ICAN "ONE DAY, ONE TEAM" 2014
Calling all alumni and their ohana to join the 'Iolani Community Action Network (ICAN) and unite in the spirit of service. On Saturday, October 18, 2014, ICAN has organized "One Day, One Team", an event designed to use the collective power of ‘Iolani alumni from all over the world to better our global community.
Groups of alumni in Hawai'i, on the U.S. mainland, and in Asia have organized service projects to address needs in their particular communities. Please check your specific city below for the exact date and time of your project, and register now. All participants receive a free ICAN t-shirt to show your Raider pride. 'Iolani No Ka Oi!
The 'Iolani Mid-Atlantic Region Alumni, IMARA, group will be assisting with the Honor Flight program, which brings World War II veterans to the Capitol for gatherings at military-related historic sites on Saturday, October 11, 2014. We will be greeting 80 WWII veterans from Milwaukee on USAIR coming in at 9:50 a.m. Alumni, family and friends will gather at 9:00 and meet in the arrival area outside of the security gate in Terminal C. Brunch to follow.
Please go to the Honor Flight Sign-up website following your ICAN registration. Be sure to click the Milwaukee Group as there is another group that is arriving at a different terminal. http://www.honorflightgreeter.com/
For more information, please contact Bryan Horikami '82 at BKHORIKAMI [at] salisbury [dot] edu.
ICAN "One Day, One Team" Honolulu will be digging, mulching, weeding and sprucing up the Waikiki Food Farm, an on-campus garden program at Waikiki Elementary School on Saturday, October 18, from 3 - 6 p.m.
The program engages students K-5 in growing food and reconnects them to their 'aina. Volunteers please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty, your ICAN t-shirt and covered shoes. Sunscreen / sunglasses and a hat are recommended. For further information, please contact Allison Blankenship '02 at aishii [at] iolani [dot] org.
ICAN "One Day, One Team" in Los Angeles will help build and maintain edible gardens at Alta Loma Elementary School for Enrich LA on Saturday, October 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Volunteers are asked to wear their ICAN t-shirts and comfortable outdoor clothing (shoes, hat, sunglasses, shorts/pants that you're ok with getting dirty), sunscreen/ bug repellant (optional), and to bring a water bottle. For participants under 18 years old, parents must be present to sign the partner organization's waiver. For further information on project please contact Jessica Matsumoto '03 at jessmatsumoto [at] gmail [dot] com.
ICAN "One Day, One Team" San Francisco will helping to sort and package the food distributed to food pantries, children’s snack programs and soup kitchens throughout the San Francisco area for the SF-Marin Food Bank on Saturday, October 18 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Please dress in layers, ICAN t-shirt and closed-toe shoes are mandatory. With 130 employees, 25,000 volunteers each year, and 450 partner organizations throughout the community, the Food Bank is vital lifeline for people in need of food assistance in the Bay Area. This project is great for both kids (ages 8 and up) and adults alike. For more information, please contact Tate Kaneshige '08 at tkaneshige [at] gmail [dot] com or Pomaikai Shishido '03 at pomaikaishishido [at] gmail [dot] com.
ICAN "One Day, One Team" Seattle will be performing invasive species removal along with learning about forest structure and health, native vs. non-native species, and environmental restoration for EarthCorps at the Washington Park Arboretum on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We’ll work rain or shine so be prepared for the weather! Wear your ICAN t-shirt, comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes. For further information, please contact Kira Tamashiro '05 at tamashiro [dot] kira [at] gmail [dot] com.
ICAN "One Day, One Team" Portland will be sprucing up community donated books for kids in need with The Children's Book Bank on Saturday, October 18 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The Children's Book Bank envisions a society in which all children, regardless of means, are surrounded by and experience books during their early years of development. Please also consider bringing donated board books, picture books, books about numbers, colors, animals, shapes and words, storybooks, rhyming books, Dr. Seuss books, and books in Spanish to this event. For further information, please contact Stacey Gonzalez '89 at schang1227 [at] aol [dot] com.
ICAN "One Day, One Team" in Denver will be landscaping, painting, and/or yard work in partnership with Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) to improve the homes and neighborhoods of underserved people on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The project will be at 1000 South Lowell Blvd, Denver CO 80219.
Voulnteers please wear your ICAN t-shirt, closed toe shoes, comfortable clothes that could get dirty and dress in layers for October as work will be outside. Please bring work gloves. Children are welcome, however please consider the scope of work. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Jennifer Honda '93 at myhina [at] me [dot] com.
If you enjoy being outdoors or sharing your love of nature with others, come volunteer at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center for the ICAN"One Day, One Team" project on Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. We will be assisting the conservation crew with one of the much needed and on-going trails and / or grounds projects. All equipment and tools are provided and the project is staff supervised with on-the-job training.
Closed heel/toe shoes are required, work boots or sturdy leather sneakers are suggested. Wear your ICAN t-shirt and clothes that can get dirty and are weather appropriate. Please complete the Houston Arboretum Volunteer form and bring it with you to the project attached in your confirmation. For further information, please contact Chen Li '06 at chenli808 [at] gmail [dot] com.
ICAN "One Day, One Team" in Boston will help inspect, sort, and pack food and grocery products for distribution for the Greater Boston Food Bank on Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England.
All volunteers MUST wear closed-toed shoes. Please wear your ICAN T-shirt and comfortable clothes that can get dirty from potentially dusty warehouse goods. Avoid wearing loose hanging items that might get caught on machinery (ie. long necklaces, bracelets, loose jackets), and long hair should be pulled back. We invite volunteers to collect and bring donations that are non-perishable, sealed, unexpired food in non-glass containers. For further information, please contact Kim Petko '04 at kimberly [dot] petko [at] gmail [dot] com or Erin Masatsugu '13 at erin [dot] masatsugu [at] gmail [dot] com.
ICAN "One Day, One Team" New York City will be assisting Career Gear which is an organization that collects mens' business clothing, and provides career counseling and mock interviews for clients, who are looking to enter or re-enter the workforce. The project will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 18.
Volunteers will be sorting through donations, tagging and logging items into the inventory, and managing the current inventory and preparing the workshop area for future workshop sessions. Please wear your ICAN t-shirts and casual comfortable clothing. Career Gear is located at 1 Beekman St (on the corner of Park Row), Suite 301 (Lobby) and is easily accessible by subway. Besides registering here, please also sign-up with the organization at http://www.streetproject.org/eventdisplay.php?eid=1494&pid=25. For further information, please contact Mariana Lee '02 at mariana [dot] lee [at] gmail [dot] com, Suveg Pandey '06 at so [dot] vague [at] gmail [dot] com or Jessie Park '07 at jessiehpark [at] gmail [dot] com.
The ICAN "One Day, One Team" Hong Kong group will be collecting food from local businesses and delivering it to Feeding Hong Kong’s warehouse on Tuesday, October 21 to sort and make individual meal packs for people, setting them aside for delivery the following morning. There will be various locations for pick-up that will be announced prior to the event.
Volunteers please wear ICAN t-shirt and comfortable clothes with sturdy, closed-toe shoes (no sandals, slippers, Crocs, etc.). Please also bring bags (reusable bags and unused garbage bags) for collection. For further information, please contact Emelda Wong '95 at emelda [at] gmail [dot] com.
ICAN "One Day, One Team" Tokyo will be assisting a homeless shelter on Saturday, October 25. Further details are pending.