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Hawaii youngsters tackle the pandemic as ‘Keiki Heroes’

Young children in Hawaii can become “Keiki Heroes” and learn to protect each other from the coronavirus pandemic, with the help of free activity books in multiple languages and an engaging website geared just for them. The Keiki Heroes website features short videos that answer questions posed by a Hawaii child about COVID-­ 19. There’s a theme-song video spotlighting local kids, as well as interactive games, plus a section with resources for parents and teachers.
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Hawaii Island COVID-19 Thursday Update: 7 New Cases

Thank you, Hawaii, please continue to get better and within policies of distancing, face coverings, and gatherings, stay healthy with exercise, fresh air, sunlight, cleanliness and social connectedness. Do this and Hawaii Island can safely go through the next two or three months in a safe way. You live in a very special place of nature’s gifts and the warmest of people. We can do this. To organizations of “Make Hawaii Safe,” “808,” “Kupuna Fit,” “Our Kuleana,” “Keiki Heroes,” “Gold Star,” and so many others, thank you for what you do to keep Hawaii safe.
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Hometown Heroes: Nonprofit, trade association team up to host Festival of Hope for Families

Part of a series of events, the Festival of Hope for Families events help provide needed supplies, resources, screenings, and family friendly activities to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of families across Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island took part in Saturday’s event. The Festival of Hope, held in Hilo at the Nani Mau Restaurant &Garden, featured drive-through booths where groceries, chef-prepared meal kits, Community Resource Kits, PPE items and advice, and educational resources were distributed. Attendees also received a CFS Family Lokahi Kit, which includes items purchased and donated by local organizations and businesses, like children’s books by local authors, card games, activity books, parenting and family resources, stress relief ideas, and hotline information.
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Keiki Heroes empowers Hawaii’s children to stay healthy

Community First is a Hawaii Island based nonprofit founded in 2014 by Barry Taniguchi. We serve as a neutral forum for the community to come together to find solutions to improve health and lower medical costs based on the community good. We believe health care is caring for health and not just treating disease, and caring for health is “All Our Kuleana.”
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When you sign up for the Keiki Heroes newsletter, you’ll receive updates from us with new resources and program highlights. We all have an important role in empowering keiki to achieve their best health.

Our Mission

Keiki Heroes promotes health education materials that are culturally relevant and age-appropriate to support the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of children in Hawai‘i. We believe that keiki can be heroes by helping themselves and others to adopt healthy habits to support community health.

Your tax-deductible donation funds Keiki Heroes’ content development and distribution. Email to find out easy ways to donate monetary, time, and talent!

As of 2022, Keiki Heroes became a project under Hawai‘i Public Health Institute.