Students and alumni volunteer to help Hawai‘i's homeless

The Shidler Alumni Association, Inter-Business Council and IBC senators from all of Shidler’s student clubs came together to organize a community service project benefitting homeless adults, children and families in the Kaka‘ako neighborhood.

On May 5, approximately 25 students, alumni and friends spent the day at the Catholic Charities Family Assessment Center serving food, playing games, and passing out goody bags to homeless families and children. Then, the volunteers transported the remaining food to the Next Step Shelter where they served meals to shelter residents.

The Catholic Charities Family Assessment Center helps connect homeless families with permanent housing through their housing placement programs and in collaboration with other social service providers. The Next Step Shelter, located near Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park, offers temporary housing to adults in need.