Starbucks partnered with our Ka Paʻalana Homeless Family Education Program’s HOPE Shelter site for their Christmas festivities. District managers in Kapolei brought treats, cheer, and a very special visitor.
Hot chocolate was provided for the keiki and coffee for the adults, along with a myriad of sprinkles, marshmallows, and other toppings to decorate. Ka Paʻalana provided different Christmas and holiday-related activities for the families, including a ‘gingerbread’ house using graham crackers and fruit.
As the families went caroling to their neighbors at the veterans’ home and transitional housing units, the Starbucks staff brought in Santa Claus himself with presents for the keiki. Each keiki received a gift, a stuffed animal, and got to pose for a family photo with Santa.
Mahalo nui loa to the Starbucks ʻohana and Ka Paʻalana staff for helping to make the season merry and bright for our families!