Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii helps match and monitor qualified volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”) on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island, providing one-to-one mentoring for over 600 keiki across our state
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the country, serving more than 280,000 youth annually and over three million since its inception in 1904. Since 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu, an affiliate of BBBSA, has been helping children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact. Since 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui, also an affilitate of BBBSA, has served the children of Maui County through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact. In 2007, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu expanded to serve the island of Kauai. In April 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu expanded to serve the island of Hawaii. On July 1, 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu, of Maui, of Kauai, and of Hawaii Island will become unified as Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, poised and ready to serve more children facing adversity throughout our state with one-to-one mentoring.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii serves more than 600 youth annually on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii and Maui. The number of youth in need continues to grow and BBBS Hawaii is committed to responding to the urgent needs.

Mission: Our mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with positive, measurable impact.

12/11/2019
Giving Guide - Pacific Business News

Check out Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii in Pacific Business News 2019 Giving Guide!!

The Pacific Business News (Honolulu) features local business news about Honolulu. We also provide tools to help businesses grow, network and hire.

We love our Case Managers and appreciate all of the time and effort they spend behind the scenes to make and support mat...
12/11/2019

We love our Case Managers and appreciate all of the time and effort they spend behind the scenes to make and support matches! Big mahalos to the Central Pacific Bank Foundation for supporting our team of social workers across the state. Pictured here is Maui Case Manager Leana with Big Brother Brandon, Little Brother Aiden, and his mom Karlin. #CPBGoingBeyond

Holidays are even more special for our Bigs and Littles thanks to Walmart Hilo, Walmart Pearl City, and Sam's Club - tha...
12/06/2019

Holidays are even more special for our Bigs and Littles thanks to Walmart Hilo, Walmart Pearl City, and Sam's Club - thank you for supporting BBBS @WalmartGiving! Here's two of our matches, Big Sister Danielle & Little Sister Deyanira and Big Brother Harvey and Little Brother Jacob, at last week's holiday party! #bettertogether #walmartgiving #walmart

TODAY — is #GivingTuesday Join the movement! Give today, impact tomorrow!!With a donation to BBBS Hawaii, you create pot...
12/03/2019

TODAY — is #GivingTuesday Join the movement! Give today, impact tomorrow!!
With a donation to BBBS Hawaii, you create potential for keiki like Taylor.

10-year-old Taylor, the oldest of her four siblings, became her family’s “caregiver” after the loss of their mother. Although the family of five still had their father, he was struggling with his emotional loss and also dealing with a serious physical injury. Taylor did her best to meet the needs of her siblings and support her father. However, her needs and dealing with the loss of her mother was weighing on her heart.

Taylor’s father reach out to us for support. He recognized she needed time for herself and someone to connect with. With such a deep loss, Taylor was longing for connection. We found an amazing Big Sister that was a perfect match. The goal for their relationship was to have fun and enjoy one another’s company, and Taylor hasn’t stopped smiling. Taylor still supports her family but now has someone to support her.

Relationships like Taylor and her Big Sister are only possible with donations like yours. Help us make a difference. One donation. One keiki’s potential.
Use this QR code or the link in our bio 👍🏼
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👀📰 Did you see us in Pacific Business News Giving Guide? This special section in @pacificbusinessnews “presents a series...
12/03/2019

👀📰 Did you see us in Pacific Business News Giving Guide? This special section in @pacificbusinessnews “presents a series of profiles on key nonprofits in the Islands, their mission and how you can help them.” — Don’t forget, tomorrow is #GivingTuesday ➡️ Click the link in our bio to find out how you can join the movement along with our special #GivingTuesday promotion!! #bbbs #bbbshawaii #pbn #nonprofit #hawaiinonprofit #charity #hawaiicharity #hawaii #oahu #keiki

Mahalo to Board Member Dr. Rupa Wong @drrupawong for making this incredible connection with Jimmy Choo. They chose to su...
11/26/2019

