Salvation Army requests donations and volunteer support across Hawaii for Christmas 2022
Written by David Sayre
The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division today requested donations and volunteer support from Hawaii’s businesses and the public to help those in need this holiday season. Sponsors of The Salvation Army’s 2022 Love Beyond Christmas campaign are Foodland and KSSK Hawaii.
"We humbly ask Hawaii’s businesses and the public to join with us to help those in need all year long,” said Major Phil Lum, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “We are seeking monetary and in-kind donations as well as volunteers. Volunteer bell ringers are particularly needed to help us keep Red Kettles out in communities as much as possible. It’s important to remember that Red Kettle, Angel Tree, and monetary donations stay in the communities where they are donated. There also are various ways to donate online, allowing the community to raise funds not only for Christmas gifts for keiki and kupuna, but also to provide support for social service programs and those in need throughout the year.”
Opportunities for supporting those in need in Hawaii during the 2022 holiday season include:
Share a Holiday Feast
Through Dec. 31, customers at all Foodland and Sack N Save stores in Hawaii will be able to make donations at checkout through Foodland’s “Share a Holiday Feast” program to help those less fortunate in Hawaii. Customers may donate cash, change or use Maika‘i points to help. Those donations will be turned into Foodland gift certificates and distributed by The Salvation Army to families in need on each island where the donations were received.
Aloha Kia “Fill the Soul” Holiday Event
Aloha Kia is collecting donations in Kia Souls for The Salvation Army now through Dec. 16. Bring in household items such as toiletries, towels or clothing to any Aloha Kia location statewide. Donations will be distributed to families in need now and throughout the year.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
-traditional trees, virtual trees, and online gift registries and fundraisers-
Last year, more than 31,000 gifts were donated through the Angel Tree program in Hawaii. Christmas trees are decorated with paper angel tag ornaments with the first name, age and gender of a keiki or kupuna in need. Donors select one or more tags from the Angel Tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the keiki or senior described on the tags. The gifts are returned to the tree the tags were pulled from. There are several ways to support the Angel Tree program including selecting traditional angel tags from physical Angel Trees located at all Hawaii Walmart stores and many businesses and malls, purchasing gifts online via Angel Tree Gift Registries via Walmart that can be shopped to fulfill Angel Tree requests for those in need at each Corps/Island community, making a register donation at any Burger King location, or supporting or creating online Angel Tree fundraisers.
Angel Trees – physical locations for 2022 include:
- Hertz – through Dec. 13
- Kauai Cross Fit – through Dec. 13
- Kekaha Federal Credit Union – through Dec. 11
- Koʻa Kea Resort on Poipu Beach – through Dec. 15
- Lihue Walmart – through Dec. 15
- Lihue – Pacific Service & Development Corp. – through Dec. 13
- Lihue - Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort. – through Dec. 13
- Lihue - Kaua'i Police Department/ Office of the Chief – through Dec. 13
- The Wyndham Ka’Eo Kai & Shearwater Resorts – through Dec. 13
- Ala Moana Center [Mall Level 2, Diamond Head Wing] – through Dec. 17
- Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union locations including Fort Street, Hotel Street, Kaimuki, Kapolei, and Waikele – through Dec. 10
- Denny’s restaurants including Kapolei and Kunia – through Dec. 10
- Kahala Mall – through Dec. 18
- Moani Island Bistro – Ka Makaha Ali‘i – through Dec. 10
- Pearlridge Center – through Dec. 10
- Sam’s Clubs including Honolulu/Keeaumoku and Pearl City – through Dec. 15
- Starbuck’s Ala Moana Center [Mall Level 2, Diamond Head Wing]– see store for last day
- Walmart stores including Downtown Honolulu/Fort Street Mall, Honolulu/Keeaumoku, Kapolei, Kunia/Waipahu, Mililani, Pearl City – through Dec. 15
- Windward Mall – through Dec. 17
- Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union - Kahului Branch - through Dec. 9
- Hawaii State Federal Credit Union - Kahului Branch – through Dec. 10
- Kahului Walmart – through Dec. 15
- Mailbox Plus – Napili – through Dec. 10
- Maui Brewing Company - Kihei – through Dec. 10
- Maui County Federal Credit Union branches including Kahului, Lahaina, and Wailuku – through Dec. 10
- Maui Family YMCA – through Dec. 10
- Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center – through Dec. 10
- Denny’s – Kailua-Kona – through Dec. 16
- Fish Hopper – through Dec. 16
- HomeStreet Bank-Hilo – through Dec 16
- Walmart stores including Hilo and Kailua-Kona – through Dec. 15
Angel Trees – support at checkout options include:
Burger King Hawaii
- In partnership with Aloha United Way, customers may make cash donations at all Burger King Hawaii restaurants through Dec. 31. The donations will go towards keiki Angel Tree gifts.
