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Documenting a Day in the Life in Our Community

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It All Happened on a Single Day...

Do you remember what you were doing on Wednesday, January 28, 2015? All across our island, at 6:30 in the morning, there were some in our community waking up, packing their belongings into plastic bags and walking across the street to a park restroom to brush their teeth and wash their face. Maybe at 11 a.m. someone was trying to find their first meal of the day or a group of seniors were having their minds and bodies exercised so they could continue to age gracefully and enjoy their grandchildren. At 8 p.m. a mother and her two children were looking for a safe place, away from an abuser, where they could sleep without fear.


Also on this day, across O‘ahu, 20 of Hawai‘i’s foremost photographers took time out of their day to help us capture the incredibly impactful work that 40 nonprofits were doing to provide care, love and support to thousands of individuals and families who needed exactly that, on that very day, and needed to know there was hope, respite and help. Your contributions and donations to Aloha United Way make hope possible for hundreds of thousands of individuals, families and children across O‘ahu. It is because of your investment in our community that we are collectively able to turn lives around, provide hope, and make sustainable and long-lasting change to better our community for everyone…. Thank you.


Thank you to the photographers who gave of their time and experience, to the nonprofits who graciously opened their doors, and especially to the Bank of Hawaii Foundation for their very generous support, for the second year, which made all of this possible.



Cindy Adams 

Aloha United Way

President and Chief Executive Officer 


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Documenting a Day in the life of Aloha United Way is published by HONOLULU magazine, in partnership with Aloha United Way, September 2015. ©2015 by PacificBasin Communications, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 405, Honolulu, HI 96813.


Alyson Helwagen

Lennie Omalza

Darin H. Isobe
Creative Services Director

Stephen Guzman
Art Director

Cindy Adams
Aloha United Way
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jody Shiroma
Aloha United Way 
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Additional Support:
Hawaii Camera, Rental, Honolulu; Hawaii Shoots; Shawn “Doc Rock” Boyd