Mahalo to Board Member Dr. Rupa Wong @drrupawong for making this incredible connection with Jimmy Choo. They chose to support Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai’i by donating a portion of proceeds made between November 18 and 23. Community partners like Jimmy Choo help us to create and maintain mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of Hawaii’s keiki. #bbbs #bbbshawaii #jimmychoo #charity #charitable #hawaii #oahu @jimmychoo

It's a record! Last week we had a TRIPLE match meeting with Little Brother Xaiven & Big Brother Simeon, Big Sister Jocel...
11/25/2019

It's a record! Last week we had a TRIPLE match meeting with Little Brother Xaiven & Big Brother Simeon, Big Sister Jocelyn & Little Sister Zaneelyn, and Little Sister Seidi-Marie and Big Sister Mishel. Special thanks to the Hawaii Community Foundation FLEX grant, the Robert Emens Black Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation and the Youth Matters Endowment Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation for helping us start more friendships like these. Wishing these six the best of times on their mentoring journey!

Saltchuk Hawaii Companies help us build the next generation of Hawaii’s leaders. Pictured here is Dennis Brown, BBBS Haw...
11/21/2019

Saltchuk Hawaii Companies help us build the next generation of Hawaii’s leaders. Pictured here is Dennis Brown, BBBS Hawaii President / CEO, accepting a check from Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum.

Little Sister Tazzy and Big Sister Shelea are just one of the many rockstar pairs we are able to match thanks to generou...
11/20/2019

Little Sister Tazzy and Big Sister Shelea are just one of the many rockstar pairs we are able to match thanks to generous support from funders like Wells Fargo! #wellsfargo

Come to a FREE screening of the documentary Resilience on November 22 to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences ...
11/06/2019
CDC: Childhood Trauma Is A Public Health Issue And We Can Do More To Prevent It

Come to a FREE screening of the documentary Resilience on November 22 to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs

What happens to you in childhood can affect your health for a lifetime. New data show a link between childhood trauma and disease later in life. Prevention is critical, public health experts say.

Looking for a BIG way that you can help your community for the holidays? Well, look no further! You can help give a fami...
10/16/2019

Looking for a BIG way that you can help your community for the holidays? Well, look no further! You can help give a family in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i (BBBSH) program a Christmas that is a little brighter this year by adopting one for the holidays. BBBSH is looking for individuals and groups who are willing to adopt less fortunate families and provide gifts for the entire family for Christmas. If interested and for more information, please contact Nate Fong at the BBBSH office at [email protected] or (808) 695-4565 by Friday, November 15. ​BIG Mahalos for your kokua and have yourselves a very Merry Christmas.

10/16/2019
2019 Emerging Nonprofit Leader Award - Courtney Ikawa

We are so proud of our Maui Regional Director, Courtney Ikawa, winner of HANO's 2019 Emerging Nonprofit Leader Award!

This award recognizes an emerging nonprofit leader in Hawaiʻi who exemplifies organizational and professional excellence, community spirit, innovation, personal…

Have you tried Piggy’s Place? How about the ono Loco Moco? You can get it with Kalua Or Beef 🤤 for every Loco Moco purch...
10/13/2019

Have you tried Piggy’s Place? How about the ono Loco Moco? You can get it with Kalua Or Beef 🤤 for every Loco Moco purchase, Piggy’s Place will donate $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai’i and get to put your name up on the wall!! What are you waiting for? — GO CHECK THEM OUT in the Shirokiya Japan Village Walk @piggysplacehawaii @ Shirokiya Japan Village Walk

10/10/2019
2019 Back to the 80s Bowl for Kids' Sake

We took it back to the 80s for two weekends at Aiea Bowl for our biggest fundraiser of the year! The 33rd Annual Back to the 80s Bowl for Kids' Sake!! Can't wait to see everyone again next year!! Save the Date for September 12 and September 19, 2020!

10/05/2019
Dennis and Tyler get PIED!!!

