Laulima: Young family recovering from domestic violence

A young family recovering from domestic violence could use a helping hand this holiday season.

A single mother and her four children recently found refuge at a domestic violence shelter.

Their basic needs are provided by the transitional shelter.

Mom hopes to go back to school someday, but for now for the holidays, she hopes to see her children smile after such a difficult time.

They could all use clothing and shoes, and for her 15-year-old son, he would love an ukulele.

Her 10-year-old daughter would like a music player or portable speaker; her four-year-old son, a portable DVD player; and for her 10-month-old daughter, a walker.

When Mom was asked what she would like, she says clothing, but also diapers, baby wipes, toiletries and laundry detergent.

In the spirit of Laulima, working together, we can make a difference for this family by not giving a handout, but a helping hand to get them through this difficult time.

If you’d like to help this family, you can e-mail laulima@koka.org, call Keiki O Ka Aina at (808) 843-2502 or click here and use the ohana code: LS-023.

You can also drop off donations for Laulima at Bishop Square in downtown Honolulu through Thursday.

There will also be a telethon for Laulima on KHON2 Thursday from 5-8 a.m. and again from 4-7 p.m. Phone lines will be open during those hours. The number to call is 591-6336.

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