2013 MauiTime Charity Gift Guide

We live in tough times for nonprofit organizations. Government spending is drying up, and that means they’re increasingly being forced to take up the slack. Otherwise, the neediest individuals in society will be left on their own.

Year in and year out, we’ve watched these charitable organizations attempt to do more with less funds. Even here on Maui, the sight of Santa Claus clad in a pair of board shorts does little to temper the depression we get when thinking of those who lack houses, proper medical care and simple nutrition.

As we’ve done in years past, we offer this wish list from a few dozen of the county’s nonprofit organizations. They all need money, sure, but many would like other things–stuff you might even have at home, gathering dust in the closet. So please go through the list, and see what you can give. It’s entirely possible that some of the junk in your garage that you’re not using might actually make someone’s holiday just a bit more memorable.

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EAST MAUI ANIMAL REFUGE

WHAT THEY DO:
For more than 35 years, the Boo Boo Zoo has taken in orphaned, injured and otherwise distressed animals that have had no other person or facility to be brought to, and if necessary supplied a lifetime home for those animals. The Boo Boo Zoo has been so busy caring for over 400 animals that we have not had available personnel to do fundraising. That is one of the greatest needs we face today–raising funds to keep the facility alive.

The Boo Boo Zoo is a non-profit organization funded solely by public support and is an all-volunteer organization. Though the majority of animals brought to the Refuge are from Maui, we have received and cared for distressed animals from all the islands.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Financial donations
• Any type of animal feed
• Medical supplies and equipment
• Farm supplies, tools, equipment

CONTACT:
Sylvan J. Schwab–Pres/Exec Dir
25 Maluaina Pl., Haiku
808 572-8308
booboozoo.org
[email protected]

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MEDIATION SERVICES OF MAUI

WHAT THEY DO:
Our caseload is growing as we assist more members of our community to resolve a wide variety of conflicts. MSM is expanding their programs in the areas of workplace conflict, youth peer mediation and elder abuse. They have begun small improvements to our offices and hired additional staff. They also added Shadow, our canine conflict mediator in training.

“MSM is committed to bringing people together to find their own best solutions, a process that promotes respect, communication and peace,” states the organization. They also provide professional training for new mediators, businesses and agencies as well as help groups resolve disputes in the areas of landlord/tenants, homeowners associations, divorce mediation and parenting plans and elder care.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Couch and/or loveseat for the waiting room
• Room divider/screen
• Four matching conference table chairs
• Artwork
• Two desk chairs
• Silent Auction items
• Gift cards to thank volunteers
• Digital camera
• K-cups

CONTACT:
Sandi Reynolds
J. Walter Cameron Center
95 Mahalani St., Suite 25, Wailuku
808-244-5744
mauimediation.org
[email protected]

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THE FRIENDS OF MOKU‘ULA

WHAT THEY DO:
The Friends of Moku‘ula are preparing for a new archaeological dig for Maui’s sacred island of Moku‘ula in 2014. They want this Native Hawaiian cultural site restored and recognized as a world heritage site. Currently buried beneath dirt and coral in Lahaina Town, for 500 years Moku‘ula was the residence for the chiefs of Maui and Hawaiian royalty. Fresh water Mokuhinia ponds once surrounded the sand/silt island.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Help keeping the site at the corner of Front and Shaw Streets watered and free of weeds and debris
• Gardening tools (shovel, hoe, trowels), 5-gal. buckets, 100-ft. water hose and gardening gloves in various sizes
• Laptop computer

CONTACT:
Friends of Moku‘ula, Inc., Lahaina
Mokuula.com
Facebook.com/mokuula
MauiNei.com
@MauiNei
[email protected]

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IMUA FAMILY SERVICES

WHAT THEY DO:
Imua Family Services is the only program in the State of Hawaii to offer services to keiki three to five with developmental delay who do not otherwise qualify for DOE services. They work hard to provide comprehensive services to keiki (birth to six) with special needs, disabilities or developmental delays so they may reach their fullest potential in life. They strive to provide them with highly trained and qualified therapists who specialize in speech language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and care coordination services.

