchup||Enough to serve 225|
|Mustard||Enough to serve 225|
|Cheese||Enough to serve 225|
|Onions||Enough to serve 225|
|Ranch Dressing||Enough to serve 225|
|Veggie Sticks – Baby carrots||Enough to serve 225|
|Crystal Light Mix||Enough to serve 425|
|Vanilla Ice Cream||17 tubs|
|2-Liter Root Beer||
|2- Liter Diet Coke||
|Spider web Decorations|
|Frames for Frame decorations|
|Nail Polish Remover|
|Goody Bag Items|