1/22-25 – SERVE: Book Packing at AUW, mornings and afternoons

Volunteer project that involves pulling receipts and sorting through over 9,700 books in support of literacy efforts.   We are hosting a volunteer project coming up in a few weeks in partnership with the Society of Young Leaders and Hawaii Cares. The volunteer opportunity includes the organization of new books donated by Barnes and Noble during their holiday book drive.  This year, Barnes and Noble and its generous customers donated over 9,700 books, all of which need to be prepared to support our nonprofit partners and their literacy efforts.  See link for more details.

  • Shift Times: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Duties: Pull receipts from each book and sort by grade levels. Volunteers don’t have to commit for the entire two hours.
  • Location: Aloha United Way, 200 N. Vineyard Boulevard, Suite 700, Honolulu, HI 96817

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1/31 – MEMBERSHIP: GMM at Impact Hub, 6pm-8pm

Join us for our first General Membership meeting of the year! Learn about our goals for 2019 and network with civic-minded individuals.This is a great opportunity for members and potential members to learn about our upcoming goals for 2019, network with civic-minded individuals from various industries, and discuss how SYL can make a bigger impact in our community.

  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Registration and networking
  • 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.: SYL presentation and discussion
  • 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Wrap it up
  • Location:  ImpactHUB 1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814

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2/7 – New Member Orientation with Jordan

2/9 – SERVE: Habitat for Humanity

Help a local family build their home with the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity.   No construction experience is needed to volunteer, our only requirements is closed toed shoes must be worn for safety and all volunteers must be at least 18 years or older.  Signups are limited to the first 25 volunteers. Lunch will be provided.  Password:  syl

  • What: You will be led by a skilled construction team. Volunteers help with nearly every phase of construction, minus electrical and plumbing. It starts with the foundation prep work, to pouring the foundation, framing, roofing, all the way through the final touch paint work needed before a home is dedicated. The actual work to be completed may vary and will depend on the build status upon our arrival.
  • Where: The build site is located in the new Kaka’ina Subdivision, next to the Waimanalo Seven Day Adventist Church.
  • Who is Habitat? Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working locally and in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

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3/7 – MEMBERSHIP:  New Member Orientation with Brett

3/26 – MEMBERSHIP:  Pau Hana at WorkPlayHi

Join us for an SYL pau hana at Workplayhi. Network with members and non-members at one of Oahu’s premier hangouts for young professionals. It is a place for all the WorkPlayers trying to grow their network, to grow their business.

10% of event proceeds will be donated to SYL Fund. This is a no host event.

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3/30 – 9:30 am -12:00 – SERVE:  Hawaii FiDo

  • What: Beautifying training facilities & equipment – could include cutting back bushes/trees, digging, cleaning, painting.
  • Where: The build site is located in the new Kaka’ina Subdivision, next to the Waimanalo Seven Day Adventist Church.  59065 Hakuola Rd., Haleiwa, HI 96712
  • Who/Why? Are you an animal lover? Will you almost do anything for your pet? If you are, this SERVE project is perfect for you. Join us as we help beautify the training facilities for Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs. This special nonprofit provides service dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness. Their goal is to provide greater independence and enhanced quality of life.
  • Participants: 30

4/4 – MEMBERSHIP:  New Member Orientation with Avery

4/? – SERVE:  Earth Day

5/2 – MEMBERSHIP:  New Member Orientation with Haylee

5/? – SERVE:  School Painting

6/6 – MEMBERSHIP:  New Member Orientation with Jourdyn

6/? – SERVE:  Hawaii Meals on Wheels

6/15 – GIVE:  SYL’s 4th Annual Knockerball Tournament


Do you have what it takes to be this year’s champion?!

Join us for a day filled with fun competition at SYL’s 4th Annual Knockerball Tournament presented by UPS! This sold-out event will have 160 young professionals in attendance and 16 teams vying for bragging rights as Tournament champion.

All monies raised will go to our SYL fund that is used to offset costs of our life skills workshop for high school students and our SYL Grant that is given to a nonprofit that’s helping build the next generation of leaders in Hawaii.

Knockerball Game Plan:

  • Create a team with 5-10 of your friends and/or co-workers
  • Come up with a team name
  • Team uniform
  • Practice when possible
  • Laugh plenty and have fun

How the Game Works
Knockerball rules are the same as regular soccer, but you start the game in the beginning and after each score with a “dodge-ball style” sprint for the ball in the center. Each team is required to have a minimum of five players to officially play but is allotted a maximum of 10 players. Each round last ten minutes consisting of two five minute quarters where teams can sub in alternates if they have more than five players.

Payments can also be made directly to Aloha United Way to avoid service fees. Credit card via the Aloha United Way website (https://www.auw.org/donate) and checks payable to Aloha United Way is acceptable.

For additional information and/or questions please contact Kristane Gaspar at 808-543-2213 or kgaspar@auw.org.

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7/11 – MEMBERSHIP:  New Member Orientation with Debbie

7/? – SERVE:  School Supply Drive

8/1 – MEMBERSHIP New Member Orientation with Ryan

8/? – SERVE:  Special Olympics

9/5 – MEMBERSHIP:  New Member Orientation with Eric

9/? – SERVE:  Cribbage

10/3 – MEMBERSHIP:  New Member Orientation with Justin

10/? – SERVE:  #Adulting 101

11/3 – MEMBERSHIP:  New Member Orientation with

11/? – SERVE: Salvation Army Thanksgiving

12/? – SERVE:  HUGS