Air Date: October 2, 2013
Magin Patrick, once a homeless child herself has made it her life mission to help the homeless kids in Hawaii.
In 2006, Magin founded Project Hawai’i, Inc. a non-profit organization that pairs teen mentors with poverty stricken children. The free camp is designed to allow the children to escape everyday troubles in a safe and serene environment. Magin and her volunteers teach the kids life skills, provide them with healthy meals, and give them clothes and school supplies.
The National Center on Family Homelessness reports that 16,000 children are living in poverty in Hawaii and 1 out of 10 are homeless. The Hawaii State Department of Education identified 2,973 homeless school children.
Project Hawai’i, Inc. is normally a month long summer camp for children in need. However, Magin’s been short on funding and was forced to cut the camp down to a week. She’s maxed out a handful of credit cards and took out a $15,000 loan to keep the camp operating.
5-hour ENERGY® Helps surprised Magin with $50,000 at her camp in Hilo, Hawaii. With the money she knows she’ll be able to keep Project Hawai’i, Inc. going.