'Tis the Season of Service Above Self

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The Rotary Club of Honolulu is home to many business, civic, and community leaders who come together with the common purpose of “Service Above Self”.  Throughout this year, YWCA O'ahu has been an honored partner of this service-minded community group whom has dedicated hours of community service and fellowship specifically to the Fernhurst Residence and its staff and residents.

Not only was the Rotary Club of Honolulu able to give Fernhurst some much-needed tender loving care, but during this holiday season, the staff and women of YWCA Fernhurst had an extra special treat – they were able to go Christmas caroling on beautiful trolleys en route to see the holiday lights!  With the generous support of the Rotary Club of Honolulu, three beautifully decorated trolleys were secured for the Rotarians and our staff and women to sing carols to the community while on their way to tour the Honolulu City Lights.

The evening began with the Fernhurst residents breaking bread with their families and friends, and ended with the Rotary Club of Honolulu joining them for dessert.  The flood of warmth and camaraderie was shared in a Mahalo Circle, where each participant shared what she or he was thankful for.  With full bellies and warmth in everyone’s souls, Rotarians, residents, and staff headed onto the trolleys Honolulu Hale bound.

On their way, they visited YWCA Laniākea to share their holiday joy and serenade staff and extended YWCA Ohana with a few Christmas carols.  The staff and participants enjoyed it alike!

The evening ended in conversation and celebration back at Fernhurst where everyone could see the holiday spirit was alive and well, and the Rotary Club’s dedication to service above self remains at the forefront of all their engagements.

YWCA O'ahu is only as successful as its relationships and partnerships.  The support of community partners like the Rotary Club of Honolulu propel the organization to further its mission.

If you or your organization would like to get involved with supporting our community, please contact us at https://www.ywcaoahu.org/volunteer/

Mahalo to the Rotary Club of Honolulu and to the many community partners that support us and the nonprofit community!

Happy New Year!

In Service,

YWCA O'ahu