ProjectFocus Hawaii News

A Video Mahalo to our Sponsors

Monday, August 15, 2011
A big mahalo to everyone who made our opening night reception a huge success. Here's a video highlighting some of our vendors and supporters.

Meet our Participants--Video by Matthew Shimura

Monday, August 15, 2011
Here's the fantastic video everyone saw at our Opening Reception. It was produced and edited by Matthew Shimura, a sophomore at Punahou School.

Macy's Shopping Spree & Pineapple Room Breakfast

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
It doesn't get much better than this..ProjectFocus gave each participant a $100 Macy's gift certificate so they could purchase clothing for their opening night exhibit reception on August 6th.  Armed and ready they hit the store before it opened to the public.  The Macy's team was great!  Breakfast by The Pineapple Room was delicious!  Did these kids "shine" or what?

















Island Style Dinner at Keiki O Ka 'Aina

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
In celebration of Lauren's visit, Keiki O Ka Aina and Down Syndrome Ohana Hawaii hosted an island style party complete with poi pounding, lei making, hula, delicious Hawaiian kau kau, music and much more.  Even Lani Moo joined us!




















Adventures in Paradise

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
An exhausting day filled to the brim!  "A Farm Fresh Breakfast at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel," with a surprise visit from Miss Hawaii 2011, Lauren Cheape, followed by a catamaran ride off Waikiki Beach and...the grande finale?   A Dolphin Quest encounter at the Kahala Hotel & Resort.


A Farm Fresh Breakfast at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel












Dolphin Quest














A Wild Ride in the Pacific




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"Glee" Actress, Lauren Potter, Arrives in Hawai'i!

Sunday, June 26, 2011
When asked who our participants would most like to meet, the resounding response was "Becky" from the award winning TV series, "Glee."  "Dream Big" is our motto and so we did. On Sunday Lauren Potter and her mother Robin arrive as a surprise to our kids.  

Mahalo to our event sponsors: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii and Hawaiian Airlines.

La Pietra Camera Workshop

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Our thanks to La Pietra for allowing us to use their beautiful campus for our Holga camera workshop.  It was a day filled with learning new things and experimenting with bubbles of humongous proportions!















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