We created a tangible takeaway to complement our Outreach Programs and assist with fundraising. In addition to featuring two of our miniature horses, we share a little bit about Hawaii and our hometown, Ewa Beach! *** This year, we're gifting SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN, ONELAU'ENA (Emergency Family Shelter in Kalaeloa/Barbers Point), ONEMALU (Transitional Shelter in Kalaeloa/Barbers Point), RESPONSIVE CAREGIVERS OF HAWAII (in Kalaeloa/Barbers Point), and BARBERS POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.Learn More and Donate
We're focused on the children at Onelau'ena -- the EMERGENCY FAMILY SHELTER in Barbers Point/Kalealoa!! We've committed to DONATING a "KEIKI CARE KIT" to each child upon arrival!! Starting now (Sept 2022), we're delivering 12-15 Keiki Care kits each month to the shelter!
This EMERGENCY FAMILY SHELTER is in our own backyard! Our goal is to provide a little happiness into the hearts of children transitioning into the shelter.
Simple. Sponsor a part or piece of the kits. Make a difference!
EACH Keiki Care Kit contains: 1.) YELLOW BAG (small size from Don Quijote store) -- $1.99 each. They are waterproof and sturdy and the kids can reuse them to hold soap or shampoo etc in the community shower. 2.) MAC & CHEESE X 2: Single servings, prepackaged in a bowl that can be cooked in the microwave and eaten directly from the bowl. No pot or pan needed and room comes with a microwave. 3.) MANDARIN ORANGES X 2: Single servings, can be a something similar (pudding etc. but not chocolate due to possible mess). 4.) JUICE: Single serving, can be water or shelf stable milk. 5.) APPLE SAUCE: Single serving 6.) GUMMY BEARS: Single serving, can be similar treat (cookies!). 7.) SPORK: Utensil for immediate use. 8.) WASH CLOTH 9.) MINI HORSE STUFFED ANIMAL 10.) MAHALO MINI COLORING BOOK 11.) BOX of CRAYONS: Currently sponsored by the shelter as they previously received a large donation of crayons. MAHALO!!
INFORMATION and APPLICATION
Our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available for 2022. We welcome adult volunteers at the stables on Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat (mornings or afternoons) to assist with Horse-Keeping. Volunteers interested in helping with Fundraising or Grant Writing can work from anywhere. If you're interested in Community Outreach, the world is your oyster!! We're interested in your ideas! The dates and locations for volunteers for specific programs will be dependent upon the activity or visit. HORSE-KEEPING: Help with any of the following! Grooming Exercising Turning Out/In Cleaning Paddocks and Water Buckets Preparing Feed Painting Fences and sheds Mowing FUNDRAISING/GRANT WRITING: Help identify and apply for grants Assist with fundraisers COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS: Assist with Events and Activities Create Costumes Decorate Develop or Create new outreach programs
BASIC RULES for VOLUNTEERS
1. Must be 18 years or older. If under 18 then a parent or guardian must also apply as a volunteer and partner with the underage volunteer. 2. Rules and safety procedures (written or otherwise) must be followed. 3. Closed toe shoes or boots must be worn (no slippers, sandals, or flip flops). 4. Long hair must be in a ponytail, braid, bun, or some variation. 5. Cell phones should not be used while handling the miniature horses. 6. Cell phones should not be used during a Comfort Visit or Community Outreach Program. 7. Posting photos or comments related to Mahalo Miniature Horses, staff, volunteers, participants, or the facility to social media is strictly prohibited without permission from Mahalo Miniature Horses. 8. Ear buds should not be used. 9. Jewelry should be minimal and not dangly. DOWNLOAD RELEASE FORM for review and signing.