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Ever wonder what it takes to strengthen Hawaii families? Well you have come to the right place!

Here we pay tribute to the kolohe escapades of the Board of Directors and volunteers of Child & Family Service. Their love of our mission of strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children, means they are willing to don wigs, high heels, kinky boots and break out those all important jazz hands - all to raise funds to support the work of Child & Family Service!

In honor of 11 years of entertaining jaunts in the limelight by 46 of Hawaii’s leaders, we invite you to join us in a trip down memory lane. Enjoy our most memorable moments and please share your aloha and applause by voting for your favorite CFS Legends of Hope for Families!

Child & Family Service (CFS) Legends of Hope for Families

Since 2009, CFS has held its Annual Gala, spotlighting Hawaii leaders as performers in dance routines and skits, to raise funds that support our work strengthening families of Hawaii.  In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are taking our gala virtual to honor the dedication of our fearless performers of the past 11 years ~ affectionately known as our “CFS Legends of Hope.”

Through a committee of their peers, Legends of Hope have been nominated in eight (8) categories. Votes for nominees will help increase awareness of the important work CFS does, while also raising vital funding to support our mission. Please join us in voting for your favorite performances in any of the 8 categories!


Voting ends January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm!

Winners will be announced during a live television broadcast featuring Child & Family Service. Stay tuned for more details!

KGMB 6-7p March 6, Saturday

  • Spectrum & Hawaiian Telcom - Channel 7
  • Direct TV & Dish TV - Channel 9

KHNL 4-5p March 7, Sunday (encore airing)

  • Spectrum & Hawaiian Telcom - Channel 8
  • Direct TV & Dish TV - Channel 13

K5 8-9p March 11, Thursday (encore airing)

  • Spectrum, Hawaiian Telcom, & Direct TV - Channel 6
  • Dish TV - Channel 8





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Legends of Hope Voters

  • HONBLUE A day ago
  • HONBLUE A day ago $250.00
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  • Leela Stake 4 days ago $53.00
  • Kelly Tipple Good Luck Em!! 4 days ago $53.00
  • Courtnee Chun Well done Emily! 2 weeks ago
  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago
  • Cheryl Oncea Mahalo to all the executives who make donating so much fun (Carol Ai)! Mahalo especially to CFS for all they do for our community all year long! 2 weeks ago
  • Diane Kimura Fantastic work, Carol Ai and everyone at CFS! 2 weeks ago $100.00
  • Malia Kakos 2 weeks ago $159.00
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  • Justine Arrillaga Please tell Emily i am so impressed with her hard work and performance and this donation is in her honor! Mahalo, Justine Stamen Arrillaga 2 weeks ago $1,060.00
  • Sandra Kurtzig 2 weeks ago $530.00
  • InSight Imaging 2 weeks ago $530.00
  • HONBLUE A day ago $250.00
  • Cleigh and Sharon Pang 2 weeks ago $250.00
  • Malia Kakos 2 weeks ago $159.00
  • Julianne Erickson Looking Good Emily! Thank you for all you do for our community!!! Love, Team Erickson 2 weeks ago $106.00
  • Tia Hutchinson Emi - You are the ultimate diva and I am so excited to support you and Child and Family Service! You go girl!! 2 weeks ago $106.00
  • Anonymous I love CFS! Last month $106.00
  • Diane Kimura Fantastic work, Carol Ai and everyone at CFS! 2 weeks ago $100.00
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