In an effort to document how much we are already helping each other, we’re compiling snapshots of neighbors working together through organized community projects and other community events. Click on photo to enlarge. Send us your own photos, we’d love to include them!

October 2021

Jessica and Jeffrey Haynes prepare supplies for collecting trash from the Kahe Point Beach Park in Kapolei. The monthly beach cleanup is done by a group of friends that get together to clean up their beloved park. Jessica says the reason they organize the monthly beach cleanup is "to encourage groups of people to empower themselves, come together and do community service of all types." (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Desiree Somera, a volunteer with Statewide Safety Systems, hangs pink ribbons in preparation for a drive-thru event to raise awareness and celebrate survivors of breast cancer in Mapunapuna. The Statewide Safety Systems Drive-thru: Making Strides Community Adventure event was hosted in partnership with the American Cancer Society. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Break dancers put on a show and trade moves at Ala Wai Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Planting crews with the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation’s Division of Urban Forestry plant trees in Chinatown. The city is conducting beautification projects throughout the area. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers from the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church load 250 bags of food into cars of people in need during a pop-up food distribution event in Kalihi. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Dean Masumoto gives out food donations at the Food Basket grocery pick-up through the First Baptist Church of Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Food Not Bombs Honolulu provided free hot vegetarian meals free of charge to the public at Thomas Square Park. The group provides free meals and hygienic supplies at the same location every week. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers for Komo Mai Community Services, part of Leeward Community Church, pack boxes of food for their Take-Away Meals effort in Pearl City. The weekly Take-Away Meals food pantry provides emergency food relief. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Daphne Cabileo and her son Cain volunteer with the Rotary Club of Honolulu to help plant trees at the Gunstock Ranch in Laie. The planting and care of existing trees at the ranch is part of an ongoing project the Rotary is participating in with the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

September 2021

Boy Scout Troop 223 members, from left, Luke Takakuwa-Holtey, Reed Snyder and Austin Holmquist helped out with the Honolulu Bicycle League's 2021 Century Challenge ride, at the Kailua District Park. Century Challenge participants designed their own riding courses in increments of 25, 50 and 100 miles. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman /Civil Beat)

YWCA Oahu hosted Bank of Hawaii and their Bankoh Blue Crew for volunteering to help sort clothing donations for the Dress for Success Honolulu Program. (Photo: YWCA Oahu)

Community volunteers dig out the roots of invasive weeds in an ongoing effort organized by the North Shore Community Land Trust to restore Hawaiian agriculture and native ecosystems to the area of Waialee on the North Shore. The group will plant hala, which was once prevalent in the area and important to Hawaiians for weaving. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A candlelight vigil in Waimanalo marks the end of another day of searching for Isabella Kalua, also known as Ariel Sellers, a 6-year-old girl who has been missing for days. Dozens of community members have been assisting police in trying to find her. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers with Hui o Ko’olaupoko weed out invasive plants in Kaneohe. Since 2015 the group has been working on the He'eia Estuary Restoration Project, aimed at improving water quality and increasing habitat for native aquatic species by removing invasive plants and replanting native Hawaiian species. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Roberta Leung, right, and daughter Robbie Ann Leung help paint a cell phone tower as part of a beautification project in Kaimuki. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteer painters from the neighborhood beautify a cell phone tower at the Pu'u O Kaimuki Mini Park in Kaimuki. The mural project was a collaboration by artist Solomon Enos and the 808 Cleanups team. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Jon Gelman, right, from the Hawaii Marine Animal Response and Hawaii Marine Mammal Alliance, uses a stuffed seal to teach, from left, Max Lee, Kate Dolbier and Vaibhavi Dwivedi how to handle crowds of onlookers when a marine animal is on the beach in Waikiki. The Hawaii Marine Animal Response organization is the largest Hawaii-based marine species response and conservation nonprofit in Hawaii. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers handed out bags of food as a part of the Serving Aloha event at Central Union Church. They serve over 450 people per week with food donated from the Hawaii Food Bank. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers with Ocean Defenders Alliance pull old tires out of the water at the Kaneohe Harbor. The group retrieved 43 tires from around the harbormaster's dock in Kaneohe Bay. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Richelle Doctolero, left, and Crystal Theel with HUGS (Help, Understanding and Group Support) plant a young koa tree in a memorial garden at Sunset Ranch on the North Shore of Oahu. Land for the memorial garden was donated by the Sunset Ranch and tree saplings were donated by Waimea Valley to help with the HUGS mission to provide support, compassion and aloha for Hawaii families with seriously ill children. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Members of the Hawaii chapter of the American Public Works Association replaced damaged traffic delineators along the South Street bike lane, between Kapiolani Boulevard and Pohukaina Street. The effort was coordinated by the city’s Malama O Ka Aina community volunteer program. (Photo: City and County of Honolulu)

More than two dozen volunteers with the Kaimuki Youth Development Organization remove overgrown vegetation and litter along Koali Road, between Waialae Avenue and Kanewai Community Park. The work was coordinated by the city’s Malama O Ka Aina, which is administered by the Department of Facility Maintenance’s Division of Road Maintenance. (Photo: City and County of Honolulu)

Alex, left, and Oliver Lillegard help their father Walter Lillegard, right, pull invasive vines out of the ground surrounding native plants in the botanical gardens of Waimea Valley during the Ohana Volunteer Day. The ongoing ohana volunteer days are geared to families with younger kids under the age of 12 and provide opportunities for families to get involved, give back and learn. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

