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Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Celebrates our Volunteers and Supporters

June 06, 2017

Photos by: Ryan T. Foley

The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation board and staff celebrated the hundreds of volunteers who support our programs with a fun filled day at Kualoa Ranch and a delicious locally sourced meal prepared by KHF Board Member and local Chef Ed Kenney and ʻĀINA Chef Dave Caldiero. Volunteers and their families enjoyed an afternoon of hands-on activities including Hawaiian games, lei making, kuʻi kalo pounding, and making Plastic Free Commitments at the PFH Capture Your Commitment Wall. Families were treated to music by Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Co-Founder Jack Johnson as they picnicked under the monkey pod trees. Ever true to our zero waste mission, volunteers were gifted a Plastic Free Hawaiʻi stainless steel pint cup and straw, and all meal waste was sorted, separated, and composted at a local farm.


A special thank you to our partners who made the day extra special: Hoʻokuaʻāina Interns Akamu and Zack for sharing their love and skill of kuʻi with our families, the Kualoa Ranch Special Events & Education Departments for assistance planning the event and hosting the Hawaiian Games, and the ʻIlima Intermediate School Culinary Students and their teacher Angie Joseph for assisting Chef Ed and Dave’s team with serving lunch.

Mahalo to all our volunteers and partners who help us to deliver and grow our programs!