Raising funds for worthy cause

Grief-stricken children participate in a mentoring activity at Kids Hurt Too Hawaii.
Grief-stricken children participate in a mentoring activity at Kids Hurt Too Hawaii.

HONOLULU — Kids Hurt Too Hawaii has embarked on a campaign to raise $200,000 for a worthy cause.

Proceeds go towards providing 250 grief-stricken children with a safe space to express feelings about their loss of a parent to such factors as a divorce, death or incarceration.

It costs Kids Hurt Too Hawaii $900 per child annually to serve the 250 children, between ages 3 and 19, who turn to the nonprofit organization for help with their grief over the loss of a parent.

That comes out to about $75 per month for free services that include up to 17 hours of counseling; at least two outings intended to lift spirits and boost self esteem; as well as healthy meals and snacks.

“Our hope is to appeal to donors who believe in what our organization represents, and who feel that our organization is worthy of their hard-earned money on an ongoing basis,” said Cynthia White, executive director of Kids Hurt Too Hawaii.

Training Opportunities

Next Children’s Grief and Trauma Facilitator and Mentor Training

August 2016

To register please contact Kids Hurt Too Hawaii at (808) 545-5683 or [email protected]

All four days are required prior to working with children in peer support groups. If you are interested call 545-5683 or send in your registration.

We have upgraded our training to include up to date information on childhood trauma and strategies for working with traumatized children.

Volunteers are needed to facilitate in peer support groups with children, teens, or adults. We ask for a one year commitment to provide consistency for the children. Volunteer time can be as little as four hours once a month or four hours twice a month. The cost is $125 or you can apply for a sponsorship if the fee is an obstacle for you.

The training is available for those who do not plan to or are unable to volunteer but the cost is $550.

January 2014 training graduates with two repeating the skills portion of the training. Welcome and thank you all.