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!

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)