Our Impact

When you donate to OhanaHC, you are helping the organization fulfill its mission to strengthen community connections of diverse groups of people through mentorship, partnerships, and events. Your donations allow us to do the work we do in a way that embodies our core values, providing the best experience possible for all our mentees. All donations contribute to:

  • Activities and event costs
  • Funding job opportunities for additional employees and internships to support OhanaHC
  • Covering costs to improve mentorship training 
  • Purchases that help improve the organization’s operations

Why OhanaHC

At OhanaHC, we value relationships and recognize that in order to better the outcomes for our students and the community, we must come together and show up for others. Supporting OhanaHC’s mission means you understand the value and work required to successfully empower students on their journey to self-defined success while strengthening community through diverse connections, intentional partnerships, and long-term mentorship. Help us reach our goal of building a culturally affirming and equitable community that everyone can thrive in. 

We know change takes time, and so does building trust and relationships. That’s why we start mentoring students from their freshman year in high school through their journey into the future within the span of 10 years. Your donation will allow OhanaHC to do more with our resources and provide opportunities to help students achieve success. 

What We Do

OhanaHC provides mentorship, starting with 9th graders, and commits to staying by their side for ten years. Each mentee is surrounded by three mentors, creating an Ohana. The mentors work together to connect with the mentee and be the best support that they can be.

We believe in partnership and not re-inventing the wheel. We share many special events and activities that are already happening in the community for our mentors and mentees to attend together. Through our partnerships, we offer and promote a variety of programs and learning opportunities for our mentors, mentees and their families, and the greater community. 

By supporting what others already do and by joining diverse spaces together, we are able to strengthen our sense of community, connect with like-minded people, expand our horizons, and get closer to achieving our mission, all while supporting others along the way.

Current Major Fundraiser

We just hosted our very first fundraiser, OhanaHC’s Annual 5k Race/Walk presented by Title Sponsor M&T Bank. The race was held on May 1, 2022, at Columbia Gateway Drive with 300 participants and 18 sponsors. The event raised over $30,000 in support of our organization.

Did you miss the race? We will be holding it again, so be on the lookout for next year’s announcement. In the meantime, feel free to donate and get involved!

Other Ways to Support

Founding Funders

Partner with us to create lasting change in our youth and community. Join Marylanders who inspire others and commit to one of our varying giving levels. Each gift is paid over five years. For more information, contact Steven Porter at sabasporter@gmail.com.

Harriet Tubman $250,000 ($50,000/year)

  • Website and annual report recognition
  • Website listing with logo
  • Email sponsorship for five years
  • Social media promotion

Lewis Charlton $100,000 ($20,000/year)

  • Website and annual report recognition
  • Website listing with logo
  • Email sponsorship for three years
  • Social media promotion

Frederick Douglass $75,000 ($15,000/year)

  • Website and annual report recognition
  • Website listing with logo
  • Email sponsorship for two years
  • Social media promotion

Thurgood Marshall $50,000 ($10,000/year)

  • Website and annual report recognition
  • Website listing with logo
  • Email sponsorship for two years
  • Social media promotion

Ellicott Brothers $10,000 ($2,000/year)

  • Website and annual report recognition

Rachel Carson $25,000 ($5,000/year)

  • Website and annual report recognition
  • Website listing with logo
  • Email sponsorship for one year
  • Social media promotion

James Rouse $15,000 ($3,000/year)

  • Website and annual report recognition
  • Website listing with logo
  • Email sponsorship for one year
  • Social media promotion

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Ohana of Howard County, Inc. is following the CDC, Maryland, and Howard County recommendations to ensure the safety of students, volunteers, and staff. At this time, we will be moving to in-person programming and masks are optional. When appropriate, we will provide hybrid or virtual options for engagement.

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