Top 250: Aloha United Way
For over 90 years, Aloha United Way has served as a fundraiser for Oahu non-profits and as an agency that mobilizes the caring power of our community to make a difference in people’s lives.
August officially kicks off our General workplace employee campaign, where more than 1,300 companies and organizations have committed to join in the campaign to increase resources to support our local non-profits.
Together, we are committed to improving the lives of others. When you partner with Aloha United Way to run a campaign, you give something critically important back. Through your generosity we are able to weave a safety net of compassion beneath our entire community.
Families are strengthened, children are prepared for school, the homeless find safe and stable housing, the hungry are fed, drug users are counseled and crimes are prevented.
Lives are touched. Hope is restored. Change becomes possible. Together, we are able to make a real and tangible difference, making our small part of the world a better place.
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, below are a few examples of areas that we have had an impact on:
Since starting our work in screening 3, 4 and 5-year olds for hearing, vision, and social-emotional problems, 4,002 children have been screened. 1,174 were identified for referral for additional testing and treatment. Of the 1,174 who were referred, 638 have been retested with improvement in results.
We have focused a portion of our funding on the homeless problem for the past three years. In that time 2,357 adults and children have been moved off the beaches and streets and into safe, stable housing. Additionally, 11,613 individuals were provided rent, mortgage, utility or other assistance which enabled them to avoid utility shutoff, eviction or foreclosure.
In difficult economic times, the number of domestic violence victims inevitably increases. In the past three years, agencies supported by Aloha United Way have rescued and sheltered a total of 1,901 adults and children from domestic violence situations.
Aloha United Way has always provided support for programs that support our seniors. The elderly are a part of the homeless population we serve, the recipients of food distribution and more. However, in 2012, due to anecdotal reports on significant increases in homelessness among the elderly, we have dedicated funding to this population and we will start gathering senior-specific reporting to ensure we have data to assess the impact of our current economic situation on this vulnerable group.
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