Faith Community Beautifies New Housing Complex for Mary Jane Home Program

Last month, 15 volunteers from the Hickam Air Force Base (AFB) Chapel helped to spruce up Catholic Charities Hawai‘i’s new housing complex for our Mary Jane Home Program participants. Because of the volunteers’ efforts, nine women and their children were able to move into their new homes at the end of April. Raphy Feolino organized the Hickam AFB Chapel volunteer …

Mary Jane Home volunteer Jane Bowerman

Jane’s Story: How Volunteering Expanded the Family of a Mother of Three

Jane Bowerman loves volunteering at Catholic Charities Hawai‘i’s Mary Jane Home, which provides housing and educational opportunities to pregnant women in need of a safe, affordable place to live during their pregnancy. She provides a wide range of assistance to the Mary Jane Home residents, including babysitting when mothers attend meetings or classes, providing transportation to medical appointments and errands, …

CCH volunteer Caira with mother and grandmother

Three Generations of Givers

When 6-year-old Caira needed a volunteer project for her school’s service learning assignment, her mother Maile and grandmother Charlene sought out Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH) because they knew that it is not only a great place to volunteer but also one of the few charities that have projects appropriate for youth. As an annual donor to CCH, Charlene says she …