August 2021

Nick Freitas takes a moment to pick up rubbish from a scenic overlook on Tantalus Drive in Honolulu. He was just there to watch the sunset. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteer Patti Sober of Wailua cuts small growth ironwood and strawberry guava trees from the Kalahe`e Ridge in Waimea Valley as part of the Hanai Aina Conservation Workday. Volunteers were taken on an exclusive hike up to the central ridgeline and spent the day helping with conservation projects to remove invasive plant species. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers Diana Doan and Del Green from the Kahala Sunrise Rotary Club tend tree wells and remove overgrown vegetation along the sidewalks from Waialae Avenue. The project was coordinated with the city’s Mālama O Ka ‘Āina community volunteer program. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Sen. Stanley Chang goes through the process to become a bone marrow donor during a donor match drive organized by Eagle Scout Troop 325 member Riley Regan at the Kahala Mall. Regan's goal is to register 1,000 new people with Be The Match Hawaii. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Tina Au, Baldwin Au, Kim Ching, Donna Chang and Cyfe Feng from Mun Lun School pick up litter during the Chinatown Cleanup event in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers from the Ask-A-Lawyer-Booth, from left, Lansen Leu, Therese Oriola and Sharon Paris, offering offer free legal information and education during the annual Law Week event at Kakako Farmers Market. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

From left, Mikaelia Ziegler, Marie Sode, Maya Galante and Lane Morrow volunteer at the Kaha Garden in Kailua to remove weeds from native plants. Community volunteers of all ages are taught to identify the native and Invasive plants, how to properly propagate and where to plant different species to maximize their ecological benefits, and how to properly remove invasive species. Community workdays are held every other month at this site. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Gary Hoover stacks boxes of food at Central Union Church. At least a hundred people showed up to receive donations. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Workers lay concrete to build new ramps as part of a community-led improvement project to upgrade the skate park at Kailua District Park. The project is being funded and spearheaded by the Association of Skateboarders in Hawaii, who are donating the design, materials and construction of the skate park upgrades at a cost of nearly $130,000. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

From left, William Rash, Betty Cuarisma and Anthony Valiente from Ground Transport unload school supply donations from the community into a display container at the Pearlridge Center. Throughout the month of August the Pearlridge Center will be partnering with Ground Transport to “stuff the bus” with new school supplies and footwear for students in need. Donations will be distributed to students enrolled in public schools around the Aiea, Pearl City, Waipahu and Kapolei complex areas. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Emily Robenolt, visiting from Pennsylvania, and her niece Makenna Ptaszek from Kailua pick up litter at the Kailua Beach Park cleanup hosted by San Lorenzo Bikinis. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Shelagh Sayers, left, and other volunteers with 808 Cleanup remove invasive weeds from the sand at Nimitz Beach in Kapolei. "I love the beach and I want everyone to be able to enjoy it in the clean and pure state that it should be in," Sayers said. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

July 2021

Kaue Nahoi places flags in the ground around Thomas Square Park in Honolulu for "Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea Honolulu," also known as Hawaiian Restoration Day. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A Hawaiian flag is being raised at Thomas Square Park in Honolulu at the start of the "Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea Honolulu," also known as Hawaiian Restoration Day. It commemorates the return of the Hawaiian Kingdom's Sovereignty from Britain 178 years ago. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

More than 300 keiki residents of the Towers of Kuhio Park received needed school supplies, including backpacks, binders, crayons, notebooks, paper, rulers, glue sticks, pencils, pens and folders at a giveaway organized by the Island Insurance Foundation and Better Tomorrows. (Photo: Island Insurance Foundation)

Kumu Earl Kawaa, right, passes down the Hawaiian tradition of poi pounding to Kaimalu Pomroy and other participants during the Lā Ku'i Kalo I Papakōlea. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Dr. Craig Yamamoto begins a wisdom teeth extraction for Mackenzie Au, as part of the Oral Surgeons of Hawaii's first-ever Wisdom For Wisdom program, in Honolulu. The program offers wisdom teeth extraction for college-bound youth struggling to cover the costs of higher education. Participating dental surgeons like Yamamoto and others in his office offer their services as a way to help and give back to their communities. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Hawaii teachers pick out books to use in their classrooms during a back-to-school book giveaway at the Blaisdell Arena. The DOE worked the Kids in Need Foundation and Scholastic to help Hawaii receive 80,000 books valued at over half a million dollars. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii members give presents of donuts and origami to kupuna at the Kalakaua Gardens senior living community. Residents of the center had created xeriscape dish gardens for the children to use for fundraising efforts. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Honolulu police officers, from left to right, Edison Tagama, Garrison Gamio, Keenan Kihara, Uriah Simmons and Christopher Oallasma volunteer to greet customers and assist servers at Lucky Strike, in the Ala Moana Shopping Center, to raise awareness for Special Olympic Hawaii athletes. All proceeds raised from the "Tip a Cop" event will stay in the islands to help fund sports training, competitions, and programs for local athletes. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Gregory Cantero, right, and Judy Plumer volunteer with HomeAid Hawaii to pull weeds from the newly landscaped lawn of Kama'oku neighborhood in Kapolei. HomeAid Hawaii is a nonprofit organization that donates professional building services and materials to projects that help to alleviate homelessness. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Hawaii Pacific Health’s Vax Squad bus team member Kayla Guillarmo administers a COVID-19 vaccine at the Honolulu Zoo. The Honolulu Zoo hosted the event in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii State Department of Health, and Hawaii Pacific Health. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Project Vision Hawaii nurses, Natasha Jackson, left, and Toni Floerke process paperwork and administer a COVID-19 shot to Johnnie Silva, a resident of the Honolulu Community Action Program's Kumuhonua transitional housing center in Barber's Point. HCAP partnered with the Hawaii Department of Health, The Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawaii COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Resilience Team and Project Vision to host the vaccination event at the center. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Bill Sheen distributes food he bought with his own money to a group of homeless individuals beneath the H-1 freeway overpass at Kapahulu Blvd in Honolulu. Sheen says he performs these acts of kindness on a daily basis. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Kaleo Kia teaches a hula class free to the public in Waikiki . The class is held every Sunday at Waikiki's Beach Walk from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers from the Pali Lions Club patch cracks on the sidewalks in Kailua. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Roger Au, right, helping a participant fix his bike before Zach's Ride In Paradise, in honor of the late Zach Manago's legacy and vision of bike safety. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise celebrated its 10th anniversary with hundreds of bike riders joining together to raise awareness of bike safety and sharing the roads. (Photo: Hawaii Bicycling League)

Homemade signs made by community members remind beachgoers at Pokai Bay Beach Park to mind their trash. (Photo: Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat)

December 2020

Volunteers for the "Free Meal at Waimea Coffee Co." event rallied the support of the community and provided more than 400 meals to residents, visitors and even remote kupuna in the North and South Kohala districts. (Photo: Waimea Coffee Co.)

