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!

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)