The Hawaii Jaycees Adopt A School Day is a statewide grassroots effort to establish an annual day of awareness and service to Hawaii Schools. This year Adopt A School Day (AASD) will be held on October, 14, 2014. The members of the Hawaii Jaycees invite everyone to create a positive change in the community by adopting a school!
Adopt A School Day is a day of awareness and service to local schools. Since its inception in 2008, Adopt A School Day has inspired hundreds of individuals, groups, businesses, civic groups, and non-profit organizations to conduct unique service projects for Hawaii schools. These projects address the schools’ needs and create a positive impact in the lives of the students, faculty, and volunteers.
The Hawaii Jaycees is a civic organization with a long history of leadership development and community service. This is the seventh year of Adopt A School Day, and this year it is being hosted for the first time by the Rising Phoenix Jaycees.
About Adopt A School Day
The overall Adopt-A-School Day committee consist of various Jaycee members and interested community members. The overall committee is broken up into several key areas of the planning: Administrative Area, Community & Promotional Area, Fundraising & Sponsorship Area, and Events Area.
The Adopt-A-School Day project holds 2 major events each year: Kick-Off Rally and Mahalo Party. Both the Kick-Off Rally and Mahalo Party recognizes groups who have committed to adopting a school(s) and performing a service project(s) on or about Adopt-A School Day. We also recognize our sponsors & supporters, and stakeholders in education.
Every year we seek both financial and in-kind support from companies to help us with a lot of our marketing and promotional events. In addition, we organize ongoing fundraising activities to help with some of the project planning costs, to include: car washes, curbside collecting, pizza nights, food ticket fundraisers, UH Manoa game booths.
This year, we will be holding several orientations to gather interested community individuals and groups together to learn about the project. We also made strong efforts to attend community events and meetings around the island to promote the project, including visits to neighborhood boards and involving the governmental leaders. As a committee we coordinated to have flyers posted around various locations, media outreach to newspapers, radio, and television.