If you missed it on Instagram, when we made 1,000 followers on IG during Back to the 80s Bowl for Kids' Sake, we promised to pie Dennis Brown, President/CEO and Tyler Kurashige, Chief of Programs!! As promised, today, we lived up to our promise, so check out the video!! Enjoy! and Don't forget to follow @bbbshawaii on Instagram!!!

Back to the 80s Bowl for Kids' Sake (9-14-19)
10/05/2019

Back to the 80s Bowl for Kids' Sake (9-14-19)

Back to the 80s Bowl for Kids' Sake (9-7-19)
09/19/2019

Back to the 80s Bowl for Kids' Sake (9-7-19)

Throwing out shakas and smiles bright and early to help support Aloha United Way.  Mahalo to our board member Lisa and o...
09/07/2019

Throwing out shakas and smiles bright and early to help support Aloha United Way. Mahalo to our board member Lisa and our friends at YWCA O'ahu for stopping by

Don't we all wish we were at the beach right now?  Mahalo to the team at Kailua Ocean Adventures for helping us put on a...
08/29/2019

Don't we all wish we were at the beach right now? Mahalo to the team at Kailua Ocean Adventures for helping us put on an awesome Sunday Funday beach day
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WOW. Scroll through to see this incredible line up of Chefs, Drink Vendors and Live Music that will be at our Inaugural ...
08/23/2019

WOW. Scroll through to see this incredible line up of Chefs, Drink Vendors and Live Music that will be at our Inaugural Perfect Pairings event next Friday evening at the Kauai Marriott Resort! Only SIX days left to purchase tickets, you won’t want to miss this! Great food, drink, music and support Kauai’s keiki! Don’t forget the emcee for the evening is none other than @howsdisguy !! You really can’t miss this one! To purchase tickets visit bbbshawaii.org/Kauai-events ———————
#bbbs #bbbshawaii #perfectpairings #wine #food #chefs #kauai #kauaihawaii #kauaifood #kauailife #kauaiaswhy

We just received a check from the Visitor Industry Charity Walk back in May! Little Sister Cherry & Big Sister Bren are ...
08/21/2019

We just received a check from the Visitor Industry Charity Walk back in May! Little Sister Cherry & Big Sister Bren are all smiles! 😁

Perfect Pairings is making its debut on Hawai‘i Island!! Follow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island for more infor...
08/14/2019

Perfect Pairings is making its debut on Hawai‘i Island!!

Follow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island for more information to come!!

Coming soon! Tickets go on sale online September 13th!

Friends of Hawaii Charities helps our Bigs through sponsoring activities, supplies, and recognition throughout the year....
08/09/2019

Friends of Hawaii Charities helps our Bigs through sponsoring activities, supplies, and recognition throughout the year. Pictured here is Big Brother Jason and Little Brother Donovan having a blast at our annual volunteer recognition event.

Mahalo to the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation! With your support we were able to connect more Windward high school student...
08/06/2019

Mahalo to the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation! With your support we were able to connect more Windward high school students with a mentor to reach their college and career goals.

Big mahalos to Tim Thompson and Daniel Chun for stopping by to present our team with a check from the Alaska Airlines Fo...
07/31/2019

Big mahalos to Tim Thompson and Daniel Chun for stopping by to present our team with a check from the Alaska Airlines Foundation to support mentoring for local keiki!

