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  • Give Back to the Community

  • Every year, the General Contractors Association of Hawaii’s president has the honor of selecting a nonprofit organization to support for our organization’s annual “Give Back to the Community” program. 

  • 2021

  • 2021 Give Back to the Community: HUGS Hawaii

  • Just to say a huge THANK YOU for all that you (HUGS) do for us. You’ll never know how much you all have helped us through the hardest time in our lives. You make us feel “normal” when our world is full of grief, despair and chaos, and you have enriched our family’s lives with the goodness of truly kind, truly wonderful people.” ~ HUGS Mom

  • Chosen by 2021 GCA President Emmett Kinney, HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support) provides emotional and financial support to families (moms, dads, and siblings) who have a child with a life-threatening illness. This includes keiki to teens who have been diagnosed with cancer, heart disease, liver and kidney ailments, and other illnesses.

    HUGS was founded in 1982 by a small group of volunteers. Since then, HUGS has grown and today helps nearly 2,000 families on all islands during their long, very challenging journey of caring for their ill child. HUGS offers hospital visits and plans and coordinates activities for moms, dads, and children such as respite nights and family events.  HUGS also helps with airfare assistance, food baskets and provides connection to valuable resources to meet the basic needs of families.




    Visit our special HUGS Give Back to the Community webpage.


    *So we can track our GCA member giving, please use this page to give (gifts through the HUGS website will NOT be counted towards our goal)

  • Give by Mail

    Mail in your donation check, (payable to HUGS Hawaii):

    GCA of Hawaii
    1065 Ahua St.
    Honolulu, HI 96819