Aloha United Way is pleased to share the 2023 Holiday Wish List featuring the needs of our participating United Way partner agencies on O’ahu, Hawai’i Island, Kaua’i, and Maui. These partner agencies help thousands in the community. They ask for your generous donation of gifts and time to ensure those they serve have a happy holiday season.
Each organization has at least one donation need or volunteer opportunity.
Program Need: Directly supports partner agency programs with items such as toys, food, clothing, and gift cards.
Agency Need: Directly supports daily operations with items such as paper, toner, postage stamps, and office furniture.
Volunteer Opportunities: Includes staffing for a special event or general assistance with everyday needs.
Agencies listed in this booklet are requesting items and/or volunteers for the holiday season but often have year-round needs. Help support their efforts by volunteering, donating much-needed items, or making a monetary donation. Your gift will make a difference in our community during the holidays and beyond.
For year-round volunteer opportunities, needs, and events from local organizations, visit: www.volunteerhawaii.org/

Participating Agencies

Consider teaming up with your friends, family, or coworkers to "adopt" one of our 37 participating nonprofit agencies. Each agency's listing features donation needs, volunteer opportunities, and contact information. Please contact the organization directly to schedule a donation drop-off, and before you begin a donation drive or organize a volunteer project on their behalf. 


808 Cleanups
Adult Friends for Youth
Aloha Harvest
Armed Services YMCA
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‛i
Catholic Charities – Statewide Resource Families Program
Child & Family Service
Child & Family Service ~ Hale O Ulu
Child & Family Service ~ Malama Ola Program
Child & Family Service - Strong Families Home Visiting ~ Oʻahu
Family Hui Hawaiʻi
Family Promise of Hawaiʻi
Hale Kipa
Hawai‘i Nature Center
Hawaiʻi Children’s Cancer Foundation
Hawaiian Humane Society
Helping Hands Hawaiʻi
Lanakila Pacific Employment Services
Lanakila Pacific Lanakila Meals on Wheels
Lanakila Pacific Teaching & Learning Centers (TLC)
Let Grace In
Parents and Children Together ~ Oʻahu
Ronald McDonald House Hawaiʻi
Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaiʻi
Shriners Hospitals for Children ~ Honolulu
Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc.
Surfrider Spirit Sessions
The Institute for Human Services (IHS)
The Mediation Center of the Pacific
The Pantry by Feeding Hawaiʻi Together


Child & Family Service ~ Kealakekua
Child & Family Service ~ Hilo
Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi ~ Hawaiʻi Island


Healing Horses ~ Kauaʻi
Parents and Children Together ~ Kauaʻi


Parents and Children Together ~ Maui

Download the Full Holiday Wish List

Giving Tips

~ Contact the organization directly before you begin a drive or a volunteer project on their behalf.
Team up with your friends, family, or coworkers to collect donation items. Together you can make a bigger impact.
Start a collection to purchase needed gift cards/certificates.
Adopt an agency in lieu of holding that white elephant party or holding a generic gift exchange.
Remember your donation items should be new (unless otherwise stated) and food items should have long expiration dates.
Keep in mind that agencies are often overwhelmed during the holiday season so please be patient and respect their wishes.
Let the agencies know you found their needs in Aloha United Way’s 2023 Holiday Wish List.