WAIANAE, Hawaii (KTV4) — The non-profit organization U.S.VETS-Hawai’i has opened the online registry for their Gifts of Aloha program.
Gifts of Aloha is an annual program aiming to provide gifts for houseless veterans, individuals, and families at the organization’s leeward O’ahu shelters.
The registry is available at the U.S.VETS website, sharing the stories and gift requests of those at their shelters. The organization hopes that the registry will help the public fulfill the almost 200 requests featured there.
U.S.VETS-Hawai’i Executive Director Greg Williams says that there are currently over 180 people housed at their Barbers Point and Wai’anae facilities.
“With so many of our residents arriving with nothing but the clothes on their back, we hope to bring a little holiday cheer with these gifts from our community,” he explained.
The Gifts of Aloha online registry is open until December 18, with U.S.VETS asking that donated gifts be dropped off at their Barber’s Point or Wai’anae shelters by that date.
To view the wish lists and the Gifts of Aloha registry, please visit https://usvets.org/events/gifts-of-aloha/
This story was originally published by KITV 4 here.