Comics? 🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏼‍♂️Gaming? 🎮 TV? 🎬All fandoms alike come out to Comic Con Honolulu at the Hawaii Convention Center this w...
07/30/2019

Comics? 🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏼‍♂️Gaming? 🎮 TV? 🎬All fandoms alike come out to Comic Con Honolulu at the Hawaii Convention Center this weekend!! Check out special guests from the Comic, Gaming, Television and Movie industries, as well as local artists, vendors and costumers. BBBS Hawai’i Staff is excited to be decked out in their Comic Con costumes this weekend! Stop by our table if you are interested in learning more about our programs or even if you just want to give us a shout out! Tag us in your posts or stories if you see us!! Kids under the age of 10 get in for free with a paid adult! See you there!! 🧝🏻‍♀️🦹🏽‍♂️🧛🏻‍♂️🧙🏼‍♀️🧞‍♂️🎞📸 Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at comicconhonolulu.com 🤙🏼
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#bbbs #bbbsh #bbbshawaii #hawaii #oahu #honolulu #comicconhonolulu #comicconhonolulu2019 #comics #gaming #movies #tv #cosplay #keiki #hawaiikeiki #keikiofhawaii #mentor #mentoringhawaii #potential #empower

Here’s what’s going on Hawai’i Island!!!
07/30/2019

Here’s what’s going on Hawai’i Island!!!

We are excited to partner with Nā Lei Aloha Foundation for another year to support our pilot program at Hilo Intermediate School. Our Bigs and Littles formed meaningful, supportive relationships that also helped facilitate an increase in college and career awareness for our Littles. In addition, this past spring, the Hilo Intermediate Littles joined Bigs from across our state to participate in a college and career readiness huakaʻi!

Wow! Look at that line up of the top Chefs who are joining us for our upcoming Perfect Pairings event on August 30th. Pi...
07/30/2019

Wow! Look at that line up of the top Chefs who are joining us for our upcoming Perfect Pairings event on August 30th. Pictured clockwise from top left: Executive Chef Gavin Onishi of Contemporary Flavors Catering (Kaua’i), Chef Alan Wong of Alan Wong's Restaurants (Oahu), Chef Tylun Pang of Fairmont Kea Lani, (Maui) and Chef Guy Higa of Kaua’i Beach Resort (Kaua’i). What an exciting night of exquisite pupus, fine wines, live music & more! AND by more we mean an “Expert Dance Floor Starter” !!! Join us and @howsdisguy on Kaua’i, tickets are available using the link in our bio, on the Kaua’i events page. YOU CAN’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!
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#bbbshawaii #bbbs #kauai #chefs #sistahmoki #sistahmokimondays #hawaii #nonprofit #food @ Kauai Marriott Resort

The BBBS Hawai’i staff spent the morning at Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha (@hoaainaomakaha). Their mission is creating peaceful com...
07/26/2019

The BBBS Hawai’i staff spent the morning at Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha (@hoaainaomakaha). Their mission is creating peaceful communities in harmony with nature through the eyes, hands and hearts of children. We learned about what they do in their community with the children from Makaha Elementary. They learn life skills by planting and caring for the aina that brings the kids back as adults and shares their success stories from their programs. BBBS Hawai’i is building relationships that share common values of giving back and working with the community. We were able to plant a kalo plant 🌱along with all of our future goals and passions written on pieces of paper which will be nurtured by Gigi and his amazing staff and volunteers.
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#bbbs #bbbshawaii #hoaainaomakaha #nonprofit #keiki #youth #hawaii #oahu #kalo #taro #growth @ Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha

Tonight, we celebrated and honored this year’s scholarship recipients. These Littles demonstrate the promise and power o...
07/26/2019

Tonight, we celebrated and honored this year’s scholarship recipients. These Littles demonstrate the promise and power of today’s youth in order to receive these scholarships. A huge MAHALO to EIH BRAH (Educated in Hawaii, Born and Raised a Hawaiian) Scholarship, Sugoi Bento & Catering, Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve and BBBSH for providing these scholarships for our recent graduates that will allow them to continue their higher education and empower them to use their potential to become successful adults. Mahalo to Phuket Thai Ward for allowing us to recognize our recipients at your restaurant.
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#bbbs #bbbshawaii #scholarship #hawaii #college #keiki #youth #sugoi #kualoa

Great workshop on engaging families by Dr. Karen Mapp, senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Ed...
06/14/2019

Great workshop on engaging families by Dr. Karen Mapp, senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Thank you to the Hawai'i Family Engagement Center, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii State Department of Education and LDA Hawaii & Pacific Island PTI for putting this together.

