To adopt a school, just be a P.A.L.!
- Pick a school.
- Ask how you can help.
- Lend a hand!
The Hawaii Jaycees Adopt-A-School Day is a statewide grassroots effort to establish an annual day of awareness and service to Hawaii schools. Adopt-A-School Day is traditionally held on the second Sunday of October. Last year's Adopt-A-School Day (AASD) was on October 12, 2014. The members of the Hawaii Jaycees invite everyone to create a positive change in the community by adopting a school!
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 (also known as the Hawaii Junior Chamber) is a civic organization with a long history of leadership development and community service. The organization is affiliated with the United States Junior Chamber and Junior Chamber International.
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.