A portion of every sale will go to "our" three causes. Two of our charities are here on Kauai, and the other is in Gilgil, Kenya that gives us a changce reach out globally.
1. Kauai Foodbank- www.kauaifoodbank.org
The mission of the food bank is to “Prevent hunger, provide nutritional food for the hungry, and respond to emergencies.” The Hunger Study, 2010 reported that the Food Bank fed more than 11,000 unduplicated persons in 2009. Our demand for food has increased 40%, out food distribution increased 37%. Product is distributed as fast as donations come in. The economic downturn has effected our community creating desperation for individuals and families who must choose between purchasing food and other essential items. We are dedicated to feeding Kauai's hungry especially our children and elderly that are affected.
Office and Warehouse:
3285 Waapa Road, Lihue, HI 96766
3285 Waapa Road, Lihue, HI 96766
2. Child and Family Services-Hale Ho`omalu (East Kauai)
Hale Ho'omalu is a family support center provided by Child and Family Service, serving East Kauai (Wailua to Anahola).
Services offered by Hale Ho'omalu:
- Professional Counseling
- Community Outreach
- Service Coordination
- Information and Referral
- Parenting Classes
- Food Pantry and Clothes Closet
- Volunteer Training
- And More…
Hale Ho'omalu: Everyone who resides on the East side of Kauai is welcome! If you live in Wailua, Kapa'a or Anahola, services and support at Hale Ho'omalu are available to you.
Adults, teens, children, families, and friends are welcome. Call for more information or to sign up for one of our classes!
There are no fees charged for this program.
This program is funded by the State Department of Human Services and community donations.
Kauai – Hale Ho'omalu
4-1112 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Hawaii 96746
Phone: (808) 821-2520
Hours: Monday & Tuesday 12:00pm-5:00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm; Friday 9:00am-1:00pm
3. Welcome to the Wana Duma Children’s Project- http://www.wanaduma.org
Our Mission: Believing that an education holds the key to a healthy adulthood; the Wana Duma Children’s Project is dedicated to removing barriers that children in Kenya and elsewhere in the world encounter which impede their access to education. Specifically the Wana Duma Children’s Project identifies the stumbling blocks that are present for each of the children enrolled in the program. Areas such as food, housing, clothing, transportation, tuition, books and supplies are assessed individually and a practical solution offered. Our goal is to have every child that is enrolled in WDCP become a healthy, educated adult who can go into the community and continue to spread the mission of providing opportunities for education for the next generation.
We believe that an educated child that has developed good life-skills is more likely to become a steward of the environment and lay the foundation for a stronger community.
Make sure to read Susanne's blog; http://www.wanaduma.org/category/susannes-blog/
On a personal note, our calabash Auntie Susanne helped found the Wanaduma Childrens Project and we have helped several children grow and become adults; Samuel is following one of my personal dreams of being a motorcycle/bicycle mechanic now able to financially support his family. Hannah is a fantastic seamstress and is working on her own clothing/accessories line. If you are like me, you sometimes wonder if the children really get the benefit from the donations that you send and Susanne has shown me that they get all of it.
To contact us please call, write or use our email link below.
Address: Wana Duma Children’s Project
PO Box 1029
Stanwood, WA 98292
Phone: (360)387-5212 – to reach Karen Pelletier, Executive Director
Page link to email: http://www.wanaduma.org/contact/