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Come Join us in our Veteran’s Day Celebration & Children’s Book Signing at Walgreens Wahiawa

This Veteran’s Day weekend, join Walgreens Hawaii and Voicemaster Advertising for a free family-friendly event honoring the Military community!

Hawaii’s beloved Children’s Book Author Jerilyn Ito, whose books are sold in all Hawaii Walgreens Stores, and currently being marketed across the United States, will be there to sign her two latest books: Finding Our Ohana and Double Rainbow Island! A portion of proceeds from sales of both books are given to Hawaii Literacy’s Adult and Family Literacy programs.

There will be FREE cotton candy, popcorn, shave ice, beverages, face painting, balloon tying, a Keiki Jumper, ‘Live’ entertainment, over $3,000.00 in prizes, and FREE MONEY for the Keiki via our ‘Ohana Coin Grab’! PLUS, Walgreens Hawaii will be making a generous donation to Hawaii Literacy!

Bring the whole family and enjoy a free celebration to honor Hawaii’s Military Families!

Bookmobile at site

The Bookmobile will be at the event from 11:30am – 1:30pm, and will be open for visits.

About Jerilyn Ito

Jerilyn Ito was raised in Kailua, Hawai’i, a graduate of Kailua High School, The University of Hawai’i School of Nursing, and has a Master’s degree in Organizational Change from Hawai’i Pacific University.

Jerilyn currently resides in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where she enjoys every moment with her two young children and continues with a career in Nursing at The Veterans Administration, while moving forward with her dream to bring fun, family friendly stories, to the children of America.

Mahalo to everyone who came to Murphy’s!




This event was a great success thanks to everyone’s support! Harry Koizumi’s live music and Jon Murakami/Comic Jam Hawaii’s live art were awesome, and we had some amazing silent auction and prize drawings this year, including Kindle Fires generously donated by DS Santo, Inc.  We hope that everyone who came had a great evening, and that those who missed it can join us in  future events!

Mahalo to
and our wonderful sponsors!

Literacy Leaders

Hawaii Self-Storage- The one you can trust Hawaiian Telcom

Literacy Contributors

HI Employment N&K CPAs Accounting and Consulting First Hawaiian Bank

Urban Works Architecture and Planning Lyon Associates Improving Island Life The Limtiaco Consulting Group

We are grateful for their support for greater literacy and all they do to make our community stronger and more literate.  Mahalo.

Mahalo to T.J. Maxx!

As part of the grand opening of 3 new O’ahu stores, T.J. Maxx donated $5,000 to Hawaii Literacy’s Family Literacy program. We are honored to be selected as a community partner for the Pearl City gateway location and look forward to working with the team of associates at T.J. Maxx to promote greater literacy and a love of reading for parents and children in Hawai’i.

E komo mai. We welcome T.J. Maxx back to the islands and thank them for their wonderful and ongoing support and dedication to helping increase literacy and opportunity for all in Hawai’i.


Volunteer Recognition Event: April 22, 2012

Our 4th annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner was a wonderful evening of sharing, fun, and of course gratitude for the dozens of volunteers who help adults and keiki in our programs learn to read and write. Last year, over 300 volunteers shred over 7,900 of volunteer service, helping to change lives for the better.

Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutors being recognized

This event is a small way to show our appreciation, and mahalo nui to the generous businesses below for supporting and honoring the spirit of giving back!

2012 Volunteer Appreciation Evening Sponsors

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Subaru Hawaii Donates $6,700 to Hawaii Literacy

Subary hawaii presents Hawaii Literacy with a donation of $6700. Mahalo to Subaru Hawaii for their generous donation of $6,700 to Hawaii Literacy as part of their “Share the Love” sales event! Their thoughtful support will help us continue to promote adult and youth literacy education in Hawaii.





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