Hawaii Baptist Academy’s (HBA) staff and faculty recently donated approximately 190 gifts for keiki in need to The Salvation Army’s (TSA) Angel Tree Program at Kauluwela Corps in downtown Honolulu. HBA’s High School Interact Club worked together with TSA to load the gifts up, which were then later distributed by Corps officers, staff, and volunteers to keiki in several neighborhood schools prior to Christmas break.
In addition, HBA’s High School Interact Club volunteered at The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii’s Angel Tree gift distribution to keiki and kupuna on Saturday, Dec. 18.
TSA’s Angel Trees help provide Christmas gifts for keiki and kupuna throughout Hawaii’s communities. HBA is among many local companies and individuals collectively working together in hopes of fulfilling thousands of Angel Tree requests during the holiday season. More than 31,000 gifts were distributed to keiki and kupuna in need during the 2020 Christmas season.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the need for gifts is even greater this year as more of our local families face new economic challenges.
“We are grateful to HBA for their generosity, hearts of service, and support of our Angel Tree Programs,” said Major Phil Lum, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “Moreover, the students will be able to experience first-hand the joy of giving as they help us distribute hundreds of gifts this Saturday to local keiki and kupuna.”