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Maui Non-Profit Charity Groups- Another reason why Maui is so special!

Maui Plumerias in bloom

Maui Plumerias in bloom

Last week I attended a workshop for non profit groups on Maui. It was a workshop on “how to engage your board members”. I am Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation and therefore I felt it important to attend.

When I arrived at the workshop it struck me how many non-profit groups there are to keep Maui going. Non-profits that care for the sick, elderly, disabled, arts, music, dance, environment, service animals, animals, agriculture, healthcare and so much more are often taken for granted.  There are so many services we don’t think about until we or a loved one needs it. We assume that someone will take care of it. Right? Wrong! In the era of budget cutting, the first to go are services we don’t consider critical. But they are critical. In order to have a healthy and thriving community, we must take care of the weakest among us and encourage the expression of art, music and dance. For example, watching the service animals go through so much training and knowing what a tremendous gift that that animal will be for someone, is astounding. Watching the passion that the trainers have for what they do is inspiring. It is this kind of true aloha that makes us thrive with compassion. It is what makes life on Maui so special!

This past Saturday was our 36th annual Visitors Industry Charity Walk. Maui raised more money per capita than any other island. Maui is “No Ka Oi!- the best”. Maui County raised $863,542, the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association reported. The nonprofit raising the most money was the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation with $90,008! Read article from Maui News here http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/585473/Led-by-Maui–visitor-industry-walk-tops-its-previous-fundraising-total.html?nav=5161

Next time you consider making a gift, consider a donation to one of these non-profit charities that you feel is important to you.
Mahalo for your kokua! (Thank you for your help!)
Jeannie Kong

Below is a list of non profits on Maui . Click on the link below for a directory (they have the live links that will direct you to the website of each non-profit.
Visit http://www.mauinonprofit.org/content/4d812694f0347/Members.html

A KEIKI’S DREAM

ALOHA HOUSE

AMERICAN RED CROSS

BAILEY HOUSE MUSEUM

CATHOLIC CHARITIES HAWAII

COMMUNITY CLINIC OF MAUI

COMMUNITY WORK DAY

FAMILY LIFE CENTER

FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN’S JUSTICE CENTER OF MAUI, INC

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MAUI

HALE MAHAOLU

HALE MAKUA

HALEAKALA WALDORF SCHOOL

HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION – MAUI OFFICE

HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB

HOSPICE MAUI

HUI NO KE OLA PONO

HUI NOEAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER

IMUA FAMILY SERVICE

J. WALTER CAMERON CENTER

KA LIMA O MAUI

KEIKI KOKUA, INC.

LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF HAWAII

LOKAHI PACIFIC

MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION

MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

MAUI ADULT DAY CARE CENTER

MAUI ECONOMIC CONCERNS OF THE COMMUNITY

MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, INC.

MAUI FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

MAUI FAMILY YMCA

MAUI FOOD BANK, INC.

MAUI HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY, INC.

MAUI JOB CORPS SATELLITE CENTER

MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS

MAUI UNITED WAY

MAUI YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

MEDIATION SERVICES OF MAUI, INC.

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN HAWAII

MENTAL HEALTH KOKUA

NA HALE O MAUI

NA HOALOHA – NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF HAWAII

NISEI VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER

PACIFIC CANCER FOUNDATION

PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER

ROSELANI PLACE

ST. THERESA’S CHURCH

SALVATION ARMY

THE MAUI FARM, INC.

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN

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