Nine-year-old Jonah had only two requests for Christmas: clothes and a game for his game system, but he received much more.
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Maemae Elementary’s annual Christmas assembly has included students giving through Laulima for years.
Mother Wendy Irie says they’ve learned to adapt and there’s so much to be happy for, but at one point, they almost lost her.
The children were just 3 and 5 years old when their mother died of cancer, and their father wasn’t and hasn’t been able to care for them.
Lack of self esteem and depression are very common, especially around the holidays, and there is often a financial hardship as many can’t wo…
The financial, physical, mental, and emotional toll is heavy, though this large family is thankful for all that they do have.
Mom is due any day now with their fifth child, and says they’re trying to get off the streets and into a housing program.
Mom suffers from back and knee problems, and her two oldest girls have special needs.
This family of seven lives in a two-bedroom home and sleeps on the floor.
They take him out of bed and push him around in his wheelchair, but recovering from traumatic brain injury will be a long road.
It was a gorgeous day for a celebration on the west side Saturday.
The family’s caseworker says that without transportation or a stable home environment, it’s been difficult for Mom to get and keep a job.
A single mother is struggling with little support and this holiday season we can help.
In March, Dad fell ill and hasn’t been able to work since.
“It really makes it personal for our colleagues who work in these communities and are able to help out someone in their community.”
Mom struggled with sobriety for many years, even losing custody of her daughter for two years.
Mom is 31 years old, works full-time, and is a single mother of three girls. She also cares for her mother, who is largely confined to a whe…
A few years ago, the boy’s father left them, and that had a dramatic impact on his behavior at home and at school.
Ten years ago, Mom and Dad lost their first child. Their baby passed away at just six weeks old.
With mounting medical bills and living expenses, this holiday season is marked by emotional and financial stress.