How you can support us

Together we can accomplish great things

Through your support we are able provide additional care for the residents at Hale Pulama Mau through our monthly Friendship Teas and annual Adopt-a-Mom event as well as find new ways to enrich their lives. Your support also goes to provide academic scholarships to students focused on gerontology and women's health and to provide grants to individuals or non-profits who are perpetuating Japanese culture in Hawaii. Here are the ways you can support our financially support our mission.

Special Donor Offer: Handmade Kimono Quilt

JWSF has been blessed to be able to make a special offer of a handmade kimono wall art designed by JWSF member Ellen Carson to the first three donors of a $1,000 or more.

Until the end of March 2022, if you donate $1,000 or more, you will receive one of Ellen’s special handmade quilts as a thank you for your generous contribution. Please contact JWSF Development Co-Chair Melanie Takahashi at

Your contribution will support The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation with its longstanding efforts including:

  • Awards of scholarships to students studying in a gerontology-related field and grants to nonprofit organizations who are perpetuating the Japanese culture in Hawaii.
  • Coordination of monthly friendship teas for residents of Kuakini Home, an assisted living facility on the second floor of Hale Pullman Mau on the Kuakini Health System campus, during which JWSF members provide and serve residents with a lunch of Japanese and local foods and arrange for dancing and singing entertainment.


Through your donations we can continue to enrich the local community in the area's of culture, education, gerontology and women's issues. Whether through support activites for the 2nd floor residents at Hale Pulama Mau, providing grants to local non-profits and individuals, or academic scholarships for local students in the geriatric field, your donation of any amount is graciously needed.

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We have released two publications. A revision of our awarding winning 2004 Kokoro Book and a cookbook filled with all the local recipes of the japanese hawaiian community, Sharing With Heart.

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Through out the year we host both exclusive events for our Member's and their guests and well as events that are open to the public. Proceeds from these events go to help support our programs throughout the year.

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