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East Hawaii Offices


The PATCH Hilo Office has moved to 26 Waianuenue Avenue, across from Cronies and PACT Head Start in the old Board of Realty Office.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm   

Monday extended hours: 7:30 - 5:30

What Does Community Mean To YOU?

Click play above, or click here for Hawaii Island United Way's Video featuring Brenda Watanabe, PATCH Professional Development Manager.

Thank you all for making the East Hawaii PATCH Rummage Sale a success! We are grateful for your support.

Child Care Providers in East Hawaii

Save the Date!

This years Provider Appreciation Day will be held on May 16th at the Hilo Bay Cafe.  Registration forms will be going out soon.  please don't forget to choose your meal when registering.  Space is limited so please turn in your forms as soon as possible.

Like last years event at the Imiloa we have a wonderful agenda lined up as well as door prizes and guest speaker, Dr. Kimo Alameda.  We are very excited about this years PAD and look forward to seeing you there!

New East Hawaii PATCH Classes

New PATCH classes are being offered in Hilo and Keaau.  Click here for the complete schedule.



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Attention: Hawaii Island Residents!

Right now HIUW is trying to raise $1 for each resident of our island. What a great goal! If you wish to donate to Hawaii Island United Way, or to designate a donation to a Hawaii Island United Way agency, you may do so directly from the webpage. HIUW will also be at selected KTA Super Stores on March 27, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm, and March 28, 9:00am to 3:00pm. See you there!
PATCH is a Hawaii Island United Way Agency.

Just so you are aware, the Hawaii Island United Way is a completely SEPARATE organization from the Aloha United Way.  The Hawaii Island United Way raises money and awareness AND promotes organizations providing services on the Big Island. 
98% of all dollars raised for HIUW programs stay on the island and go toward funding the 55 programs the Hawaii Island United Way are supporting this year.

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(808) 961-3169
26 Waianuenue Ave.
Hilo, HI 96720


De Lima-Suganuma

East Hawaii Coordinator
(808) 238-3461

Brenda Watanabe
Professional Development Manager
(808) 238-3462

Jowett Chew-Marumoto
Program Specialist
(808) 961-3169

Vicki Davis
Child Care Referral Specialist
(808) 238-3463

Meshell Barron
Family Child Care Program Representative
(808) 238-3464