Volunteer AppreciationPosted On: Jun 04, 12
On May 11th, Kokua Hawai’i Foundation Volunteers gathered at Waimea Valley’s Palm Meadow for a picnic with their families. KHF staff, Board, and Founders honored the volunteers for their support in providing environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i. Attendees assisted with restoration work in the valley by planting native plants along the stream bank and then enjoyed a relaxing picnic lunch (complete with dessert generously donated by Whole Foods Market). Jack Johnson and Paula Fuga’s harmonies resonated within the valley walls, as keiki explored the stream. The KHF volunteer appreciation picnic gives our island-wide volunteers an opportunity to come together and celebrate the direct impact they have in O’ahu’s schools and communities. This school year, over 500 volunteers have contributed close to 6,000 hours supporting ‘AINA IS, 3Rs, Plastic Free Hawai’i, KHF Fundraisers, and other projects. ‘AINA In Schools docents alone taught over 25,000 garden and nutrition lessons to over 3,200 students this school year! Mahalo to our volunteers!