Angel Tree Online – visit AngelTreeHi.org
- Online Angel Tree gift registry – through Dec. 15 - For those who prefer to shop online, visit walmart.com/registryforgood for online Angel Tree Registries at Walmart. Customers can shop for gifts and have them delivered directly to their local Salvation Army to support keiki and kupuna in need in Hawaii communities. Angel Tree registries are available until Dec. 15.
- Online Angel Tree Fundraisers - By visiting AngelTreeHi.org, individuals and families also can make monetary donations or create personalized Online Angel Tree fundraisers to share with their contacts and raise funds for Angel Tree. Also, businesses can create an online Angel Tree Team fundraiser to get their employees involved and the public can donate to participating businesses and fundraisers. Funds raised provide Christmas gifts to keiki and kupuna and provide support for those in need throughout the year.
The Salvation Army Red Kettle Program
-traditional kettles, virtual kettles and digital ways to support for 2022-
The sights and sounds of The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles and bell ringers are synonymous with the holiday season. Red Kettle donations support community based programs in the area of each island where each donation is made.. Supporters are able to donate digitally with Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Venmo at any Red Kettle in Hawaii. Virtual kettles have been established for all Corps/communities statewide. Visit Hawaii.RedKettle.org
Red Kettles – physical locations for 2022 include:
- Big Save locations including Eleele, Koloa, and Waimea – through Dec. 24
- Ishihara Market in Waimea – through Dec. 24
- Safeway Lihue – Dec. 5 through Dec. 24
- Sueoka Market in Koloa – through Dec. 24
- Times Supermarket – through Dec 24
- Walmart Lihue – through Dec. 24
- Ala Moana Center [Mall Level 2, Diamond Head Wing] – through Dec. 24
- Don Quijote locations including Pearl City and Waipahu – through Dec. 24
- Kahala Mall – through Dec. 24
- Kaneohe Walgreens – through Dec. 24
- Safeway stores including Beretania and Manoa – Dec. 5 through Dec. 24
- Sam’s Club Honolulu/Keeaumoku – through Dec. 24
- Shima’s Supermarket – through Dec. 24
- Times Supermarket locations including Aiea, Kahala, Kailua, Kaimuki, Kaneohe, Koolau, Kunia, Liliha, Mililani – through Dec. 24
- Walmart stores including Downtown Honolulu/Fort Street Mall, Honolulu/Keeaumoku, Kapolei, Kunia/Waipahu, Mililani, Pearl City – through Dec. 24
- Windward Mall – Kiku-Ya Japanese Restaurant – through Dec. 24
- Kahului Walmart – through Dec. 24
- Safeway stores including Ho‘okele, Honapiilani, Maui Lani, and Pi‘ikea, – Dec. 5 through Dec. 24
- Times Supermarket including Kihei and Lahaina – through Dec. 24
- Walgreens including Kahului, Lahaina, and Wailuku – through Dec. 24
- Ace Hardware – Kamuela – through Dec. 24
- Fish Hopper – through Dec. 24
- Hilo Farmers Market – on Wednesday and Saturday mornings through Dec. 24
- KTA Superstores including Downtown Hilo, Hilo [Puainako], Keauhou, Kona Town, Waikoloa, Waimea – through Dec. 24
- Malama Market – Honokaa and Pahoa – through Dec. 24
- Safeway Hilo – Dec. 5 through Dec. 24
- Takata Market – Hawi – through Dec. 24
- Walmart stores including Hilo and Kailua-Kona – through Dec. 24
Virtual Red Kettles – HawaiiRedKettle.org
The Salvation Army is making it safer and simpler to donate to support the most vulnerable in Hawaii:
- Virtual Red Kettles have been launched for each island community. Visit HawaiiRedKettle.org and then scroll down to select the island community to support.
Other Ways to Help With Red Kettles
Adopt A Red Kettle – Businesses can adopt an actual red kettle or counter kettle for their office, or store front. For details, contact the Development Department at (808) 988-2136.
Point Of Sale Paper Kettles – Businesses can set up paper Red Kettles at their location to help collect funds for those in need. For details, contact the Development Department at (808) 988-2136.
Volunteer Bell Ringers Needed – View available opportunities at Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org.
Volunteers are the heartbeat of The Salvation Army. During the holidays, there are many ways to be involved in volunteering. View available opportunities at Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org.
Year-end gifts can significantly reduce a donor’s income taxes while providing support to those in need and the many programs in communities across Hawaii. Sustaining monthly gifts can help us provide Love Beyond Christmas for those in need all year long. Funds are tracked by zip code and stay in the communities in which they are donated. For more details, or to make a donation, visit Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org or call (808) 988-2136.
Donations provide help and hope to those in need, and all gifts stay within the community in which they are given. Visit Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org to donate or learn more about how you can help The Salvation Army keep Hope Marching On. If you need services or know of someone in need, visit Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org to find a location.
About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division
The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked #2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; church/religious services and programs; emergency disaster services; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; older adults; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; women’s auxiliary; and women’s ministries. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.