Family Promise

Family Promise 6th Annual 5K Fun Run

Kailua Hongwanji members were up bright and early for the 6th annual Family Promise of Hawai`i 5K Fun Run at Kailua Intermediate School.

Family Promise has assisted hundreds of homeless families in Hawaii transition into long-term housing. Kailua Hongwanji partners with the temples in the Honpa Hongwanji’s Honolulu District to support Family Promise throughout the year.

At the end of the course, the Junior YBAs served shave ice.

2017 Family Promise 5K Run/Walk


Kailua Hongwanji members Dennis, Lisa, Wyatt and Joy participated in the Annual Family Promise 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sat 10/28. Family Promise Hawaii is an organization that mobilized existing community resources to aid families with children experiencing homelessness to help them transition to sustainable independence. The four Hongwanji temples within the Honolulu District (Moiliili Hawaii Betsuin, Jikoen and Kailua) work with Family Promise by housing and feeding 3-4 families for one week, 2-3 times a year. 

We also saw a familiar face playing trombone in the Kukui High Pep Band (yes, from Hawaii Five-O!). Cheyne whose grandmother Esther Fujioka was a long time active temple member!


Family Promise: July 2016

Mahalo to our Kailua Hongwanji Ohana volunteers who helped to make our participation in Family Promise May 29 – June 5 at the Betsuin a very successful and rewarding dana activity. Volunteers helped to set up the sleep area for our guests, prepare the meals, socialize with the families, sleepover, take down the sleep area and do the laundry. Thank you to Amy Eggers, Pauline and Richard Horita, Amy and Roy Inouye, Janet and Keiji Kukino, Prudence and Allen Kusano, Cynthia and Roy Miyamoto, Rev. David and Irene Nakamoto, Bob Nishita, Gerry and Stephen Ochikubo, Dennis Tashiro, and Ron Yanagisawa.

Your kokua is sincerely and gratefully appreciated!! Our ohana always comes through. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Shirley Yanagisawa