Children who do not receive these critical services in the first five years of life will grow to have a much harder time to succeed in many areas of life, often these children become abused, neglected and suffer extreme low self-esteem which can lead to other problems.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Toys
• Monetary donations
• Office equipment
• Waiting room furniture
• Keiki furniture
• Baby changing tables

CONTACT:
Marina Satoafaiga
95 Mahalani St. Suite 19A, Wailuku
808-244-7467
imuafamilyservices.org
facebook.com/imuafamily
[email protected]

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MAUI TOMORROW

WHAT THEY DO:
Maui Tomorrow is an environmental advocacy organization dedicated to the preservation of Maui’s natural and cultural resources. We serve as a watchdog for enforcement of Hawaii’s environmental and land use laws. They conduct community forums and workshops and provide input into the planning process and engage in legal actions when necessary.

They also have a new CleanAirMaui smartphone app which lets the community report excessive smoke, ash and dust violations over the phone with accurate GPS location, time and date stamp and photo. This information goes directly to EPA Region 9; the state Department of Health’s Clean Air Branch, and the Office of the Mayor.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Financial donations
• Volunteers to serve on Maui Tomorrow committees

CONTACT:
Irene Bowie, Executive Director
Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Inc.
55 N. Church Street, Suite A4, Wailuku
808-244-7570
maui-tomorrow.org
[email protected]

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

WHAT THEY DO:
Habitat for Humanity is currently working on a 16-unit condominium project in Happy Valley. This is the first time in Hawaii an affiliate is building a multi-family project to serve more people. Habitat is also renovating nine units at Harbor Lights for homeownership.

Their Brush With Kindness program does critical repairs for houses that need work to assure the safety of its occupants. Habitat recently completed a house renovation in Kahului where we repaired a roof, the interior ceilings and laid flooring so that the kupuna could age in place.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Fork Lift
• Scaffolding
• Donations for their ReStore

CONTACT:
970 L. Main St., Wailuku
808-242-1140
habitat-maui.org
facebook.com/habitat.maui
[email protected]

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PAIA YOUTH AND CULTURAL CENTER

WHAT THEY DO:
For 20 years, the youth center has been “building community through our youth.” This means they offer life-skills programs that prepare about 500 youths for a successful future and increased self awareness. They offer daily cooking classes, RadiOpio 88.9FM youth radio broadcasting, video, photography, music, outdoor leadership activities, daily recreation and the StoneWave Skatepark.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Financial donations
• Drinking fountain
• Bodyboards, good-quality, with leashes
• Art Supplies: canvases, brushes, acrylic paints, charcoal, inks and everything else
• Photography equipment: Canon lenses, film, camera bodies and lighting
• Recreation and sports equipment: balls, gloves and any other lightly used equipment
• XBOX 360 and video games

CONTACT:
Susun White or Peter Swanzy
PO Box 790999, Paia, HI 96779
808-579-8354
pyccmaui.org
facebook.com/pycc.maui
[email protected] or [email protected]

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HALIIMAILE GARDEN

WHAT THEY DO:
The mission of Hali‘imaile Community Garden is to build community around food self-sufficiency. Through educational outreach and provision of garden space, Hali‘imaile Community Garden aims to increase access to fresh and healthy produce, encouraging food self-sufficiency and reducing hunger. Organic gardening and the food it provides families goes a long way towards bettering the environment, building community involvement, improving family finances, increasing good health, and reducing stress through better nutrition.

