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10 Ways to Make West Maui Holidays Happier

By December 4, 2023 No Comments

Help Maui Families in Need with Toys and Meals for the Holidays.

Though it seems like not that long since the Maui fires, the holidays are already upon us and many Maui families still have tremendous need of help. In light of this, here are just 10 of many ways to help bring a little bit of cheer to Maui holidays for our families and their keiki in need.

1. Adopt a Lahaina Keiki for Christmas

This Facebook group offers people a way to “adopt” Lahaina keiki’s holiday needs via Amazon, Target, or Walmart wishlists posted by individual families.

Aloha Aviators Maui Holiday Dinner Charity2. Aloha Aviators Holiday Meals

Aloha Aviators is offering a few ways to participate in their fundraiser for 500 meals for Maui holidays, including a virtual race, in-kind donations, and monetary donations.

https://www.alohaaviators.com

3. Central Pacific Bank and Chef Hui Meals 4 Maui

Central Pacific Bank is working with Chef Hui to fundraise for holiday meals for Maui families. For every donation, CPB will match up to $25,000.

Makana for Maui toy drive at Maui Mall4. Makana for Maui

Kāko‘o Haleakalā along with The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is offering Makana for Maui, a Christmas toy drive for over 300 keiki affected by the Maui fires. Currently, the toy drive is open through Friday, Dec. 15, 2023.

https://www.hawaiiancouncil.org/helpmaui

5. Makana No Na Keiki Holiday Toy Drive

Their mission is to connect children who have been affected by the Maui fires with caring people who help lift their spirits. So, you can become an “elf” and gift an impacted child with their holiday wishes. Ultimately, they will distribute all gifts during a day of celebration for the whole family on December 16th, 2023 at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.

6. Maui Food Bank Holiday Meals

Maui Food Bank is asking for folks to sponsor a full holiday meal. This includes a turkey or ham, and all the trimmings, for a family in need, for just a $25 donation. Therefore, if you can donate $100, they can provide special holiday meals meals for 4 families!

7. Maui Humane Society December Match Campaign

MHS is way over capacity, caring for hundreds of homeless or surrendered animals after the Maui fires. To help meet this need, for the month of December, all gifts will be matched by a generous donor up to $25,000.

Maui SBU Toys for Tots8. Maui Ocean Center + Maui United Way + Lahaina Rotary Club Toy Drive Wish List

These organizations have partnered with each other to deliver a wish list of toys, electronics, and books are for the children of Maui who have lost everything in the fire. To make it easy to donate, there are items in every price range.

9. Maui Street Bikers United – Toys for Tots

Maui Street Bikers United is running a toy drive and parade on Saturday, December 10th, 9am-12pm at Azeka Mall in Kihei. If you can’t be there, you may donate directly online.

10. Maui United Way Holiday Toy Drive

Drop off toys and gift cards for Maui keiki and teens until December 11th at Maui Bank of Hawaii branches and Pacific Media Group. If you can’t give in person, you may donate online.

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Auntie Snorkel shop has been serving Maui’s fun seekers for over 33 years, established in 1985. We're the original South Maui Snorkel Shop. When I bought the shop 10 years ago from Auntie, we decided to keep the name. The name "Auntie" is a term of respect here in Hawaii. I'm living my dream. I get to meet awesome people from all over the world and share with them my love and knowledge of this magical island that I get to call home. We know all the spots. I have lived here since 2001. We're the true definition of a family owned and operated shop. I answer the phones and work the shop along with my family. When you shop with us you're supporting my ohana and for that I thank you!! Why go anywhere else? We're the friendliest, fastest, cheapest and our location is the most epic! Mahalo and Aloha”. ~Mark Noble (Owner & Maui Fun Expert)

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