Monday, November 29, 2010

Music with a Message

Music with a Message is a program affiliated with the American Lung Association and their NOT (Not on Tobacco) campaign in our schools.

here are some photos of the most recent stop on tour at Pearl City High School.

Music with a Message organizes high school- college age young people to perform during a school assembly an represent a tobacco free message. As performers, they are role models and representatives of this needed message in our schools.

If you are interested in having Music with a Message come to your school, or if you know of someone who would be a perfect performer for this, please contact Ready for the Real World at

Give Thanks!

It's officially the holiday season!
We are happy to share that many people kicked off the holiday season right through serving others! Hundreds of people from the central Oahu area gathered together for "Give Thanks" a volunteer opportunity at Iliahi Elementary School on Thanksgiving Morning at 4am!

They cooked, packed Thanksgiving lunches, did crafts, and put together food bags for the elderly and needy in their community all morning long! Later in the day many volunteers went door to door to pass out the food and gifts.

It was a wonderful time with cheerleaders from the high school, families with their children, teens with their friends, and many churches collaborating together to make a difference in their community!

Over 1,100 meals we given on Thanksgiving thanks to the volunteers that made it possible.

What can you do this holiday season to make a difference?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Volunteer Opportunity!

Here's a great volunteer opportunity to get involved with helping those in need.

This project was found on the Volunteer Hawaii website through Aloha United Way, one of Ready for the Real World's partners.

Check this out!

IHS (Institute for Human Services), Hawaii's largest shelter for men, women and families with children is entering the holidays with hope in our hearts.

During the holidays we offer a special opportunity for donors - we lovingly complete handwritten messages in beautiful cards - and mail the cards to the people our donors want to remember. A gift of a financial donation is made in the name of the card recipient.

We need volunteers with beautiful handwriting to come and write the special messages! People who are meticulous, patient and dependable are encouraged to join us as we have card writing sessions from November 8th - December 16th.

This is a wonderfully simple, yet meaningful way to really help IHS serve the people who come to us for emergency services.

Volunteers need to be age 15 or older. It can be an individual or group opportunity. Volunteers need to have excellent handwriting and good organizational skills. They need to be patient, flexible, good humored and take pride in their work!

The project is at the following address:

546 Ka`aahi St Honolulu, HI 96817

If you are interested, click here for more info and to get connected.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day!

Election Day is a huge day in our nation! Such a big deal that you probably didn't even have school today.

It is a wonderful gift that we have as Americans to choose the men and women that will represent us for the next term.

If you are over 18 yrs old, I trust that you have already taken advantage of this opportunity and voted. If not, go now!

Ready for the Real World targets the youth of our nation, which are usually not of voting age. However, as youth, you have a chance to change things as well! Encourage your parents, family, and voting-age friends to vote! Become educated on the candidates and share that with your loves ones. You can still make a difference, even without voting!