Statistics show that one out of seven people in the world go to bed hungry. Hali‘imaile Community Garden’s newest project directly addressing this challenge is the Goodwill Garden–a dedicated space where produce is grown specifically for making weekly donations to Hale Kau Kau and the Maui Food Bank, organizations that feed the hungry. Since the Goodwill Garden was established last April, the garden has provided several hundred pounds of fresh produce each month to help feed the hungry.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Garden Tools
• Pickaxe
• Chainsaw
• Rolls of commercial weed mat
• 20’ x 12’ or larger tarps
• PVC Pipes and Fittings (1 1/2 inch and 2”)
• Postage stamps, envelopes, copy paper
• Garden furniture (tables, chairs)
• Volunteers
• Cash donations

CONTACT:
Kevin Harrington, President
PO Box 1296, Puunene, HI 96784
415-480-4769
haliimailegarden.com
[email protected]

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HUI NOEAU

WHAT THEY DO:
The mission of the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center is to unlock creativity through exceptional visual arts education and to enhance this endeavor through the preservation of the historic Kaluanui estate. One of the last of its kind, the Hui’ is a non-profit, non-degree granting, community arts education organization offering open access to quality arts instruction by teaching artists.

Hui programs, exhibitions, facilities and projects benefit over 16,000 artists, youth, educators, community members annually. Without arts-oriented universities or private art schools on Maui, the Hui No‘eau provides Maui residents and visitors with a unique and essential arts education resource, fostering a mutual passion for preservation, commitment to excellence in education and advocacy for the arts.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Cash donations towards their Gallery Restoration project
• Volunteers for special events
• Donations of merchandise or services for the silent auction at the upcoming Art Affair celebration on Feb. 22, 2014

CONTACT:
Shay Belisle, Senior Development Officer
2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao
808-572-6560
huinoeau.com
facebook.com/hui.noeau
[email protected]

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HAWAII ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION

WHAT THEY DO:
They’re a no-kill animal rescue on the island of Maui that serves all of Maui county. They are funded entirely by donations and grants. They can be seen outside of Whole Foods at the Maui Mall on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Salmon and sweet potato dog food (Costco)
• Kirkland brand canned dog food
• Towels, blankets and or comforter bedding
• Dog beds, preferably large
• Standard printer paper
• Printer ink
• Fosters and volunteers willing to spend time and energy with the animals

CONTACT:
Penny Dearborn or Dawn Hall
P.O. Box 515, Puunene, HI 96784
808-876-0022
hawaiianimalrescue.org
[email protected] or [email protected]

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CAMP IMUA

WHAT THEY DO:
Camp Imua is a true Maui Tradition and demonstrates the meaning of Aloha. For the past 37 years, it has provided a summer camp experience for children with special needs and developmental delays. The annual summer camp creates a safe and loving environment for children with special needs to experience activities that they normally would not engage in and brings out true confidence for the children. Camp Imua is the only camp of its kind in the State of Hawaii and many local business and community members come together to make this time memorable for the children who attend.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Colorful construction paper, poster boards
• Color pencils, pens or chalk
• Glue, glitter, foam cut crafts
• Fabric pens, glitter pens
• Beads, yarn, string, elastic for stringing, etc.
• Sports equipment; basketballs, footballs, jump ropes, hula hoops, etc.
• Pool, goggles, floaties, rafts
• Anything related to arts & crafts, sports or pool activities would be great!

CONTACT:
Maile John
95 Mahalani St. Suite 19A, Kahului
808-283-5155
imuafamilyservices.org
facebook.com/PaddleImua
[email protected]

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MAUI FOREST BIRD RECOVERY PROJECT

WHAT THEY DO:
They are a research and management organization dedicated to the recovery of Maui’s native forest birds. They focus our efforts on the current most endangered bird–the Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill). There are only 500 of them left in the world and they are only found on Maui. They study the bird’s breeding biology, population status and productivity each year. They are also working to restore the leeward dry forest of Haleakala–planting about 7,000 trees this fall–where Kiwikiu were once found. They will reintroduce the birds there once the forest is ready.

