Activate Hawaiʻi Aid is a cross-sector COVID-19 emergency response effort focused on activating an island wide network of resilience. Together with Vibrant Hawaiʻi, we’re working to ensure the community has what it needs to weather this public health emergency.

We’re data driven, nimble, and work in close collaboration so resources and volunteer-power are deployed strategically and activities are mutually reinforcing. We’re thoughtful, creative, efficient, and ready for the long haul.

We know that staying home is key, so initiatives are centered around helping people do that successfully. Food security, support for keiki and kūpuna, empowering with reliable info, creating and curating resources, spurring the economy, supporting our front line health care heroes—we’re harnessing the power of the collective to do good in this moment of crisis.


“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

African Proverb

Here are the folks and organizations that have come together and are working quickly and diligently to activate aid and help community navigate the coronavirus crisis:

  • Ashley Kierkiewicz
  • Janice Ikeda
  • Breeani Lee
  • Kaʻea Lyons
  • Pastor Dion Maeda
  • Pastor Darryn Fisher
  • Kristin Albrecht
  • Sarah Freeman
  • Cody Chapin
  • Chasity Quihano
  • Susan Kim
  • Heather Kimball
  • Ikaika Marzo
  • Jessica Kaneakua
  • Lauaʻe Kekahuna
  • Bodi Harris
  • Mariah Williams 
  • Shannon Matson
  • Hidi Boteilho
  • Shelly Ogata
  • Michelle Galimba
  • Lacy Matsumoto
  • Leillynne Kaupu
  • Melissa Waite-Crawford
  • Bethany Morrison
  • Leslie Nugent
  • Ross Paget
  • Vibrant Hawaiʻi
  • Connect Point Church
  • The Food Basket
  • County Research & Development Office
  • Liliʻuokalani Trust

Activate Hawai‘i Aid is a kākou thing. Email us at aloha@activatehawaiiaid.org to get involved!