MEO Youth Services Collecting gifts, crafting ornaments, wrapping gifts
Middle and high school students at Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Services are busy spreading holiday cheer by making kupuna ornaments and collecting keiki toys and necessities at homeless resource centers. Ka Hale A Ke Ola shelter.
Program participants, who meet after school and during school vacations, will also be wrapping gifts from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, at the MEO Family Center, 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku. Gift deposits will be accepted until 1 p.m. A drive-through drop-off area will be set up in the parking lot.
Gift wrapping is free, but donations are accepted. The funds raised will be used to support youth service programs.
The Kōkua Kalikimaka gift drive benefiting infants and youth in Ka Hale A Ke Ola runs until Tuesday, December 21. Gifts for 12 to 17 year olds and diapers, wipes and other baby / infant needs are collected at the MEO Family Center in the second floor office.
At any given time, there are around 100 young people in Ka Hale A Ke Ola shelters in Wailuku and Lahaina.
This week, the Youth Services team was busy making ornaments for the kupuna at the Kahului facility in Hale Makua. The ornaments will be delivered on December 21, Tuesday.
MEO Youth Services operates drug addiction, bullying and suicide prevention programs during school and after-school, summer and school vacations. Young people participate in drug and alcohol free activities that are fun, strengthen families, embrace culture, and enhance healthy lifestyles.
For more information on youth services, gift wrapping and donations, call 808-243-4315.