This past season, their team put in 3,300 hours of research, re-sighting 17 individual Kiwikiu and banding eight new ones. Overall, they located and monitored 21 Kiwikiu pairs to gain more information about this population and what can be done to help them.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Rain gear (pants, jackets)
• Fuel for field vehicles
• Oil and brake changes for field vehicles.
• AA/AAA batteries
• Field camp consumables (TP and biodegradable dish soap)
• Insoles for boots
• Office supplies (Copy/printer paper, mechanical pencils, Sharpies)
• Rubber Boots (all sizes)
• Rite in the Rain field notebooks
• Foldable hand-saws
• Kitchen items for camps and intern housing
• Landscaping help
• Printing services
• Work gloves
• Graphic design services

CONTACT:
Hanna Mounce or Laura Berthold
2465 Olinda Rd., Makawao
808-573-0280
Mauiforestbirds.org
[email protected]

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FAMILY LIFE CENTER

WHAT THEY DO:
Stabilize the lives of people of all ages with food, shelter, the necessities of life and counseling. They’ve placed a number of families in permanents housing and provided food and clothing for 925 people–a total of 26,609 meals.

“No one is ever turned away,” they say. “Taking people off of the streets improves the quality of life for everyone.”

WHAT THEY NEED:
• New van
• Shredder
• Paper goods for serving meals
• Toilet paper
• Laundry soap
• Gift certificates for food and gas
• Cleaning supplies

CONTACT:
Jackie Harp
95 S. Kane St. Kahului
808-877-0880 ext. 213
[email protected]

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WOMEN HELPING WOMEN

WHAT THEY DO:
They provide support and services to victims of domestic violence, primarily women and their children who are fleeing for their safety. They also offer support for people obtaining temporary restraining orders (TROs). Women Helping Women has offices in Lahaina and on Lanai to provide services in those communities as well.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Financial contributions
• Laundry soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, combs and bath towels
• Gift cards for gas, food and activities
• New packets of women’s and children’s underwear (all sizes), rubber slippers and socks

CONTACT:
808-242-6600
[email protected]

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HANA YOUTH CENTER

WHAT THEY DO:
HYC strives to provide an environment free from the influences of drugs, alcohol and violence. While trying to make positive impressions on our youth through programs and activities, tools and life skills are offered to assist them in decision making now and into the future.

As a drop-in after school program, we offer various activities in education, recreation, prevention, social and cultural awareness. HYC serves as the home base for Hawaii Tech Academy for Hana, an alternative to the normal public school and GED offering. HYC collaborates with several other organizations, one notable is Movies in the Park, a community and family building activity held monthly.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Cash donations, which will be matched dollar for dollar for our Computer Lab
• A new vehicle

CONTACT:
Hana Youth Center
5091 Uakea Rd., Hana
P.O. Box 464, Hana, HI 96713
808-248-8504
Facebook.com/pages/Hana-Youth-Center
[email protected]

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MAUI

WHAT THEY DO:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one to one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization says that all Big Brothers Big Sisters’ matches are “carefully administered and held to the strictest standards. Agency staff strives for matches that are not only safe and well suited to each child’s needs, but also harmonious and built to last. The entire matching process, from the initial screening to the final pairing—and beyond—is made possible by corporate sponsors and individual donors.”

They also provide ongoing support and supervision to the Big, the Little and the Little’s family. They offer training and advice to help ensure that the match is working for everyone involved. “It is this web of support that helps maximize the likelihood that a Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship will thrive,” they say.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Mentors
• Landscapers to assist with yard work
• Maintenance help
• Sponsors for their Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event and Gingerbread House Event
• Arts & Crafts for their after school programs
• Snacks & Drinks for their after school programs
• Match activities for the Big & Little
• Gift cards
• Cash donations
• Van to transport children to programs

CONTACT:
Char Tomas, Operations Manager
200 Waimaluhia Ln., Wailuku
808-242-9754
Bigsofmaui.org
[email protected]

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GIVING BACK

WHAT THEY DO:
Their mission is to enhance the lives of all older adults by pairing active seniors with frail elders in loving intergenerational relationships. They do this by offering learning opportunities that include integrated movements, vision training, focusing and balance exercises in hopes of preventing injuries from falls and enhancing cognitive skills.

They also have an intergenerational mentoring program with seniors and children, and are developing a new program. “We operate on grants,” they say. “We are very small and do not have the staff to hold a fundraiser.”