This food drive just before Christmas featured volunteers dressed for the spirit of Christmas. The event was sponsored by Central Union Church in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat).

Honolulu residents gather for a food drive hosted by the Central Union Church in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat).

Jonathan Bailor and his daughter Alexis Bailor dress in the Christmas spirit while volunteering to help load cars with food donations at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center distribution event. A minimum of 100 volunteers are needed to put on an event this size where 2,000 families received food through partnerships with Hawaii Foodbank, USDA, City and County of Honolulu, the Hawaii Farm Bureau, Alexander and Baldwin, HAM Produce and Seafood, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance and other donors. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell volunteered to help at the last mass distribution event of the year at Aloha Stadium sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu and the Hawaii Food Bank. (Photo/Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

The last mass food distribution event of the year at Aloha Stadium provided food to more than 3,000 people. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Rosalie Kamaka, left, a volunteer from the Pearl City Elks Lodge No. 2669, and Hawaii Foodbank volunteer Rick Hanna unpack boxes of meat to be given out during a food distribution event in Mililani. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Chabad of Hawaii sponsored an electric light menorah parade through Waikiki in celebration of Chanukah holiday. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A food distribution event at the Presbyterian Church in Kaneohe, in partnership with the Hawaii Foodbank, was able to provide 1,000 food packages to Windward residents. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A food distribution event at Central Union Church drew dozens of residents. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Hawaii Foodbank volunteer Natane Thompson helps load pineapples into waiting cars during a pop-up food distribution event at Kalihi District Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Boy Scouts volunteered to carry boxes of food to waiting cars during the "Feed Our Ohana Day with Aloha" distribution event at the Pearlridge Shopping Center. Each Ohana Pack passed out to Pearl City and Aiea residents contained 20 pounds of fresh produce, eggs, milk, bread and meats. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Hawaii Foodbank volunteer Jon Fernandez carries boxes to be loaded into waiting vehicles during a pop-up food distribution event at Ewa Puuloa District Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

November 2020

Volunteers with The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii prepare meals during their Thanksgiving ‘Ohana Drive-Thru Event. About 2,100 meals were handed out amid entertainment and blessing stations. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Kina Knisley, far right, a Team K2 Realtor, volunteered to sponsor a catamaran cruise for youth from RYSE. RYSE is a shelter that empower's Hawaii's street youth to move beyond homelessness helping them earn high school diplomas and learn job skills. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Hundreds of American Savings Bank employees across the state today participated in The Great ASB Turkey Drive-Thru, the bank’s first-ever event to celebrate 1,100 employees for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank gave away turkeys to its staff. (Photo: ASB)

Evalynd, Joy and Olivia Butterfly, and Rodney Rodriguez clean walls and windows of the new campus site for the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) in Nuuanu. Families and community members came together to help prepare the campus for instruction as it moves to the new location. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Angel Network Charities volunteers pack boxes of food during their weekly food distribution event at the Calvary By the Sea Church in Aina Haina. The nonprofit was able to give out 2,000 packages of food provided mainly by the Hawaii Foodbank and Aloha Harvest. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Bags of food are set on physically distanced chairs at the food distribution event at Central Union Church. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A pop-up food distribution at Aloha Stadium drew about 2,500 residents. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat).

Volunteer Crystal Siruno holds a box of bagged food, among the items to be distributed to 2,500 residents at Hawaii Foodbank's Aloha Stadium distribution. Crystal said she wore her special Mickey Mouse ears headband to "help spread a little magic" around the free pop-up food distribution event. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Mehri Pourjalali arranges potted plants on a table to give out to anyone willing to make a $2 donation to the Hawaii Foodbank in Manoa Valley. Mehri and her family coordinated what became a neighborhood effort to spread some good on the island. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers pick-up trash from the beach at Pokai Bay as part of a community effort to cleanup and care for the park grounds and facilities. Community members decided to come together to address the issues that had not been taken care of by the city. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Hawaii Foodbank volunteers, Franz Shell, left, and Wileen Bisciano pack fresh produce into bags to be given out during a pop-up food distribution event in Kalihi. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

The Central Union Church in Honolulu hosted a free food distribution. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A medical technician demonstrates how to administer a COVID-19 test during a free testing clinic at the Waikiki Shell. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Miranda Hutten of the U.S. Forest Service organizes trees to be given away in honor of Arbor Day Hawaii in Kailua. This year marks Hawaii's 115th annual celebration of planting and giving away trees every November. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

The Hawaii Foodbank held a drive-thru pop-up distribution at the Waianae Mall. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers prepare bags with school supplies and meals for the families of selected youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. The Marcus Mariota Motiv8 Foundation teamed up with the clubs, Tito's, and Ruby Tuesday to provide the packages to 50 participants at each BGCH location across Oahu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Honolulu Symphony violinist Anna Womack plays for voters waiting in line to cast their ballots on Election Day at the Honolulu Hale. (Photo:Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Dwight Kauahikaua, seated, Kaspar Carewell, top left, and Earl Kawaa build a hale at the Hawaiian Mission House historic site. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman)

