Most of us are aware of the Hawaiian aloha spirit and strength but few know what goes on behind the scenes of paradise. Hawaii is home to the largest percentage of homeless per capita.

Ulu Wini is a transitional housing unit to homeless and low-income families in Kona, Hawaii. There are existing programs for the adults to help them transition but very few for the children. Carrie McCoy, professional triathlete, founded an after school program called Kona Kids to help the children of Ulu Wini. These kids are elementary and middle school aged so Kona Kids aims to foster learning experiences and developmental resources through education, exercise, and leadership.

The long term goal of Kona Kids is to help the children earn college scholarships. We are proud to say that Kona Kids recently developed a leadership incentive program. It’s a small victory but the vision of Kona Kids is incomplete without your help. We kindly ask that you consider helping the families and children of Ulu Wini.


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