Vibrant Chinatown

 

Volunteers from EAH and other organizations coming together to spruce up the neighborhood!

In what began as a vision for a more vibrant Chinatown by Senator Susie Chun Oakland and several other civic and local leaders, monthly gatherings to help clean up the Chinatown community are now a common occurrence for local volunteers and several community-based organizations in the area. EAH Housing, a member of the Chinatown Business and Community Association, is a proud participant lending hands in the beautification efforts.

Staff and friends from the EAH Housing Hawaii office and EAH residential communities Kukui Gardens, Kukui Tower, Chinatown Manor and Kalani Gardens join with local civic leaders, the Honolulu Police Department, other volunteers and various organizations each month to remove graffiti on playgrounds and lamp posts, paint bus stops and public utilities, perform light landscaping, and clean up trash and litter around the community parks. Volunteers are provided with light refreshments as well as the tools needed to complete the tasks.

EAH staff and friends clean up graffiti. Other representatives that participate in this monthly event include staff from Senator Susie Chun Oakland’s office, the City & County of Honolulu, Department of Parks & Recreation, American Savings Bank, IHS, Chinatown Lions Club, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu Tower, Legal Aid Society, Central Pacific Bank, Leo Club, Moanalua-Nimitz Lion's Club, Lung Doo Benevolent Society, Luk Tung Kuen Association, Chinatown Business and Community Association, Arts District Merchants, West Honolulu Rotary, Downtown Rotary, Central Middle School and others.

EAH is honored to contribute our small part in improving local quality of life and keeping our neighborhoods vibrant places for us to live and work. Aloha to all the other volunteers – we’ll see you again soon, bright and early Saturday morning at the next #VibrantChinatown cleanup!

About EAH Housing
Established in 1968, EAH Housing has become one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. EAH develops low-income housing, manages over 100 properties in California and Hawaii, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts.