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HALLOWEEN appeal from HOME Founder Dr. Jill Omori and the JABSOM Family Medicine Interest Group

Date: October 10th, 2017 in Giving, JABSOM News, Student Life    Print or PDF

A medical student paints faces at a Halloween Carnival Booth in 2014.

Pictured: A medical student paints faces at a Halloween Carnival Booth in 2014.

The Hawaiʻi HOME (Homeless Outreach & Medical Education) Project and the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Family Medicine Interest Group are once again sponsoring Halloween Carnivals at the Paiʻolu Kaiʻaulu Shelter in Waiʻanae and at the Family Assessment Center in Kakaʻako.

HOME is looking for donations of candy, other snacks, and small toys for prizes. If you would like to make a donation, we have collection bins near the security desk in the lobby of the Medical Education Building (MEB) on the JABSOM Kakaʻako campus.

Monetary donations are also welcome, please make checks out to “UH Foundation” and send to: 651 Ilalo St, MEB-OME, Honolulu, HI 96816 Attn: Jill Omori.

HOME volunteers are pictured outside the mobile clinic van at its stop in Wai?anae.


HOME volunteers are pictured outside the mobile clinic van at its stop in Waiʻanae last week.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FUN PROJECTS ON OCTOBER 28
“We are also looking for volunteers for our Waiʻanae Carnival on Saturday, 10/28/17 from 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m. or the Family Assessment Center on 10/31/17 from 5:30-8:00 pm,” said Dr. Omori (JABSOM MD 1995), who founded The Hawaiʻi HOME Project 11 years ago.

Headshot of Dr. Omori


Dr. Jill Omori, HOME Founder

“It is super fun and you would be helping with either serving food, a game or craft booth, face painting, balloon animals, or our photo booth (unless you have some other special talent that we can use).

You can’t beat the feeling of seeing all the kids dressed up in costumes having the time of their lives! There is even a Halloween costume parade!”, said Dr. Omori.

THE BAKE SALE IS OCT. 20
A HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR BAKE SALE is also scheduled on Friday, October 20 to raise money for the carnivals. Come to the JABSOM Medical Education Building (MEB) lobby and get some spooktacular treats and some great bargains on Halloween decorations, pumpkin carving kits, and Halloween baking supplies! If you would like to donate something to the bake sale, that is very welcome!

“As you can imagine, the children at these shelters don’t get to experience many of the normal joys of childhood, including going trick-or-treating. These carnivals provide them with fun activities in a safe environment, and provide them with memories that they can share with their friends. Thank you for helping to make Halloween special for these kids!,” said Dr. Omori.

MD students perform in costume during the 2016 Halloween show at JABSOM


MD students perform in costume during the 2016 Halloween show at JABSOM.

JABSOM HALLOWEEN “TOO GHOUL FOR SKOOL” COSTUME REVIEW IS OCT. 27
Our MD students (1st and 2nd year) invite you to the annual John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Halloween Spooktravaganza, starting around 1 p.m. in the Medical Education Building (MEB) Lobby on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. As always, the celebration is fueled by the creativeness of our students, inspired to be creative, since they dress up to host costumed Halloween carnivals for homeless keiki at O’ahu shelters. (The Halloween carnivals are held at sites where the volunteer medical students of the University of Hawaiʻi H.O.M.E., “Homeless Outreach and Medical Education” Project provide wellness checkups and free health services to the homeless all year long.

For the Spooktacular Extravaganza at JABSOM, come dressed for Halloween, and take part in show and costume contest — it is incredible FUN!! ALL JABSOM employees, students and affiliated programs are welcome!

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