Nā Lima ALOHA (THE HANDS THAT LOVE)
Nā Lima Aloha was established in July 2004 as a community service to support various organizations and agencies throughout Oahu and to support relief operations in other areas as well. Through the donations of smaller-sized quilts, we share our aloha with displaced, needy, or critically ill children and adults. Organizations we have contributed to in the past include various senior citizen convalescent homes, the Veterans Administration Center for the Aging, hospitals, abuse shelters, and foster care facilities. In the past year we have donated over 300 items throughout the island. Fabric donations are always welcome, so please contact our Arlene Adams or Linda Dayag if you’d like to contribute!
Na Lima had an outstanding year. Linda kept records of the number of items we donated and where she delivered them to. We supported the following organizations: Children’s Justice Center, Shriner’s Hospital, Fisher House at Tripler Hospital, U.S. Veterans Center at Kalaeloa, Ronald McDonald House, Leahi Nursing Facility and Ann Pearl Care Home.
We delivered 374 quilts, 467 pillowcases, 51 small pillows, 1 walker bag, 1 bib, and 10 bears.
Thank you to all our Na Lima groups (Ewa, Hawaii Kai, Kapahulu and Windward) who gather monthly to cut, sew, quilt, and bind. Also, a big mahalo to Guild members who took home quilt and pillowcase kits, and those who made all the quilts we delivered to Kalaeloa.
Our Na Lima table will have lots of quilt kits and pillowcase kits to sign out and work on at home. We are looking ahead to having at least 100 Christmas pillowcases (Christmas fabric preferred) for the Children’s Justice Center.
Questions about Na Lima can be sent to email@example.com
~Thank you. Arlene Adams
The Ronald McDonald House in Manoa just received 14 freshly finished quilts from our Na Lima Aloha, thanks to Arlene Adams and Linda Dayag. I approached their director some months ago to see if they could use some quilts at their respite home for the children, and they were over joyed. Our Na Lima ladies were finishing up quilts for veterans and shelters and were kind enough to set aside these quilts. I received them after our last guild meeting, and I delivered them the very next day. They were so grateful and send their deepest Aloha for thinking of them. Mahalo to the many loving hands that made these quilts.
2015-2016 Report from Arlene Adams (Na Lima Aloha Chairperson)
- Quilts 253 (44 to Vets)
- Kihei Pili’s 12
- Pillowcases 350 (100 to Children’s Justice Center)
- Walker Bags 15
- Small pillows – 100 (Shriner’s Hospital)
- Total Items: 730
Windward Na Lima Aloha. Second Thursday at Hoomaluhia Park Center from 9 – 2 pm. POC: Linda Dayag or Arlene Adams.
Hawaii Kai Na Lima Aloha. Once a month on Thursday. POC: Ellen Owens.
Kaimuki/Kapahulu Na Lima Aloha. Changed to 2nd Thursday of the month at Kilauea Rec Center (4109 Kilauea Ave) from 12-3 pm. POC: Barbara Alama
Ewa Beach Na Lima Aloha. POC: Susan Haushalter.