IPA Gives Back

This past year, we started a new group called #IPAGivesBack and have been getting our friends and classmates involved in projects to benefit our island, neighbor islands, our animals, our keiki, and their families.

So far in 2016, we have volunteered over 750 hours, worked on nine projects in Hawaii, and raised over $27,000 in donations and supplies.

Thank you all for joining us! It wouldn’t have been possible if we didn’t all work together. Here is a list of some of what we have accomplished so far in 2016!

*We built a meditation garden, with beautiful native plants and a bench, for hospitalized soldiers and their families living at Fisher House at Tripler Hospital.
*We raised funds and collected leashes, toys, supplies, and food for the animals in need at our local SPCA.,

*We had a giant scavenger hunt at Target as part of Project Grad. The seniors collected blankets, flashlights, first aid kits, hygiene supplies, food, and more for homeless and food insecure families on Oahu.

*We had a fundraiser to purchase 30 new knives for the Waiana’e Mountain Watershed Partnership. We helped clear invasive plants in the Waiana’e Mountains and we are planning afield trip in the spring of 2017 to help plant native, indigenous plants in the mountain range.

*We participated in collecting 12,000 stuffed animals for abused children through Prevent
Child Abuse Hawaii, delivered our stuffed animals and then volunteered to help them collect teddy bears and stuffed animals during the day.

*We raised funds to help put on a 5K run on Ford Island Bridge and volunteered at the memorial run for th year in a row! IPA classmates passed out water to runners and people coming to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers. We also set up over 7,000 individual boots for a display on 9-11.
fallen soldiers for the 4

*We had a canned food drive that totally restocked our local food bank… two times!

There is a lot more work to be done in Hawaii!
Let’s do it together!