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Help in creating training webinars
• Marketing assistance
• Help in understanding Facebook and social media
• Computer help in general

CONTACT:
Karen Peterson
PO Box 791339, Paia, HI 96779
808-573-3109
MoveWithBalance.org
facebook.com/movewithbalance
[email protected]

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MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION

WHAT THEY DO:
Maui AIDS Foundation Case Managers work with HIV/AIDS positive clients. They offer detailed information about HIV/AIDS medical care options and help access the MED-Quest state health insurance program. They discuss the importance of linking to a doctor who specializes in HIV and schedule appointments on behalf of the client if needed. They also provide Ryan White financial assistance to ensure clients receive proper medical and dental care, financial housing assistance through available housing programs and access to entitlement programs through the Social Security Administration. Their Food Pantry is open five days a week and offers clients various types of food, including fresh fruit, fresh produce, and other essential foods.

Maui AIDS Foundation also provides many programs for the community including educational programs to inform them about HIV/AIDS, its transmission, prevention and the impact on the residents of Maui County. They offer free anonymous and confidential HIV and Hep-C testing, with test results in 20 minutes, five days a week at our office in Wailuku, and at outreach sites–Kihei, Lahaina and Hali’imaile every week. They also offer tests in Hana and on Molokai twice a year. For positive results, they provide post-counseling and link the client with HIV medical care and case management. For those testing negative, testers offer counseling on safe sex practices to ensure their status remains negative. Prevention workers also distribute Safe Sex Kits (SSKs) that include condoms, lubricants and safe sex information to thousands of people living on and visiting Maui each year. They also provide speaking engagements to schools, the Maui Police Department and other community groups.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• AED Defibrillator
• White copy paper
• Stamps for mailing letters
• New reception area furniture
• Corner desk with hutch
• Doctors stool
• iPad for patient check-in
• Financial donations

CONTACT
Steve Hire, Executive Director
1935 Main St., Suite 101, Wailuku
[Mailing address: P.O. Box 858, Wailuku, HI 96793]
808-242-4900
MauiAIDS.org
[email protected]

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MAUI FOOD BANK

WHAT THEY DO:
The Maui Food Bank is Maui County’s primary safety net for providing food for people in need. They currently serve about 10,000 people a month who are at risk of going hungry–40 percent of those we serve are children and youth. It’s the goal and mission of the Maui Food Bank to help the hungry by providing safe and nutritious food to everyone who is in need of hunger relief.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Financial contributions
• Canned meat and tuna
• Canned fruits and vegetables
• Canned meals and soups with protein
• Cereal
• Rice
• Pasta

CONTACT:
808-243-9500
Mauifoodbank.com

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THEATRE THEATRE MAUI

WHAT THEY DO:
Theatre Theatre Maui provides creative performing arts training and experience to the youth of West Maui throughout the calendar year and during school instruction. TTM teams with other organizations and schools such as the Boys and Girls Club Maui, Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School to provide theatre arts tutors and instructors to work with the youth of West Maui. They also hold an annual six-week summer theater camp that culminates with a live production of a summer musical. Each year, TTM provides moderate tuition fees for their summer camp and even financial aid for tuition for qualifying families.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Financial donations
• Costumes
• Paint
• Paint brushes
• Tools such as drills and circular saw, hammers, etc.
• Ladders
• Craft supplies for props and tutor program

CONTACT:
Angela Thompson–Executive Director
PO Box 12318, Lahaina, HI 96761
808-661-1168
[email protected]

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HUI HO‘OLANA

WHAT THEY DO:
They provide an environment where teachers can bring their students–who are not only impacted by the class itself, but by the container in which they are held–Hui Ho‘olana, it’s staff, the grounds and the buildings.

