As we have done for more than a decade, Elizabeth and I started composing notices and adding photos to announcements in late June about the school supplies drive. When I found black and white compositionContinue reading
For educators, knowing whether a particular child or how many children within a school are eligible for “free or reduced cost lunch” is significant because it reveals which families are hard-pressed financially. Families that qualifyContinue reading
This symposium, sponsored by IHS, had as its goal “empowering ministries to inspire impactful change.” Sponsored by the Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i, Church of the Crossroads, Central Union Church, First Assembly of God, United Healthcare,Continue reading
Each year, the Outreach Committee gives a ton of meat to the families of Kalihi Waena Elementary, which is the school in a low income neighborhood that the Cathedral helps with our school supplies campaignContinue reading
Typhoon Yutu, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Rosita, was a powerful tropical cyclone that wreaked havoc over the islands of Tinian and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as the Philippines. ClassedContinue reading
Kalihi Waena is an elementary school 3.5 miles from the Cathedral. Many (76%) of its students are on free or reduced cost meals (breakfast and lunch.) The term ‘free and reduced lunch’ is an indicator of financial difficulties in a family, of poverty in a community, and often a predictor of how well students will do in school. When officials quantify struggling schools in poor neighborhoods, they cite the number of free and reduced lunches. It is a key measurement, like class size and test scores and graduation rates.
Financially stressed families frequently have to decide which bill was the most pressing. When choosing between using their limited money for rent, food, car repair or school supplies, the priority has to go to the family’s immediate survival needs. Sadly, this often means children are ashamed to show up for school at the start of the year without the necessary supplies.
In the fall of 2015, articles about homelessness were featured in the newspaper on a daily basis. On October 12, 2015, the Reverend David Gierlach challenged all churches to house at least one homeless person.Continue reading
Established in 2011 and located behind Davies Hall, this ministry cares for the homeless populations by growing vegetables, herbs, Hawai’ian and Polynesian plants. The garden supplies vegetables and herbs for IHS meals and the SandwichContinue reading
F.A.C.E. (Faith Action for Community Equity) is a grassroots community-organizing group. The Cathedral of St. Andrew is a member of F.A.C.E. Through the end of January, FACE will be conducting House Meetings in the variousContinue reading
Saturday, 14 Dec. 9 am Meet at Kalihi Waena School As it has for the past several years, the Justice and Outreach Committee will distribute about 2,000 pounds of meat to families of students atContinue reading