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PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY

is Parents And Children Together's annual, Signature Event, focusing public attention on children, education, and the importance of family in our communities. Since 1990 PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY has been sponsored by The Honolulu Advertiser and now The Honolulu Star Advertiser to benefit Parents And Children Together (PACT) and our 16 family-service programs Statewide.

PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY has become a unique event that brings people from all walks of life together. Each year more than 1,000 volunteers join together to support this truly worthwhile cause.

IN 2015, KEIKI DAY HAS GONE STATEWIDE! On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, local celebrities and volunteers will hit the streets to sell a special “Keiki Day” edition of The Honolulu Star Advertiser on Oahu and Maui, The Hawaii Tribune Herald and West Hawaii Today on Hawaii, and The Garden Island on Kauai.

In the weeks preceding PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY, local television and radio promote the Keiki Day contest and event, and The Honolulu Star Advertiser on Oahu and Maui, The Hawaii Tribune Herald and West Hawaii Today on Hawaii, and The Garden Island on Kauai run prominent ads to raise awareness.

Celebrity PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY volunteers include radio & television personalities, and local entertainers. They join the Mayor and other political leaders on street corners island-wide to sell this special edition of the newspaper. Other volunteers include corporate leaders, local celebrities, UH coaches and athletes, entire companies, and the people in your community!

From Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the island of Hawaii – people who care, join together to make PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY a true community event!

An important part of PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY is ensuring that copies of this special edition reach the schools and children. Last year through direct sponsorship by individuals and companies, 25,000 PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY papers were delivered right into the classrooms of all public Schools in Hawaii.

A key feature of PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY is the annual "Kid's Creativity contest." PACT sponsors this inspirational contest for Hawaii kids from grades 1-12 on Oahu.

Open to all private and public schools on Oahu, the contest asks keiki to share their creative writing, essays, poems and artwork on a specific topic. Teachers make the topic a part of their curriculum, using it as a springboard for thought. The winning entries are published in the PARENTS & CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY special edition of the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER KEIKI DAY funding come from newspaper sales (over 40,000 sold in 2015) and through sponsorship by various community partners.

We hope that you will join us in this important celebration of family and show of support for Hawaii's leading family service agency -- Parents And Children Together!

Please visit www.pacthawaii.org for more information on Parents And Children Together.