H.O.M.E. Project rings in Christmas with annual craft fair

The Hawai’i H.O.M.E. Project hosted its annual H.O.M.E. for the Holidays Craft Fair December 2 at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).  In addition to finding terrific holiday presents, shoppers helped support the volunteer medical outreach to homeless families performed by our MD students.

Hot items this year included “bling”–sparkling lanyards. Also shell necklaces, gorgeous candles with sand and seashells embedded in the gel-wax, and gift bags with local salad dressings or seasonings and Hawaiian-motif pot holders.

Also on display, and quite eye-catching, were imaginative holiday cards and crochet coffee and teacups–handmade by our very own talented JABSOM staff.

Through the Hawai’i H.O.M.E. Project, our students provide free medical clinics to three homeless shelters on O’ahu every week.

Dr. Jill Omori, faculty and Hawaiʻi H.O.M.E. Project founder, and our MD student volunteers thank all of the craft fair shoppers — and vendors — for their support. If you’d like to catch up with one of our vendors in the shopping days still remaining before the holidays, we’re sure Dr. Omori will be happy to share how to find them.

For more information about H.O.M.E., or how to reach Dr. Omori, see: www.hawaiihomeproject.org.



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