Our three programs: Kokua Foods Program, Books for Bedtime Program, and Crafting for Charity Program helps those in need in our community.
Our Kokua Foods Program provides fresh produce, meat, and dairy items for over 1000 families, elderly, and homeless individuals on bi-monthly basis. We work with schools, nonprofits, and members of the community to help identify those families and individuals who are most in need of assistance. We also donate food and serve at shelters to support those experiencing homelessness.
Our Books for Bedtime Literacy Program, provides brand new books to underserved children in the DC Metro area. Our partners include individuals, schools, businesses, and other organizations. We currently provide books to students at Wheaton Woods Elementary School, Rolling Terrace Elementary School, Takoma Park Middle School, and hosting a D.E.A.R. time at Takoma Park Elementary School and Piney Branch Elementary School. Our program encourages children and families to spend time reading together.
Our Crafting for Charity Program empowers kids of all ages to use and share their talents to help others in need whether it be with an encouraging word on a rock, a handmade stuffie, or a card with a hand drawn picture. These handcrafted items are donated to children’s hospitals including: Children’s National, The Children’s Inn at the NIH, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. We host community crafting events as well as participate in larger community events such as KID Museum’s FutureFest. We also encourage others to host craftalongs of their own by providing crafting instructions on our website.
If you have an idea for a new project that you’d like to lead in your area please contact us. We would love to help and support you.
Together we will do great things!