Her Majesty’s Legacy:

On December 2, 1909, Queen Lili`uokalani executed a Deed of Trust, which established a private foundation dedicated to the welfare of orphan children. She amended her Deed of Trust on October 11, 1911 adding destitute children among her beneficiaries. As amended, she declared that “all the property of the trust estate, both principal and income, . . . shall be used by the Trustees for the benefit of orphan and other destitute children in the Hawaiian Islands, the preference to be given to Hawaiian children of pure or part aboriginal blood.”

Queen Lili‘uokalani Children's Center is a social service agency created to fulfill the Queen’s mission.  Our commitment is to the orphaned and destitute children in the State of Hawai‘i, with preference given to those of Hawaiian ancestry.  Together, with our partners, we work toward the development of:

  • Healthy children whose needs are met by a consistent, nurturing caregiver so that children can reach their full potential.
  • Strong positive family attachment built on a cultural and spiritual foundation
  • Stable home environment
  • Caring communities that are concerned about the welfare of their children



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