October 2020

An election worker dressed for Halloween leads a voter to a voting booth at Honolulu Hale. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Mari Matsuda, a teacher at Lunalillo Elementary School, greets residents arriving for a "Spooktacular" Halloween food distribution event put on at the school by the Rotary Club of Ala Moana Hawaii. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman)

Hundreds of volunteers and staff planted thousands of plants at dozens of sites across the state, including public and private properties Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai and Oahu. The Statewide Tree Planting event was organized by Lā Ho‘olu Pae Moku / ReTree Hawaii. (Photo: ReTree Hawaii)

Mahi Pono planted 300 native ulu and milo along with 30 mai‘a (banana trees) in Central Maui in partnership with ReTree Hawaii. Mahi Pono joined other participating organizations and volunteers for Statewide Tree Planting Day to support the goal of fighting climate change by planting 100,000 trees with 10,000 volunteers on 1,000 sites across Hawaii. (Photo: Mahi Pono)

Cats from the Hawaiian Humane Society wait patiently to be loaded onto a waiting Hercules C-130 airplane. Over 600 pets are being flown from overcrowded pet shelters on five islands In Hawaii to shelters in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana where they’ll be adopted into new homes. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A volunteer distributes donated food items during a food drive at the Central Union Church. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

The lines were long on Wednesday as people waited to receive items during a food drive at the Central Union Church. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

People purchased pumpkins and other items at the first annual Mahi Pono Fall Harvest on Maui. The fundraiser was a benefit for Imua Family Services and its community-based program that serves Maui County families by providing resources that assist keiki with overcoming developmental learning challenges. (Photo: Mahi Pono)

The drive-thru Mahi Pono Fall Harvest at Yokouchi Family Estate on Maui sold pumpkins and other items as a fundraiser. Net proceeds from all pumpkin sales will benefit Imua Family Services and its community-based program that serves Maui County families by providing resources that assist keiki with overcoming developmental learning challenges. (Photo: Mahi Pono)

Rosalyn Bettini and Sandy Reyes help load cars with food during a free distribution event at the Waianae Mall. The event marks a milestone for the Waianae Coast Comprehensive who has helped to distribute over 2 million pounds of food over the past seven months. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Melissa Machida administers a flu shot to 9-year-old Carter Santos, a Kaneohe resident, during a community drive-thru flu shot clinic at Windward Community College. The event was sponsored by Hawaii Reps. Lisa Kitagawa and Scot Matayoshi. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Waianae resident and artist Solomon Enos paints the surrounding mountains onto a traffic box on Farrington Highway in Waianae. The piece is part of a community project coordinated by Valley of Rainbows to beautify the 11.5-mile stretch of highway in Leeward Oahu. Artists will paint up to 25 traffic boxes with murals showcasing the beauty, legends, nature and stories of the Waianae Coast. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

This food distribution event at Aloha Stadium in Pearl City was put on by a partnership between the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association and Aloha Harvest in support of ILWU and Unite Here Local 5 union members, as well as non-union hotel employees. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers pack bags and load trunks during a pop-up food distribution event by the Hawaii Foodbank at Kalihi District Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Medical personnel assist those who show up for free COVID-19 testing at the Waikiki Shell. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unload food from a car during a food drive in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers load boxes of food into the trunks of waiting cars during a pop-up food distribution event put on by the Hawaii Foodbank at the Waianae District Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

University of Hawaii student volunteers, from left, Cory Enriques, Jaymie Ho and Justin Woo organize food donations dropped off by UH fans at the Stan Sheriff Center parking lot. The food drive is part of the ‘Bows Together initiative. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Mark Tachtay and other volunteers lend a hand at a food distribuion event at the Ewa Puuloa District Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers load boxes of food into the trunks of waiting cars during a pop-up food distribution event put on by the Hawaii Foodbank at the Ewa Puuloa District Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

From left, David Lindsey, Kauoana Prat and Marion Berklind prepare packages for a food drive distribution at Windward Mall. The drive was coordinated by The Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center and the Hawaii Foodbank. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers prepare flu shots to be administered during a free drive-thru flu shot clinic at Kakaako District Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteer Colby Cummins passes a STEM activity kit for kids into a Windward resident's car at Castle High School in Kaneohe. Castle students made about 1,500 Engineering Challenge activity kits to distribute to elementary and middle schools to assemble over the fall break. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

September 2020

Won Oh, left, Judy Sakai and Ramon Beatty load boxes of food into the trunks of waiting cars during a Kalihi pop-up food distribution put on by the Hawaii Foodbank at Kalihi Valley District Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Raven Svenson, left, and other volunteers from the Revolution Hawaii group with the Salvation Army prepare packages for a food drive at the Hawaii Foodbank in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

JPG Hawaii has been making PPE including hand sanitizer like these stations that can be branded for companies. From left, Branden Gedeon, VP of Operations, Jean-Paul Gedeon, Founder and President, and Joe Gedeon, VP of Sales, show the new stations. (Photo: JPG Hawaii)

Volunteers load boxes of food into a car during the ohana food pack pick up at Kualoa Ranch on Sunday. The event was organized by Advantage Insurance Services Inc. and Aloha Harvest. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers loaded cleaning supplies as part of the inaugural Breene Harimoto school supply fund drive in Pearl City. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

The first school supply and fund drive in honor of the late Sen. Breene Harimoto took place in Pearl City. Volunteers organized donated supplies. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers sort through produce to create food boxes for a free food distribution event by the Hawaii Foodbank at the Kualoa Park in Windward Oahu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

The Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center and the Hawaii Foodbank organized a free food distribution for the second time this month at the Windward Mall in Kaneohe. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Richard Hodge of Kalihi receives a free kalo root from Darcie Pulawa, owner of Hex & Rue Apothecary and Arts Collective in Chinatown. The Fresh Harvest food distribution event was held to help support local farmers and the community by including free, freshly harvested ulu, kalo and dragonfruit distribution at their courtyard table while supplies lasted. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