"Family engagement is a full, equal and equitable partnership among families, educators and community partners to promote children's learning and development from birth through college and career"

06/11/2019
A Call to Connection: Making Childhood Trauma Personal | Dr. Allison Jackson | TEDxRVA

Are you familiar with ACEs or Adverse Childhood Experiences? The CDC names it as the prime determinant of health. It's a relatively unknown epidemic that impacts 70% of the general population. Healing trauma is all about connection and we are finding out more and more about the value of healing relationships. To become a mentor inquire through our website at bbbshawaii.org

Silence gives consent. Choosing a story of silence raises our chances of mortality rates when ACEs are involved. ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences...

The best kind of meetings are the ones with pizza!  Thanks to Papa John's Pizza Hawaii for the generous discount and sup...
06/07/2019

The best kind of meetings are the ones with pizza! Thanks to Papa John's Pizza Hawaii for the generous discount and supporting our mission!

We met with Josie Howard and her team from We Are Oceania to share about our programs. WAO is a collaborative project aimed at centralizing the support system for all Micronesian communities, families and individuals in Hawai‘i. Because of our meeting one of their staff is already planning to enroll as a Big Brother! We look forward to working together to help empower the Micronesian community

For the past few years one of our families has been making lei to donate to the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneoh...
05/29/2019

For the past few years one of our families has been making lei to donate to the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe on Memorial Day. Mahalo to our Bigs, Littles, families and staff who joined their efforts this weekend. With everyone's help the family ended up donating over 1100 lei

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Our team visited Kids Hurt Too Hawaii to learn more about their programs and tour their facility. KHTH provides grieving...
05/22/2019

Our team visited Kids Hurt Too Hawaii to learn more about their programs and tour their facility. KHTH provides grieving children and youth ages three through 17 years old a safe space to connect with others, to tell their stories and express their feelings of loss, fear, anger, and confusion. Our programs refer children and their family to one another when we see an opportunity to enhance the support for youth. It's great to connect with another compassionate program!

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#HIRising
#RestoringHope
#KidsHurtTooHawaii

Executive Director 'Auli'i Dudoit and her team at KEY Project are doing great work for the Windward community. KEY Proje...
05/17/2019

Executive Director 'Auli'i Dudoit and her team at KEY Project are doing great work for the Windward community. KEY Project offers a welcoming space and wonderful programs for keiki to kūpuna. We look forward to sharing our program information with your youth and families! #BBBSHawaii #keyproject

Did you know children who are mentored are more likely to volunteer and become a mentor themselves?  Here’s a quote from...
05/15/2019

Did you know children who are mentored are more likely to volunteer and become a mentor themselves? Here’s a quote from one of our Littles about her Big Sister Sara.

“I think if I didn't have Sara as my Big Sister, I wouldn't leave the house or open up as much as I do. I wouldn't be who I am today. My goal for the future is to be a Big Sister just like how she is so I can share my knowledge and love like she does.” #InspirePotential #BBBSKauai #BBBSHawaii

We're so proud of our youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters for helping to clean the reef at Mokauea Island.  Mah...
05/09/2019

We're so proud of our youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters for helping to clean the reef at Mokauea Island. Mahalo to Mokauea Fisherman’s Association for offering this awesome educational experience! Learning is a lot more fun when it's hands on! #Community #InspirePotential #HandsOnLearning #BBBSHawaii #BBBS

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418 Kuwili Street Suite 106
Honolulu, HI
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu 418 Kuwili St #106 Honolulu, HI 96817 808-521-3811 [email protected] Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui 200 Waimaluhia Lane Wailuku, HI 96793 808-242-9754 [email protected] Kauai Big Brothers Big Sisters 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Suite 1300 PMB 493 Lihue, HI 96766 (808) 855-2900 [email protected] Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island 808-375-1781

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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