Honolulu Auxiliary aids special kids
BY DANIEL DE CASTRO –
The members of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Honolulu spent time making arts and crafts recently with the young children at Kula Kokua, a community-based psychiatric day treatment program of the Family Treatment Services in Honolulu. The women brought little wooden hearts on a string which they helped decorate with bows, buttons and stickers with the children one-on-one.
“We’re very pleased to have the Auxiliary members spend an entire morning helping with this very important work,” said Lt. Colonel Jan Mowery, director of women’s organizations. “Occasions like these provide an opportunity for the women to make a connection with young people and gain a better appreciation of the work involved in helping children overcome their challenges.”
Chartered in 1969, The Women’s Auxiliary of Honolulu provides hands-on and financial support to assist Salvation Army staff in their God-called ministry to serve the community. For instance, each year it provides financial assistance to the children’s treatment program for the purchase and development of film so that each child is able to create an “Aloha Book.” This book becomes a treasured photographic memento of the child’s stay at the treatment center.
“It’s so gratifying to see the joy and aloha the women bring to these children,” added Mowery.