May 25, 2023 – May 31, 2023
WHAT: ‘Ilima at Leihano senior living community in Kapolei is hosting a Toy & Towel pet supply drive to help local shelter pets. The public is invited to take a "paws" for a good cause by simply driving up to drop off donations on a table located at the ‘Ilima front entrance, or donors can buzz the door and care associates will help to collect the items. Requested donations include unopened, unexpired pet food, supplies, towels, and toys, and the senior residents, together with their families, will also be actively contributing to the drive. Collected items will be delivered to Hawaiian Humane Society’s new westside Kosasa Family Campus.
‘Ilima at Leihano serves Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory care residents. A pet-friendly community, care associates note they have observed the special connection that animals bring to people of all generations. Pet therapy animals are also frequent visitors to engage with the kupuna residents, and the community has seen a positive impact, particularly in Memory Care, in these interactions.