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

Trick or treaters line up for candy and grab bags at a Halloween Grab and Go event hosted by the First Baptist Church in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Artist Kamea Hadar works to complete a mural of Carissa Moore and Duke Kahanamoku on a building off King Street and Pensacola. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

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)