Sunday, December 3, 2017

Calling All Volunteers and Supporters!

IPA students collecting and wrapping gifts!

It’s time for our 6th Annual
Operation Holiday Heroes!

Christmas Hope!
We're gearing up to make the holidays brighter once again for the 19 military families at the Tripler Hospital's Fisher House.  It's like the famous Ronald McDonald House, but Fisher House Hawaii takes care of our U.S. military families. They house the families of sick, injured or wounded soldiers, veterans and their family members. And, they are ALWAYS full! 

Lots of Smiles!
Right now, there is a waiting list to get in!  At Fisher House, they believe that "families are good medicine" and we know that’s true! We learned that same lesson when our mom went through cancer treatment 10 years ago.

We'll keep you posted for Fisher House fundraising events in Hawaii and our wrapping party, in case you’d like to join us. If you'd like to drop off gifts or goodies, please do!  And, we will be purchasing Walmart gift certificates, flashlights, blankets, games, toys and everyday supplies for the residents, so if you want to volunteer or donate, we appreciate your support!

Tripler Hosp. Comm. Barr Awards IPA
In early December, I will be delivering the gifts with my IPA classmates, where we will share a meal and sing Christmas carols together! This is one of my favorite days of the year!

Happy Holidays! Love, Hannah

Ps. Here's a quick video from our very first "Operation Holiday Heroes" that helps to remind us of why we need to get involved and how much fun this event is!