Student Activities

Make a Difference Day

Chinatown Scrub Down


Do you take pride in HPU and our downtown Honolulu community?  Want to make a difference and give back to this neighborhood?  Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service.  In the spirit of this event, a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors, HPU is partnering with Downtown Honolulu-Chinatown business owners and merchants to clean up and preserve the downtown area. 

The Arts District Merchants Association (ADMA) has recently joined the City’s Adopt a Block Program and is now responsible for the area bounded by Smith to Bethel Street and Beretania Street to Nimitz Highway.  ADMA’s first Adopt a Block effort, Chinatown Scrub Down, took place in April 2013 during which a cadre of volunteers worked to remove graffiti, staples, tape and unwanted posters from nearby buildings and utility poles.

Join us in this community-wide clean up project.  All supplies and equipment will be provided.  All HPU volunteers must wear closed toed shoes and will receive a FREE Swag Bag for participating!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

8:00am – Meet at the Smith and Beretania St. Urban Park Playground

8:30-10:30am – Clean up

To register for this event, click here

For event flyer, click here.

Should you have any questions, email