ALOHA=LOVE Community Drive

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the world’s largest association for the meeting and event industry and is committed to supporting the local community.  The Aloha Chapter and our members believe it is our kuleana to give back to the island and its people in need. We are proud to launch the 2018 Aloha Community Program to support efforts in making Hawaii a better place for all!

TALKING DA TALK:  MPI Aloha Chapter wants to be your resource to get information, education, and volunteer opportunities.  Spread the word… MPI is here to protect the aina and its people.  We will be providing information to help support your local community both in volunteer work and donations.  Please check our events calendar for regular updates and share the information with those who can help.

WALKING DA WALK:  We know that it’s important to personally and professionally be involved in the local community. So we’re not just talking the talk… we’re walking the walk.   We will be hosting and participating in regular activity to provide support to those in need.

Click HERE to visit our calendar which highlights specialty events, community drives, and many chances to participate and/or donate to help worthy causes.

Please save the date to fight homelessness with  ALOHA = LOVE Community Drive – February 12 -16, 2018.

Email:  pguterres@laylowwaikiki.com for more information.

DONATE NOW:
Time is precious, if it’s easier to send a donation via check, please mailing to:

MPI Aloha Chapter
PO Box 8452
Honolulu, HI  96830

We will provide documentation on how and who receives the donation. If you prefer a specific organization or cause please state this with the donation. 100% of the donation will be given to the cause of your choosing.

Institute for Human Services
https://ihshawaii.org/

IHS, Institute for Human Services is Hawaii’s largest and most comprehensive human services agency exclusively supporting those who are unsheltered or at-risk of homelessness. IHS is a multi-service center that specializes in providing tailored solutions that move families into housing, helps develop self-sufficiency, and reconnects them with the community.

– Many families in Oahu are successfully transitioning from the shelter to housing or partaking in the new Kahauiki Village development. Valentine’s week we are collecting both donation for Welcome Baskets to help make their house, their home.

WELCOME BASKETS:
We are in need of gently used and new items. We cannot accept torn, stained, or overused items.

o Bedding – Sheets (50-Full & 50-Queen)
o Bedding – Pillow Cases (Small & Large)
o Towels
o Laundry Soap (100)
o Cookware (Pots & Pans)
o Cooking Utensils
o Dish-washing Soap (100)
o Rice Cookers (40)
o Microwaves (40)
o Dish Racks (100)
o Cleaning Supplies: Clorox Wipes (50)
o Cleaning Supplies: Glass Cleaners (50)
o Wash Cloths
o Toilet Paper (100 rolls)
o Paper Towels (200 rolls)

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
o The Laylow Waikiki / Patricia Guterres-Kimball / Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5PM
o The Hilton Hawaiian Village / Ava / Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5PM
o Maikiki Area / Patricia Guterres-Kimball / Saturday – Sunday, by appointment / call or text (808) 554-2892
o Kaaahi Women & Family Shelter / 546 Kaaahi Street, Honolulu / Pull up to the gate, drop off center alongside the building (off Kaamahu Place)

Project Hawaii’s

https://www.helpthehomelesskeiki.org/

Project Hawaii’s mission is to enhance the lives of homeless children throughout the year by providing interactive programs. Help our keiki escape their cycle of poverty by helping them gain self-esteem, build life and social skills and keep them healthy. This program primarily helps those living unsheltered on the islands. Due to the high number of “clean sweeps” and unstable encampment resources these families to remain in the shelter for a long period of time.

GIFT CARDS:
We are in need of outreach gift cards which allow families to purchase items lost – due to the “clean sweeps” or immediate needs while in the shelter. Preferably small dominations from $5-30 each.

o Target, Walmart, Ross, or T.J Maxx gift cards – for children and teens to choose clothing.

o Panda’s Express, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Teddy’s Burgers gift cards – for families as a meal card.

o Longs, Walgreens, or Safeway gift cards – for hygienic products and school supplies.

– Mail gift cards to the shelter directly and mention the MPI ALOHA = LOVE Community Drive.

Project Hawaii
P.O. Box 1844
Kea’au, HI 96749-1844

Ka Hale A Ke Ola

http://www.khako.org/

Ka Hale A Ke Ola is a comprehensive resource center that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, adult education and training, counseling, a primary care medical clinic and facilities for child care. KHAKO is dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless and hungry on Maui by providing emergency food and housing, voicing their concerns, and empowering them to take responsibility for their own lives, and to call on the community to assist in these actions.