Their native restoration efforts have intrinsic benefits to the ‘aina and all the plant and animal species that a healthy native ecosystem supports. Prior to this project, only a limited few invasive plant species grew on the land; now there is a diverse native plant community in which species flourish, produce flowers and seeds, and new native seedlings recruit without being planted by people. Native forest birds have been spotted among the restored native areas, and it is likely that native insects and other pollinators are returning as well. In addition, all the people involved in the project benefit from the educational experience of growing native plants and actively participating in ecological restoration.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Solar array project making it so they can be off the grid
• Water catchment systems to add to the one they already use

CONTACT
Bronwyn Cooke
PO 280, Kualapuu, HI 96757
808-646-0034
Huiho.org
[email protected]

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GROW SOME

WHAT THEY DO:
Now in it’s sixth year,Grow Some is a nonprofit community program dedicated to creating hands-on, outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices. In addition to helping establish food gardens and living science labs in local schools, they provide resources and curriculum support through community partnerships in agriculture, science, food education and nutrition.

Throughout the school year and during summer camps, students learn to grow, maintain and harvest organic produce and prepare healthy recipes with local chef mentors. Activities are incorporated into curriculum, such as math, science, history, Hawaiian studies and social studies. Students and parents can also participate in plant adoption events to encourage home gardening.

WHAT THEY NEED:
•Financial donations

CONTACT
Kirk Surry
808-269-6300
GrowSomeGood.org

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KA LIMA O MAUI

WHAT THEY DO:
They try to provide self-reliance through employment programs and adult living skills for persons with disabilities. They believe that employment provides dignity, self-respect and independence. They assist a portion of Maui’s community that’s often ignored by putting paychecks into their hands.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Batteries for golf cart
• Welding equipment
• Miscellaneous landscaping tools
• Used grumman box truck
• Tents for our camping excursions
• Board games
• Musical instruments
• Exercise equipment

CONTACT:
Chantal Ratte–Executive Director
95 Mahalani St., Ste 19B, Wailuku
808-244-5502
kalimaomaui.org
[email protected]

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LAHAINA ARTS ASSOCIATION

WHAT THEY DO:
Lahaina Arts Association is dedicated to providing Maui County youth access to the creative arts through education and artistic opportunities. LAA provides weekly, no-cost children’s art classes on Maui and Molokai. LAA’s art programs benefit Maui County’s Youth by providing art education opportunities in accessible locations. They provide no-cost art instruction and art supplies so that children can learn and express their creativity. They also offer a Youth Mentoring Program and Scholarship Program.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Art surfaces such as canvas, watercolor paper, thin wood boards, plexi-glass, etc.
• Stretcher bars, framing bars or frames
• Watercolor paints and watercolor pencils
• Loose glitter, glitter glue or glitter paint
• Clay
• Silk, silk dye
• Glue, glue guns and glue sticks
• Matting supplies
• Child-size scissors
• Paintbrushes

CONTACT:
Priscilla Gonzales, Executive Director
648 Wharf St. #103, Lahaina
808-661-0111
Lahaina-arts.org
facebook.com/lahainaartsassociation
[email protected]

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HAWAII WILDLIFE FUND

WHAT THEY DO:
We are a small but mighty community-based non-profit organization (established in 1996) that is dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii’s native wildlife through research and education. Hawaiian endangered species and their habitats benefit from our many ongoing protection projects. The Maui community and travelers benefit from HWF’s enriching projects, as getting involved creates a sense of stewardship that will be sustainable since it’s fueled by diverse enthusiasm.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Boat storage area (for our 22’ Bayliner)
• Inexpensive small office space
• Storage area for research gear and supplies
• Industrial printer for brochures and data photos
• Local silk screening or embroidery services for uniforms (garments and hats)
• Certified accountant to volunteer with some light bookkeeping
• Teachers who want their classrooms to participate in our marine debris education activities
• Student interns from Maui and worldwide who want to experience the conservation field firsthand
• Restaurant(s) that can host volunteer-appreciation parties and donate food/drinks during certain events
• Miscellaneous boat, research, field, office and cleanup gear/equipment/supplies
• Financial donations
• Dedicated volunteers

CONTACT:
Hannah Bernard
PO Box 790637, Paia, HI 96779
808-280-8124
wildhawaii.org
facebook.com/hawaiiwildlifefund
[email protected]

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MAUI CHORAL ARTS

WHAT THEY DO:
Their mission is to enrich Maui’s cultural landscape with the highest level of artistic performance while elevating our community through the joyful art of music and song. They believe that music is the singular thread to keep communities together. Through their singers, we know that the time spent with us leaves people feeling good about life and feeling proud of what our Maui community can accomplish.

They look to bring in younger generations to choral music to keep the art thriving in our community for many years to come, both singers and attendees. They currently range in age from 13 to 83. “Each brings a unique perspective that blends beautifully,” they say. “Whether we sing selections from Glee or Monteverdi’s Magnificat, everyone has something to learn, everyone grows.”

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Financial donations

CONTACT:
Carolyn McCammon
PO Box 111, Kihei, HI 96753
Mauichoralarts.org
Facebook.com/MauiChoralArts
[email protected]

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF MAUI

WHAT THEY DO:
They inspire young people in our community to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. “We keep kids off the street, away from violence, and from drugs and alcohol,” they say. “We give them a safe and positive place, in a fun environment, where they can be themselves and where they are treated with respect.

“We give kids a safe and positive place to gather after school and during school breaks. We give them a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose and responsibility, and a positive outlet for their vibrant energy. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui show youth the importance of being part of something greater, through doing community service on a regular basis, playing on teams, valuing their education, taking care of their bodies, being active, eating healthy food, creating art projects and being involved in leadership programs.”

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Folding tables
• Stackable chairs
• Outdoor sports equipment
• School supplies
• Couches
• Lockers and cubbies for storing backpacks
• Child-size blank, solid color t-shirts
• Audio/Video equipment
• Stand-up paddleboards
• Apple desktop computer
• Gym equipment
• Movie tickets
• Art supplies
• New refrigerator
• Bumper pool table
• ITunes gift cards

CONTACT:
Kim Abrahamson–Director of Resource Development
100 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului
808-242-4363 x226
BGCMaui.org
[email protected]

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PACIFIC PRIMATE SANCTUARY

WHAT THEY DO:
The Pacific Primate Sanctuary, Inc. works all day, every day to stop the suffering of primates. They offer refuge and protection to Central and South America primates from research labs, tourist attractions and the pet trade. Their work includes providing rehabilitative care, which enables primates to recover from the trauma and abuse they’ve suffered. The monkeys are able to live outdoors in enclosures planted with trees, vines and flowers similar to their native habitat. Some of them have lived for generations in windowless rooms. The Sanctuary is an entirely volunteer, nonprofit organization and is not open to the public.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Alternative energy systems
• Sewing machine
• Powerwasher
• New telephone with answering machine
• Gardening/grounds-keeping equipment and tools
• Pet carriers
• Baby blankets
• Pillowcases
• Gift cards to local stores (Costco, Lowes, Home Depot, Safeway, etc.)

CONTACT:
Erin Olson–Operations Manager
808-572-8089
Pacificprimate.org
Facebook.com/PacificPrimateSanctuary
[email protected]

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SPCA MAUI

WHAT THEY DO:
They are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with no other affiliations. Their mission is to create a “no more homeless pets” Maui and to stop the killing of companion animals as a means of population control. They’ve sterilized well over 2,000 cats and dogs. As of July 1, 2013, the County of Maui awarded them the contract to run the county’s Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP). These vouchers provide a discount on cat and dog sterilization surgeries at a veterinary office of your choice. Their Pet Food Program has distributed an average of 110 pounds of pet food per month to needy families for their pets since May 2012.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Donated office space
• Dog and cat food
• Vehicle for transporting clinic equipment
• Financial donations for medical equipment
• Volunteer tattooists
• Volunteer veterinary technicians
• Volunteer QuickBooks expertise
• Volunteer Excel expertise
• Volunteer website development/management expertise

CONTACT:
PO Box 1679 Wailuku, HI 96793
808-280-0738
SPCAMaui.org
Facebook/SPCA Maui
[email protected]

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MAUI NUI MARINE RESOURCE COUNCIL

WHAT THEY DO:
Their mission is to bring human actions into balance with ecological principles so that near-shore waters will be restored to health with abundant life and sustained for future generations. “Maui’s coral reefs and waters are the cornerstone to our lives both culturally and economically,” they say. “They attract millions of tourists to our island each year and provide millions of dollars in revenue for our communities. Healthy reefs also protect our shoreline, roads and homes from potentially devastating impacts large waves.”

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Program and office supplies (printer ink, copy paper, poster board, lamination)
• GoPro accessories for water and reef monitoring (LCD screen back, antifog inserts, floaty backdoor, pole mount)
• Water quality test kits
• Handheld GPS device
• Financial donations
• Volunteers
• Laptop
• Pop-Up tent for outreach events
• Large cooler for feeding volunteers
• Occasional donated rental SCUBA gear

CONTACT:
Amy Hodges
PO Box 532533 Kihei, HI 96753
Mnmrc.org
Facebook.com/MNMRC
[email protected]

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AINA HAUMANA

WHAT THEY DO:
They work hard to educate kids and young adults that it’s important to grow local organic, sustainable food and treat the aina with care. They also show them that there’s a future in farming here on Maui and give them the tools to learn the business side of farming.

Kids of all ages, as well as parents, learn from seeing how to grow good food. They become conscious of what we put into our bodies and into the earth. Their tours, workshops and classes show people how to repair soil, crop rotation, land rehabilitation and responsible farming, as well as feeding the community and ourselves.

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Volunteers
• Pedal-powered blender for educational classes
• Garden classroom supplies
• Solar equipment
• Farm tools for kids
• Financial Donations
CONTACT:
100 Ridge Rd. #1822, Kapalua
808-250-7669
Ainahaumana.com
[email protected]

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MAUI ACADEMY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

WHAT THEY DO:
MAPA enriches individuals, builds community and connects our world through the performing arts. Over the past 39 years, MAPA has developed a broad array of educational performing arts programs that engage, enrich and educate people of all ages, enhance the community and add significantly to the economic life of Maui.

“Individuals of all ages, beginning at three years, old benefit from MAPA programs,” they say. “Some programs are tailored for specific age groups and others are open to individuals of all ages. In addition to teaching skills in dance, drama and singing, MAPA’s educational performing arts programs increase self-esteem, confidence, teamwork, critical thinking, communication, perseverance, creativity, tolerance, and self-discipline. They nurture the innovative thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration necessary for a healthy community in the 21st century.”

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Financial donations
• Auction donations for Spring Gala in March and Garden Party in September
• Volunteers of all kinds

CONTACT:
81 N. Church St., Wailuku
808-244-8760
Mauiacademy.org
[email protected]

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A CUP OF COLD WATER

WHAT THEY DO:
They launched their outreach ministry on Oct. 13 of this year. Basically, they say that they drive a van to the west, south and central areas of Maui and deliver basic needs of water, nutrition, clothing and comfort to anyone they encounter that is in need. Based out of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wailuku, they “seek to create a reliable distribution system to bring aid to our most needy citizens,” states one of their brochures. “The Care Van runs on weekends and holidays when other services do not. Each church will develop runs in its own areas.”

WHAT THEY NEED:
• Plastic bottled water
• Non perishable food items that have a long shelf life
• New or gently used caps, hats, head cover (washed)
• New or gently used rubber slippers, shoes, footwear
• New or gently used clothing and socks (washed)
• New rain ponchos, light rain gear
• Towels and blankets (washed)
• Hygiene items to include new toothbrushes and toothpaste, small soaps, shampoos, alcohol wipes, plastic razors, q-tips, women’s hygiene items, alcohol wipes
• Toilet paper
• Basic first aid items to include new band aids, anti-bacterial wipes, sunscreen, lip balm
• Baby diapers
• Feminine hygiene items (napkin and tampon)
• New or gently used Bibles and New Testaments
• Baggies, paper sacks (lunch bag size)

CONTACT:
Church of the Good Shepherd
2140 Main St., Wailuku
808-419-1637
[email protected]

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