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From volunteer activity specialists and homework tutors to the financial assistance of individuals and organizations, the Hāmākua Youth Center is able to serve our youth and families because of the generous support of our community and partners. Mahalo!


There are so many ways to contribute! Volunteer to share or teach a special skill, kokua by purchasing needed supplies, or donate today. Each gift is a rewarding and fulfilling way to pass on knowledge and opportunity to our future generations.  If you would like to give your support, please CONTACT US by email or call (808) 775-0976.


HYC enrolls over 40 keiki each year in our after school, occasional weekend, intersession, and summer programs. Whether you are able to contribute supplies or provide monetary donations, we greatly appreciate the support of our community!


  • Anything Arts & Crafts: pencils, crayons, markers, glue and glue sticks, white paper, construction paper, used books, paints ... and on and on!

  • Cleaning Products: dish and hand soap, sanitizers, trash bags, Ziploc bags, toilet tissue, paper towels, paper plates, forks, spoons and most anything else!

  • Snack Foods: healthy snacks like crackers, canned tuna, rice, pasta, nori, fruit juice, fruits, and vegetables.



Behind the scenes of the Hāmākua Youth Center there is a lot of sweat and a few tears as we work to keep the center open to serve the needs of our keiki and families.  This year more than ever. We are ever grateful for the many who step forward to give of their time, talents, and means to keep the center open and in pursuit of our mission to open doorways to the world by sharing life skills rooted in the Hawaiian values of kuleana, aloha, laulima, and mahalo.

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Barbara Schenewark Estate

Betsy Gordon Foundation

Big Island Farms / World

Sacred Gardens

County of Hawai'

Edmund Olson Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette

Weinberg Foundation 

Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hawai'i Island Hotel Industry

Hawai'i Island United Way

Historic Hawaii Foundation

Jewish Community Federation

John Ross Foundation

LLH/LHM Foundation

McInerny Foundation

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

RCS Design Inc.
Rotary Club of North Hawai'i
Russell Family Foundation

Steven B. Hard Foundation
Strome Family Foundation

Sugg Family Giving Fund

SWIG Foundation

Thomas & Frances McGregor


Vibrant Hawai'i


Honoka'a High and Intermediate School

Honoka'a Elementary School

Kō Education Center (NHERC)

Hāmākua Harvest         

Honoka'a Business Association

Hongwanji Buddhist Temple of Honoka'a

Hawai'i Science & Technology Museum

Office of Prosecuting Attorney

Office of Youth Services

West Hawai'i Mediation Center

Donors $500+

Michael Brown

Michele Chaney-Pandinn

Joe Clarkson

Patricia Diner

Anna Farbman & Harry


Barbara Franklin

Robert Golden

Karin Hazelhoff

Dianne Higgins

Brian Hogg

David & Jeanne Hunt

Roland & Ivy Kaneshiro

Tawn Keeney

Theresa Lee

Mike McCarthy

Clytie Mead & Pete Sparks

Maurice Miranda

Steven Oldfather

Rick Rocker

Diane Scheurell

Teri Sugg

Jack Zimmerman

Jeff Zingg

Celeste Zwereny

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