When Aririn began experiencing a lot of pain, it prevented her from working and none of the doctors in Guam could diagnose the issue. Concerned about her health, she moved to Hawaii with her two children for better access to healthcare. They arrived in June, and Aririn entered a shelter for patients with health-related concerns. After three months, she moved into low-income housing with her mother and children.
With only a dining set and bookshelf in their home, Aririn used our Community Clearinghouse to furnish their home for free with a leather sectional couch, bed, dresser, shelves and kitchen items. When her children returned from school, they were so excited to see a couch in their living room.
Through the generosity of donors, the program distributed nearly 36,000 items in 2022 to families just like Aririn's, saving them almost $469,000 on household expenses.