The Rotary Club and local dignitaries planted a variety of greenery at Waikiki's Centennial Park. The club raised more than $550,000 for the beautification project. (Photo: Courtesy Council Member Kym Pine)

Volunteers pack boxes and load them into waiting vehicles as they line up at a Lighthouse Outreach food distribution event at the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Eight patients received free cataract surgery at the Hawaiian Eye Center, in an annual event funded by The Atherton Family Foundation in conjunction with Hawaiian Eye Foundation and Project Vision. (Photo: Hawaiian Eye Center)

Boy Scouts of America Troop 201 from Nuuanu Congregational Church members, from left, Nelson Wong, Nate Wong, Ian Tawata and Andrew Yee help load food boxes into cars during a food drive at Farrington High School in Kalihi. The drive was organized by Advantage Insurance Services Inc. and Aloha Harvest. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

People lined up on foot and in cars to receive free food at a distribution event put on by the Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center and the Hawaii Foodbank at the Windward mall in Kaneohe. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers for the Hawai’ Health & Harm Reduction Center and the Hawaii Foodbank pack boxes and load cars during a free food distribution event at the Windward mall. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

August 2020

Volunteers from the nonprofit Angel Network Charities prepare bags of food supplies at the Calvary by the Sea Church in Aina Haina. Food donations come largely through the Hawaii Foodbank and Aloha Harvest and the group is currently giving out 28,000 pounds of food and serving 1,000 to 1,200 families weekly. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Dana Anderson of Residential Youth Services and Empowerment picks up clothing donations provided by YWCA Oahu and YMCA of Honolulu. YWCA staffer Maryann Bray helps load the car. (Photo: YMCA)

Celeste Horita, center, volunteers to help her daughters Chelsea Horita, left, and Cherise Horita as they work with the COVID Command Mobile Unit during a drive-thru event in Kakaako. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Every1ne Hawaii has donated 393,000 disposable face masks and nearly 3,000 bottles of hand sanitizer (made in partnership with Lokahi Brewing Co.) to We Are Oceania, the Marshall Islands Consulate of Honolulu, the Marshallese Community Organization, the Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawaii COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Resilience Team, Papa Ola Lokahi and several other organizations. (Photo: Every1ne Hawaii)

Steve Mechler helps to clean up Alala Point at the entrance to Lanikai. The Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle is filling in while the usual workers from the Women’s Community Correctional Center are unable to work due to COVID-19. (Photo: Diane Harding/LKOC)

Volunteers load Brown Box food donations from Ham Produce into cars during a food distribution event at Pope Elementary School in Waimanalo. The event was coordinated by Partners in Development with the help of youth nonprofit groups, Kinai 'Eha and RYSE. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A sign of the times: The "Surfer on a Wave" statue in Waikiki wears a mask as beachgoers head to the ocean to surf. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A member of the COVID-19 Command Mobile Unit is greeted with a shaka by residents arriving for COVID-19 testing during a drive-thru event held in Kakaako. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Kathy Ruper, executive director of the Oahu SPCA, recieves a donation of pet food and supplies from Kina Knisley of Keller Williams. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers from the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association and Aloha Harvest organize food donations for a drive-thru distribution event at Aloha Stadium. The event workers prepared 1,000 food bundles for hospitality workers and their families. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

July 2020

Kama'aina Kids volunteers Sisi Tuipulotu, right, and Rose Solis pass out food donations in partnership with St. Marks Episcopal Church in Kaimuki. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Fresh produce is packed into bags of food to be loaded into cars during a free distribution event at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie. Honolulu partnered with the Hawaii Foodbank, local construction, development and other industries to put on the event. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Lt. Aaron Ruff, left, and Marissa Fierro of the Salvation Army load boxes of donations into their vehicle during their "Cram the Van" Back-to-School-Drive at the Windward Mall in Kaneohe. This is the second year in a row that the Windward Mall has partnered with the Salvation Army to help procure school supplies for the Windward community. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Trucks line up as dozens of people turned out for a free food distribution in Waianae through the Hawaii Foodbank. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers assemble food boxes for a distribution event at Windward Community College. The event was a collaboration between 14 contractors and developers, The Great Aloha Run and the Hawaii Foodbank aimed residents of the Windward side from Kualoa to Waimanalo. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers organize bins of bread to be given out during a food distribution event at Aiea High School. The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association and Aloha Harvest collaborated with the city to put on the event. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Friends and family walk with Pebblz Ronquilio, center, to support her and create more awareness about the fatal ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) disease. The walk took place on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers harvest 1-year-old taro from the Lo'i Kalo Mini Park in Kalihi. Taro advocate and land steward, Robert Silva, organizes these "mud taropy" sessions on the first Saturday of each month. All volunteers are welcome. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Gary Yonemoto, president of the Hawaii Dental Association Foundation and Dr. Jeffrey Sonson unload oral health kits the Aloha Free Hawaii Clinic. The 2,500 kits provided by the Hawaii Dental Association Foundation include toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss and educational materials. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

June 2020

Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance partnered with Our Kakaʻako and Ward Village to provide 250 Kokua Boxes of mainly local produce to support restaurant and retail workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. (Photo: Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance)

First Hawaiian Bank's "Aloha for Hawaii” campaign reached its 1 million restaurant takeout or delivery purchase goal in just eight weeks, generating $24.5 million in support for the restaurant industry. In conjunction with Marcus Mariota's Motiv8 Foundation, it's donating more than $1 million and has provided assistance for over 536,000 people in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan impacted by COVID-19. (Photo: First Hawaiian Bank)

Transair, one of the largest air cargo companies in Hawaii, donated $20,00 to food banks as well as more than 3,000 pounds of rice, noodles and canned goods collected by employees. Donations were accepted in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui and Kauai.

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement staff members Anela Woods, Sasha Pule-Nicholas and Jaren Tengan help Hawaii families impacted by the coronavirus cover rent, mortgage or utility bills through the nonprofit’s Kahiau and Ho‘āla relief programs. A recent donation from three local businesses – MANAOLA, Honua Consulting and American Savings Bank – will enable CNHA to help up to 1,000 families pay for essential household items like groceries, prescription medicines and toiletries. (Photo: CNHA)

MANAOLA Owner and Designer Manaola Yap, right, and CEO Zachary Pang display items that their joint donation with Honua Consulting and American Savings Bank will fund through the nonprofit Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement to help up to 1,000 families affected by COVID-19 in Hawaii. (Photo: MANAOLA)

Michael Loftin from 808 Cleanup cuts out invasive tree stumps from a retaining wall on the hillside of Pu'u O Kaimuki Mini Park (Christmas Tree Park). The nonprofit organizes beach clean-ups and projects every month. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers prepare food to be given out to people in need at Waimanalo District Park. The city teamed up with the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Hawaii Foodbank to help those impacted by loss of income from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Nani Conklin and Nick Childs pass out meals to homeless and anyone else who is hungry on the street near Thomas Square Park. They are volunteers with Food Not Bombs, a nonprofit that has been serving meals made from donated food every Sunday since 2008. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Canoe club volunteers and community members prepare to hand out food donations to families in the Papakolea Hawaiian Homestead neighborhood. Several local canoe clubs came together to organize this food drive and distribution event during what would normally be their busiest time of competitions, all canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers pass out food donations to homeless and others in need at the Hawaii Cedar Church in Kalihi. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Dr. Jason Hughes, left, chief medical officer at Kahuku Medical Center, hands out free PPE masks to community members during a drive-thru event at the center. The masks were made available to North Shore residents through the Every1ne Hawaii organization. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Officer Tyler Cagulada of the Honolulu Police Department hands a card to 2-year-old Jonah Hosa before the start of a Black Lives Matter rally at Ala Moana Beach Park. Hundreds of people showed up for the walk from Magic Island to Waikiki to raise awareness against police brutality and racism across the nation. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Thousands of local residents lined up for food distribution through another Show Aloha Challenge. Volunteers passed out 2,000 boxes of meats, fresh produce and keiki snacks to people who drove through the line. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Denise Yamaguchi, left, and Aya Leslie pack PPE gear into bags to be picked up by local restaurants registered on Food-To-Go-Go. The PPE gear was donated by the Maui-based farming company Mahi Pono with the help of the Hawaii Agriculture Foundation as restaurants prepare to reopen dine-in services Friday. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

May 2020

The Friends of CASA -- Court-Appointed Special Advocates -- put together "Aloha We Care" packages for 89 families across Oahu, using donations from a variety of people and organizations. (Photo: Hawaii Judiciary)

Inmates in the Hawaii Community Correctional Center and Kulani Correctional Facility sewing program, under the direction of Hawaii Correctional Industries, made 920 cloth face coverings for those in need in the community. The masks were made with materials that were donated by people from all over Hawaii island. (Photo: Courtesy Hawaii Department of Public Safety)

Altres has partnered with Chef Hui and Aloha Harvest to hold regular food distributions. This recent event served 1,100 families in Kaimuki, Palolo, Kalihi, Waimanalo and Papakolea. (Photo: Courtesy of Altres)

Volunteers from the Lodge Le Progres De L'Oceanie of the Free & Accepted Masons of Hawai prepare bags of free groceries for a drive-thru at Kaimuki High School. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers helped with a food drive at the Central Union Church, which partnered with the nonprofit Help is on the Way. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Integrated Facility Services Hawaii, a maintenance and site management company, partnered with Ham Produce and Seafood and Premium Inc. and donated 100 care packages to residents in their buildings. (Photo: Courtesy of IFSH)

Hawaii Baptist Academy cooks, from left, Chef Manager Jensen Manuel, BJ Delima and Matthew Chow prepare lunches to be donated to the Next Step and Keauhou shelters in Honolulu. Donations from HBA churches and community members are allowing the school facility to keep their chefs at work while providing 200 meals a day. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers from the Lighthouse Outreach Center give out food to Kalihi community members during a distribution event. Cars snaked for blocks as hundreds of people showed up to receive food donations. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

From left, Orion Fonoti, Kainoa Reyes, Adrian Salvador, Jacenda Fonoti and Raydon Amba of the Kupu nonprofit organization pack boxed meals to be sent out to hard hit areas of Oahu due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group is part of the Kupu culinary program, which is preparing 1,200 meals a day for Waimanalo, Kahaluu, Hau'ula and Waianae. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Every1ne Hawaii has been giving away masks all over Oahu. This mask event was in Ewa Beach. (Photo: Every1ne Hawaii)

Every1ne Hawaii gave away free masks in Ewa Beach, even to passengers on on public buses. (Photo: Every1ne Hawaii)

Volunteers from the Nā Kūpuna Makamae Center sort food boxes to be given out to local residents at the free food distribution event in Kakaako. The weekly project is a partnership between the Pacific Gateway Center, Aloha Harvest and Help is on the Way. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Malama Kauai hopes to deliver 6,400 locally produced Farm-to-School CSA boxes in May and June. The drive-thru programs are held at Kauai schools for families in need, thanks to funding from the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Bagged pineapples wait to be loaded into cars for the thousands of people who showed up at Aloha Stadium for a free food distribution event put on by the City of Honolulu, Hawaii Foodbank and Hawaii Community Foundation. About 4,000 households participated. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers unpack cartons of eggs to be loaded into cars at Aloha Stadium food distribution run by Hawaii Foodbank and the Hawaii Community Foundation. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Maui Best and Ho’omana Farms distributed 12 tons of sweet potato to the public. (Photo: J. Kalani English)

Volunteers from the Hawaii Farm Bureau helped distribute local produce near the Blaisdell Center. The "Farm to Car" program helps supply families with fresh produce while supporting local farmers. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Civil Beat readers shared photos of their mailboxes draped in lei on May Day to show support for first responders and essential workers.

