June 04, 2013
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On May 25th, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Volunteers and partners gathered at Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha Farm 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 Hawaiʻi. Attendees made container gardens, planted seedlings, interacted with the farm animals, and enjoyed a delicious lunch by Kahumana Cafe and Whole Foods Market. The event culminated with a performance by KHF board members Jack Johnson and Kawika Kahiapo. The KHF Volunteer Appreciation Picnic gives our island-wide volunteers an opportunity to come together and celebrate the direct impact they have in Oʻahu's schools and communities. This school year, over 500 volunteers have contributed close to 6,000 hours supporting ʻĀINA In Schools, the 3R's School Recycling Program, Plastic Free Hawaiʻi, and other projects. ʻĀINA In Schools docents alone taught over 500 garden and nutrition lessons to over 3,400 students this school year! Mahalo to our volunteers!