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 2021

Keone Kealoha of Kanu Hawaii leads a discussion on leadership during the Volunteer Week 2022 Leadership Retreat. The group invited people from organizations around the Hawaiian islands to come together to learn and coordinate with one another in preparation for the 2022 Volunteer Week in April, with the goal of growing volunteerism throughout Hawaii. (Ronen Zilberman photo Civil Beat)

Volunteers help rebuild and restore rock walls of the Pahonu (turtle pond) in Waimanalo Bay during the Limu Hui and Volunteer Leadership Training Retreat. The Limu Hui has been working to restore the wall since 2018 and hosts monthly opportunities for community members to come and help. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Lokelo Schmid, a volunteer with 808Cleanups, collects trash from the beach in Waimanalo Bay along the Kalanianaole Highway. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Chain Tonsaldber, left, and Rex Nakamura, sophomores at Kalani High School in Kahala, stack food donations onto palettes to be transferred to the Hawaii Foodbank during their drive-thru Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

City crew members installed a pine tree on the front lawn of Honolulu Hale. The tree will serve as the centerpiece for the Honolulu City Lights Celebration this December. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Cassandra Padilla, left, and Heidi Strauss organize food donations during the Hui Nalu O' Canoe Club food drive in Hawaii Kai. Food items collected during the drive will be donated to those in need in the Waimanalo community. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Restore With Resilience's Tehani Cloatre, left, and Therese Howe, break apart sections of coral in Hawaii Kai so the pieces can be propagated and replanted into Maunalua Bay in a few months. Restore With Resilience's mission is to restore coral reefs in Hawaii through selective propagation of local, thermally resistant corals to enhance future reef resilience. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

City crew members cut a 55-foot Cook pine tree in Kailua. The tree will serve as the centerpiece for the Honolulu City Lights Celebration at Honolulu Hale this December. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Talia Portner, horticulturist for the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, demonstrates how to plant trees to student volunteers from SEEQS (School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability) during their Arbor Day event at the Lili'uokalani Botanical Garden in Honolulu. The HBG was awarded $5,000 for projects to connect the community with trees and help create more urban gardens around Oahu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

William Faaumu, a volunteer with Alexander & Baldwin puts a breadfruit tree into the car of a local resident during the 2021 Kailua Arbor Day tree adoption event. The event gave out about 400 trees and plants. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

From left, Naomi Suto, Douglas Bassett and Dr. Poki'i Balaz from the Alzheimer’s Association annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s place flowers into the Promise Garden on the grassy lawn of Restaurant Row in Honolulu. The yellow flowers honor caregivers, blue represents those who are currently living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia, orange flowers celebrate all who support the cause, and the purple flowers represent those that we remember who passed away from the disease. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Yolisa Ishibashi, left, and Ellsworth Fujii of the Hawaii Kai Lions International club pack bags of fresh produce at the Angel Network Charities in Aina Haina. The food bank provides perishable and non-perishable food items for struggling families on the first and third Thursdays of every month. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Rose Chu, left, of the Downtown Rotary and Cheryl Lau volunteer to pack food boxes for an Oahu online grocery service. Rotary District 5000 has committed to organizing volunteers on a weekly basis to help out at The Pantry, which provides food to qualifying individuals through its online grocery store. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Lauren Buck Medeiros, the chaplain at Punahou School, walks among the 916 chairs set up on the lawn of the Central Union Church to commemorate Hawaii's Covid-19 victims. The chairs represent those who have died from the virus in Hawaii through October and each one bears the date that a life was lost. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)