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Get Ready Hawai‘i

After 30 years of serving the community of West Hawai‘i, the organization our community has come to know as the Friends of the Children of West Hawai‘i has kicked of 2021 with a new name, a new brand, and a new mission: ensuring that the youth of Hawai‘i are ready for the challenges of life through Resilience, Enrichment, Advocacy, and Developmental programs for Youth.

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It is once again time for the annual Get Ready Hawai‘i Dear Santa project, bringing Christmas to children in need in West Hawai‘i.


If you would like to learn more about the Dear Santa project, contribute in support, or send a request to Santa.

Financial Assistance to qualifying children for clothing, educational supplies, activities, sports, and more.

Teen study group

Youth Leadership and Enrichment while also providing self governance in the planning and implementation of activities.

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Currently in development, the Ready Center Initiative will provide regional community centers for youth and families.