Introducing our “J”-pups!!

January 12th, 2015

Hawaii CAN started off 2015 by welcoming its newest litter of potential service dogs in-training!! The puppies were born on January 1st between about 12:30 am and 4 am. There are 10 puppies total – 4 girls and 6 boys. Hina and the pups are all doing great!!

Here’s a picture of new mom Hina with her puppies.


Foodland’s Give Aloha 2014

August 30th, 2014

Wow, it’s already been a year since the last Give Aloha program!! Hawaii CAN will once again be participating in Foodland’s Annual Give Aloha Community Matching Gifts Program, which begins this Monday, September 1st and ends on the last day of September. Your donation through your Foodland Makai Card (up to $249 per Makai Card) will amount to a portion of Foodland’s matching funds also being donated to Hawaii CAN. This is a great way of making your donations go farther for Hawaii CAN. Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word! The key is to tell the Foodland cashier to apply your donation to Hawaii CAN’s assigned 5-digit code: 78673

Please see Foodland’s Give Aloha page for more details about this program.


2014 Garage Sale

February 21st, 2014

Come support Hawaii CAN by visiting us at our GARAGE SALE in Mililani this Sunday to do a bit of shopping, grab some lunch, and support a wonderful, local non-profit organization.

What: Garage sale
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: 94-519 Kiilani Street, Mililani 96789

We will have tons of NEW and gently used items, including:
– Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing
– Jewelry
– Handbags
– Kid’s toys
– Books
– Baby gear (stroller, mattress pad, etc.)
– Household goods
– Furniture (small dining table with chairs, computer desk, etc.)
– And much more!

Our lunch menu will include:
– Hot dogs
– Chili dogs
– Chili & rice
– Nachos
– Drinks

Please help us spread the word! Hope to see you there!


Foodland’s Give Aloha 2013

August 11th, 2013

Hawaii CAN is once again participating in Foodland’s Give Aloha program!! From September 1st through the 30th, customers can donate to Hawaii CAN at all Foodland and Sack N Save stores statewide. Foodland and Western Union Foundation will also match donations up to a total of $350,000. The matching donations have historically run out really fast so if you donate in the first week or so, Hawaii CAN will have a good chance of benefitting from the matching contribution. We will be grateful, however, for any donation made.

To donate, all you need to do is use your Maika’i card when you check out, and give the cashier our code, 78673.

Please see Foodland’s Give Aloha page for more details about this program.


Price Busters VIP Discount Card

August 10th, 2013

We are thrilled to announce Price Busters’ generous support of Hawaii CAN by launching a VIP Discount Card Program to benefit Hawaii CAN. We all love shopping at Price Busters – now shopping at your favorite Price Busters store will also support your favorite charity! Please ask us for your own FREE Price Busters VIP Discount Card by emailing us at, calling us at 808.781.2596 or asking one of our dedicated volunteers. Each time you shop at Price Busters, please present the card to the cashier, which will enable Hawaii CAN to receive a Price Busters donation equivalent to 10% of the total amount of your purchases that day! Mahalo Price Busters!!!


Happy Tails to You

August 7th, 2013

Hawaii CAN is excited to announce its 4th annual fundraiser dinner, Happy Tails to You, on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Ke`ehi Lagoon Veteran’s War Memorial from 4 to 7 pm. At this paniolo-themed event, you can meet our service dogs in-training and hear all about our new and exciting programs.

Come on down and…

  • Fill up at our BBQ-inspired buffet dinner
  • Round up some loot at our silent auction
  • Enjoy fun activities for people and dogs

You can find more information and buy tickets online here. You may also contact us at or (808) 781-2596.

Events, Fundraisers

Military Appreciation Day

May 19th, 2013

In honor of Military Appreciation Day, we would like to say thank you to all of the brave men and women who serve our country! We are especially lucky to have Terry, Trey, Daniel, and Takumi, soldiers who have recently returned from oversees, as new volunteers with Hawaii CAN!


Dawn and Hannah on Wake Up 2day

September 20th, 2012

Hawaii CAN’s very own Dawn and Hannah were featured on KHON’s Wake Up 2day show on Wednesday, September 19. Dawn talked about what Hawaii CAN is all about while Hannah enjoyed lots of petting and demonstrated a “visit”. She even got a few “yip”s in!! In case you missed it, watch the video here!!


Get your tickets now!!

September 6th, 2012

Our 3rd annual fundraiser dinner, Hooray for Howllywood, is coming up soon!! If you haven’t already, now’s the time to get your tickets!! $50 of our $100 individual tickets are tax deductible and go straight to supporting our programs. Please join us on Saturday, October 20th, for a fun evening at a private party at the Plaza Club where we’ll have a fabulous buffet dinner with entertainment. You’ll have a chance to win door prizes and prizes for games while you hear all about the exciting things Hawaii CAN has been doing. You can also participate in bidding in our silent auction, which includes amazing movie memorabilia like a 16 x 20 Star Wars Movie Poster signed by original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and more!!


Donate through Foodland’s Give Aloha program

August 31st, 2012

Every year, during the month of September, Foodland hosts its Give Aloha program. It was created in 1999 to honor Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan, as a way of continuing his legacy of giving back to the community. From September 1st through the 30th, at all Foodland and Sack N Save stores statewide, customers are able to make a donation to a Hawaii non-profit organization. This year, you can start donating to Hawaii CAN using the code 78673. The great thing is that Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match donations up to a total of $350,000 for all organizations!!

To donate, all you need to do is use your Maika’i card when you check out, and give the cashier our code, 78673.

Please see Foodland’s Give Aloha page for more details about this program.