Child and Family Services encourages families to ‘go the extra mile’

CP: Child and Family Services

Child & Family Service today announced the Marathon of Quarters, a grassroots virtual initiative to create real “change” in the state of Hawaii, with a call for donations this GivingTuesday November 30.

The CFS Marathon of Quarters aims to raise enough funds to run the length of a marathon (26.2 miles) in quarters, equivalent to $434,563, to further the organization’s mission across the State to strengthen families. The campaign is live until December 31, 2021.

In addition to a donation on GivingTuesday, Hawaii residents can prepare for the virtual marathon by stocking up on real carbs at Zippy’s, which is hosting a special fundraiser for CFS. For every plate of spaghetti sold on GivingTuesday, CFS will receive $1.

The Marathon of Quarters fundraiser is run by the CFS Guild, an all-volunteer group that has supported the organization through fundraising and awareness since 1984.

“We are really excited to launch this campaign. We hope the public will join us in this special opportunity to help one another, especially as we approach the holiday season,” said Guild President Shelley Toy.


“We are so grateful for the genius of our CCC Guild volunteer leaders who lead the Neighborhood Marathon. Two things make this more meaningful: This is a 100% volunteer fundraiser and every quarter raised stays here in Hawai’i, furthering our mission to strengthen Hawaiian families,” said President and CEO. of CFS management, Karen Tan. “We’re all about family, and the MOQ campaign will help CFS continue to be a source of hope for children and families in the community.”


Organizers encourage the public to mark their calendars and visit November 30

Child & Family Service is a full-service, family-centered, non-profit organization that has worked in the community since 1899 and is dedicated to strengthening families and supporting the healthy development of children. With a range of statewide programs that welcome everyone from keiki to kūpuna across the islands, CFS helps Hawaiian families cope with some of life’s toughest situations, including poverty, abuse and neglect.

From July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, CFS provided direct services to 17,045 people and touched an additional 76,500 lives through phone calls, referrals, educational presentations and caring for people visiting centers families without an appointment.

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