People lined up around the block in Kakaako to receive free disposable paper masks distributed by Every1ne Hawaii. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

April 2020

Maui County sponsored a food drive giving away 100 pounds of organic lettuce, 10 pounds of kale, 30 pounds of bananas and two trays of zucchini seedlings. (Photo: Robin Kaye)

Maui conservation nonprofits and businesses, led by Love the Sea, joined forces over Volunteer Week to help feed the community. The four food drives collected more than 1,350 pounds of food and $1,318 in donations along with medical kits and hand sanitizer. (Photo: Cadence Feeley)

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam airmen are helping the Farrington High School community collect more than 500 pounds of food, cleaning supplies, masks and toiletries and $700 in donations. (Photo: JBPHH)

Community members work together to build a foundation for a new structure at the Hui Mahi'ai 'Aina camp in Waimanalo. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Campbell Farrell, executive director of Love the Sea, helped with a food drive at the Kuau Store on Maui. In three hours they raised an estimated $700 in donations, took in almost 400 pounds of food, and built 32 medical kits for the homeless. (Photo: Cadence Feeley)

Medical-grade PPE is being collected and distributed by Maskout, a Universal Mask Campaign and PPE drive organized by the pre-med staff of Jinichi Tokeshi M.D. Inc., a Family Medicine Clinic associated with the Kuakini Medical Center. (Photo: Courtesy Maskout)

Mixed martial arts athlete Yancey Medeiros helps hand out some of the 5,000 non-surgical face masks that were distributed free of charge in Maili by Every1ne Hawaii in partnership with Hands In Helping Out.

The Hawaii National Guard in Hilo helped distribute 200,000 surgical masks donated by Every1Hawaii intended for vulnerable and resource-limited population on the island. (Photo: Hawaii County)

Carla Callaway beckons people to a food drive at the Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina where more than 450 pounds of food was donated to Feed My Sheep along with enough cash donations to feed 20 families on Maui for a week. (Photo: Cassandra Hastu)

The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation donated $50,000 from the Aloha for Hawaii fund to Hawaii Meals on Wheels, which allows the organization to provide 6,800 nutritious meals prepared by local restaurants. These daily hot meals are served to 820 kupuna in the community. (Photo: Courtesy of First Hawaiian Bank Foundation)

Kamehameha Schools campus dining staff is preparing and delivering an average of 1,500 meals daily to groups are organizing grassroots meal distribution efforts. (Photo: Courtesy of Kamehameha Schools)

Carol Wood gets a grocery delivery by "Our Ohana" volunteer John Hulihe'e. The program connects Kupuna with people willing to pick up groceries, medication and needed supplies so they don't have to leave their homes. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Kamaka Air has been delivering thousands of free meals and other supplies to Kauai. The flights have been operating seven days a week in conjunction with Malama Meals.

Kamaka Air with Malama Meals and the Hawaii Public Health Institute teamed up to ship 108 gallons of hand sanitizer to Molokai as well as 10,000 pounds of produce, milk and eggs, plus 10,000 pounds of ready to eat meals.

A sign on a homeowner's wall fronting Oneawa Street in Kailua. (Photo: Ben Nishimoto/Civil Beat)

Contractors lift the completed sculpture by artist Kazu Fukuda Kauinana into place in front of Honolulu's Joint Traffic Management Center, near King and Alapai streets. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Down The Hatch at the Wharf Center on Front Street in Lahaina is providing free meals to any police officer, firefighter, EMT, and health care worker. The restaurant is facing economic losses itself since dine-in services have been closed.

Volunteers from Youth With a Mission, along with staff from Kalihi Valley Homes and The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center, hand delivered the food bags to every apartment in the complex. The bags included canned protein and vegetables, along with fresh pineapples and sweet potatoes and provided each household with enough food to prepare 20 meals. (Photo: Courtesy of Salvation Army)

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands delivered 746 bags of canned foods and fresh produce to households in need at Kalihi Valley Homes. (Photo: Courtesy of Salvation Army)

Shyann Fermahin, and Renalyn Soriano sanitize personal protective equipment donations at the YMCA in Kalihi. The YMCA is one of several "resilience hubs" where people can drop off homemade and unopened PPE gear to be distributed to health providers statewide. The hubs will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Masks on the faces of sculptures at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law are emphasizing coronavirus containment practices. (Photo: Courtesy of Neil Abercrombie)

Rabbi Itchel Krasnjansky, left, and his wife Pearl of Chabad Hawaii prepare a Seder meal for Passover. The meal would traditionally be held for all at Chabad Hawaii but due to COVID-19 individual boxes are being made for families to celebrate the holiday in their homes. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

From left, Pi'i Minns, Pauni Nagaseu-Escue and Miah Ostrowski deliver food to homebound kupuna in Kalihi-Palama. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Pi’i Minns, right, delivers food to kupuna in Kalihi-Palama. The food pantry at Palama Settlement has remained open as an essential community service during the COVID-19 quarantines and is accepting in-kind donations of fresh produce and unexpired canned goods. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Ko'olau Distillery's Eric Dill checks the temperature on a batch of hand sanitizer at the Kailua distillery. The company has stopped whiskey production and is dedicating its operation to making and donating hand sanitizer to first responders, health care workers and civil service providers. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Residents of an Ala Wai apartment building spread a hopeful message while social distancing. (Photo: Courtesy of Heather Patton-Graham)

While out for an evening run, Alexander Graham spotted this otherwise dark Waikiki hotel lit up with a heart. (Photo: Courtesy of Alexander Graham)

