I’ve mentioned Hawaii’s homeless epidemic on this blog before. It isn’t just an issue that faces adults. Sadly, there are tons of homeless children living on the streets of Hawaii as well.
Over the last few months, I’ve been in contact with a wife from John’s unit that works with these homeless families and collects donations to make their lives easier. Each time I drop off a box of donations, I learn a little bit more about the lives of these people. For instance, I was surprised to learn that at one of the encampments, they have their own government system along with a governor.
With the holidays coming up, I was able to get together a huge box of toys to donate that the girls no longer need or have space for. When I dropped this box off, I was saddened by how thankful this wife was for the toys. As it turns out, the homeless adults from the encampment, are trying their best to keep the magic of Santa in the holiday season.
My wish for this holiday season is for these less fortunate children and children everywhere to know that they have not been forgotten, regardless of their situation. As well as for the angels who look out for the less fortunate, to know that they’re appreciated.
UPS wants to help celebrate the fantastic people in communities across America! Be sure to visit the #WishesDelivered Site to submit your own story about someone that is making wishes come true! You may share your own wish for good on Twitter or Instagram with the campaign hashtag #WishesDelivered. Wishes should be selfless, meaningful, and for the greater good.
For each UPS #WishesDelivered wish or story submitted, UPS will donate $1 to one of their charity partners (Boys & Girls Club of America, World Food Programme, Toys for Tots Literacy Program, The Salvation Army, The UN Refugee Agency) up to $150K total. Be sure to submit your stories or wishes before January 1, 2016!