The Hawaii Kai Lions Club sponsors activities to help support the community. Club projects range from vision and hearing screenings for our youth, provide equipment to schools, cleaning the environment, and maintaining rescue tubes at popular swimming areas without lifeguards.
In addition, Club members volunteer to help other community organizations with their mission, such as food distribution, cleaning beaches of invasive algae, and e-waste recycling.
The Annual Father’s Day Benefit Breakfast, the Hawaii Kai Lions Club holds one principal fundraising event each year to raise funds to support the numerous community service projects. Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast is well into its fourth decade. Click here for more information.
The annual Holiday Parade which is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is an event sponsored by the Hawaii Kai Lions Club and enjoyed by hundreds of participants and spectators. Click here for more information.
Some of the projects in which the Hawaii Kai Lions are involved include:
Education and School Services, in which we provide support and assistance to Kaiser High School, Kamilo’iki Elementary School, Haha’ione Elementary School, and Koko Head Elementary School. We also provide volunteers and monetary support to the Hawaii Kai Public Library. Click here for more information.
Environmental Services, in which we assist in various park and beach cleanup projects, e-Waste and other environmental activities. Click here for more information.
Hunger, in which we provide volunteers and/or monetary donations to organizations such as Angel Network Charities and the Hawai’i Foodbank to help provide meals and nutrition for those in need—in hopes that one day no child will ever have to live without knowing when their next meal will come. In addition, we have cooked and served meals at the Next Step Shelter. Click here for more information.
Eyeglass Recycling Project: Usable Glasses Can Make A Difference! – Lions and Leos help to conserve sight by providing usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world. Click here for more information.
Youth, in which we provide volunteers and monetary assistance, such as sponsorship of the Kaiser High School’s LEO club and the Boy’s and Cub Scout Troop 101.
Childhood Cancer, in which we provide volunteers and monetary assistance to help improve outcomes for children with cancer.
Senior Citizen, by providing volunteers and monetary assistance to the Lunalilo Home.
Diabetes, by providing volunteers and monetary assistance for better diabetes care and improve the lives of those living with diabetes.
Rescue Tube Project:
Rescue tubes – floatation devices used to help rescue a swimmer in distress – are maintained by us at several spots on the east shoreline: China Walls, Spitting Caves, Rock Bridge, Lanai Lookout, etc. We do it because, in Hawaii, nearly half the non-resident deaths are by drowning and about 80% of these occur in the ocean. Oahu’s east facing shores make Hawaii Kai one of the worst areas in our state for drownings.
The use of rescue equipment makes a rescue safer for anyone attempting to assist a drowning victim. The primary piece of rescue equipment used by lifeguards is the rescue tube. Rescue tubes are easy to use for ordinary citizens in rescuing victims and cost effective to provide on a widespread basis.
The Hawaii Kai Lions Club is raising money to purchase and distribute rescue tubes across the island of Oahu. To read more about the Rescue Tube click here.