March 2020

Michael Yoshida has his nose swabbed for COVID-19 after riding his bike to the drive-thru test site at Kakaako Waterfront Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A Honolulu worker screens a homeless person before allowing him to enter the homeless tent compound set up in the Old Stadium Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Ikaika Regidor, left, a Nuuanu YMCA volunteer, hands out meals to youth, part of an effort to help children and youth who are on the free and reduced lunch program in school while the schools are closed. The program is a partnership that includes the YMCA, Appleseed Aloha Harvest and The Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapiolani Community College. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Lanakila Meals on Wheels employees, from left, Ryan Quemado, Jose Sanchez, Lori Lau, Taylan Texira and Micheal Lara pack more than 1,200 emergency care packages for Oahu’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities in a response to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers and Honolulu city workers partnered to help distribute free COVID-19 testing to community members working in high-risk professions or those exhibiting symptoms at a free drive-through test site set up in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers and staff at the Hawaii Food Bank pack 2,500 emergency boxes for families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally the Food Bank serves over a million pounds of food every month but these are extra boxes to help families get through quarantines and income loss during the upcoming weeks. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Phlebotomist for Hawaii Blood Bank Robert Protzman, left, prepares to take blood from volunteer Tiffani Loo during a blood drive at the Straub Medical Center. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Painter David Luchak works on a landscape oil painting at Neal S. Blaisdell Park in Aiea. He was part of a group of artists gathering at the park to paint together for the day. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Halau Kau-La-Kahi dancers drape leis, with the help of Honolulu Fire Department personnel, onto a statue of King Kamehameha III at Thomas Square Park. The ceremony is held annually to honor the March 17, 1814 birthday of the Hawaiian monarch. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Youth volunteers collect trash from the beach around the Waimanalo Pier as part of 808 Cleanups. The nonprofit organizes weekly cleanups from mauka to makai all over Oahu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Hermaleen Amond, right, discusses how youth can empower themselves today to prepare for future success, with Micronesian high school students during the 4th annual Micronesian Youth Summit at the University of Hawaii Manoa campus. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

February 2020

Volunteers from AccessSurf, AccessPaddling, HAPA, the Honolulu Pearl Canoe Club and the the Oahu 1st service platoon modify a canoe seat for Ann Yoshida, center, so she can join them for paddling at Sand Island. The AccessSurf adaptive paddling event brought together disabled community members and volunteers to make padding accessible for everyone. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers and staff from Unite Here Local 5, The Legal Clinic, the UH Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic help a participants fill out naturalization applications at a free citizens assistance workshop at St. Theresa Cathedral in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Eileen Phillips, president of Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society, speaks at the Kokua Council's "Working Together to Help Others" meeting about how people can support kupuna in Hawaii. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Amber Johnson, center, of the Ayodele Drum and Dance troupe teaches African dance movements to the community during a live performance at the Hawaii State Art Museums's free Super Saturday event in Honolulu. The Chicago-based group was featured as part of Black History Month. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Dio and Monty Williams make arts and crafts with the help of their mother Sakura Burkhart, left, and Amy Rose Craig at the Super Saturday event at the Hawaii State Art Museum. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Girls Scout Troop 926 from Voyager Public Charter School sells cookies in Honolululu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteer Kay Inglis, back left, serves lunch to Lovely Reiner, Troy Kuoha and Thomas Tadlas at the Wally House at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu. The church has provided food to those in need every Tuesday for the past two years. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Sabina Swift, left, and Clarence Liu serve food to the needy at the Wally House at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Wally Inglis fills a lemonade bowl with ice as volunteers serve up lunch to the needy at the Wally House at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Wally spearheaded the weekly event two years ago to help those in need. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Mandhoj Rai, left, and Amy Wannamae trim a tree in the Makiki Community Garden. Rai has been active in the community garden for 20 years and Wannamae for 36 years. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Maria Pena, left, and Cory Edano pull weeds at the Makiki Community Garden. The two Makiki residents started gardening here two years ago and help maintain the common garden area. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Approximately 50 citizenship applicants raised their hands to pledge allegiance and be sworn in as new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Iolani School in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers Debbie Wheeler, Lisa Shin, Sagi Baldwin and Josh Ige serve a free breakfast to kids at Lanai Baptist Church. The church offers the breakfast every Wednesday -- scrambled eggs, bacon, rice and the always-requested Josh's special chocolate chip pancakes. (Photo: Robin Kaye)

Lisa Shin pours orange juice for kids who attend the Lanai Baptist Church free breakfast every Wednesday. (Photo: Robin Kaye)

Crisselle Mendiola works on a mural in Honolulu's Kakaako district as part of the 2020 Pow! Wow! Hawaii's 10th annual festival. Local and international artists will spend the next week decorating walls of Kakaako neighborhoods with their larger than life artwork. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

More than 130 volunteers with the North Shore Community Land Trust and Surfrider Oahu Foundation cleaned up 840 pounds of marine debris and planted 250 native plants at Kalaeokauna'oa (Kahuku Point). (Photo: Aja Ho)

Volunteers with the Oahu 1st Platoon from The Mission Continues, 808 Cleanups, 325th Bravo BSB, Schofield Barracks, Troop 664, picked up 1,293 pounds of trash picked up in 2 hours at One'ula Beach Park. (Photo: Oahu 1st Platoon)

Halau Hula Kalehuapuakea performs to kick off a volunteer effort to plant native plants including a walking tour, short lectures and other events at Keawawa wetland in Hawaii Kai. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Carl Shaad, right, Ian Heilbronn and Pualei Monokini-Oliveira work to build a community hale at the Hawea Heiau Complex & Keawawa Wetland in Hawaii Kai to celebrate the 2020 World Wetlands Day. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers prepare sand sifters to be used for future Surfrider beach cleanup events, at Kailua Beach Adventure in Kailua. The sifters are made from screens and used to sort plastic particles from the sand. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Young volunteers from St. Andrew's Priory help with the weekly Saturday hot breakfasts that St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church provides to the hungry every Saturday. (Photo: Rev. David Gierlach)