Gift Guide

For our first guide of the year, we’ve decided to take the holiday season up on its moniker as the “season of giving” and are happy to present our first Holiday Giving Guide. 2009 seems like the right year to explore ways to start the season with a commitment to strengthening our community. In a tough economic environment, these groups, many of them grassroots, need all of our support. So do the people they serve.

The goal this week: to offer a few ideas for how we can all really give to Honolulu, not just once during the holidays but going forward into 2010 and beyond. We’ve presented just a few of the many organizations and institutions doing important work on Oahu, and those mostly as examples. With a little digging, readers will find many others.