2012 MauiTime Charity Gift Guide

And here we are at another holiday season on Maui. Radio stations start playing Jawaiian versions of old Christmas standards, the beaches started filling up with evermore tourists and store owners start lining their shelves with Santa in beach shorts trinkets. Oh, and the island’s nonprofit organizations–which increasingly have to take up the slack left when government shrinks at all levels–find that, once again, it has to do a little more with a little less.

Once upon a time, we all sat around the TV and watched that Charlie Brown Christmas Special where little Linus tells us to knock it off with all the commercial BS and start showing some damned charity for those who really need it. Seriously, now’s the time to get generous.
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 go through the list, and see what you can give. Maybe you can make someone’s holiday a bit more special and clean off some space for future junk you may not actually need.

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GIVING BACK

What they do:

Keep Maui’s senior citizens healthy in brain and body. Their mission is to enhance the lives of all older adults by pairing active seniors with frail elders in loving, intergenerational relationships. They meet this challenge by offering learning opportunities like integrated movements, vision training, focusing and balance exercises, all with the goal of preventing injuries from falls and enhancing cognitive skills.

What they need:

• Help with data entry
• Volunteers to work with the elders
• Metronome
• Printer ink and paper

Contact:

Karen Peterson, Giving Back, PO Box 791339, Paia, HI 96779. Call 808-573-3109, email KP@GivingBackMentoring.org, or online at GivingBackMentoring.org and MoveWithBalance.org.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

What they do:

Build decent housing and renovate substandard housing in partnership with volunteers and potential homeowners so that homelessness and substandard housing on Maui is eliminated.

What they need:

• Volunteers for construction, the store and for committees
• Construction materials and tools for both our ReStore and for the job sites
• Cement mixer
• Scaffolding
• Scissor lift

Contact:

Habitat for Humanity Maui, 970 L. Main St., Wailuku, HI  96793. Call: 808-242-1140. Fax 808-242-114, email info@habitat-maui.org, or online at habitat-maui.org.

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MAUI HISTORICAL SOCIETY

What they do:

The Maui Historical Society/Bailey House Museum works hard to collect, preserve, study, interpret and share the history and heritage of Maui. As caretakers of the land, artifacts, photographs and documents entrusted to their care, they ensure that the cultural roots and history that define our community will continue to be there for future generations.

What they need:

• Fiberglass ladder (8ft)
• Electric leaf blower
• Digital projector and screen
• Large flat-screen television with laptop plugins
• Small dress form for display
• Archival supplies and equipment
• 2Tb backup hard drive (fire-proof/water-proof)
• Laptop computer
• Postage stamps
• Copy paper (8 1/2 x 11)

Contact:

Maui Historical Society, 2375A Main St., Wailuku, HI  96793. Call 808-244-3326, online at mauimuseum.org, on Twitter (@MauiMuseum) or you can find them on Facebook.

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FAMILY LIFE CENTER

What they do:

Provide safe shelter, food, clothing and personal necessities to more than 50 men, women and children every night at there Kahului shelter. They also help people find affordable rentals and connect them with other social service agencies that can help with specific personal needs.

What they need:
• Bed pillows
• New copy machine
• Walk-in refrigerator
• New or nearly new van
• Money to purchase supplies and food
• Linens, towels and pillows
• Volunteers to prepare meals or underwrite meals
• Your prayers

Contact:

Call 808-877-0880. Ask for Jackie Harp (ext. 213) or Dale (ext. 214).

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PACIFIC PRIMATE SANCTUARY

What they do:

Work hard to stop the suffering of our fellow beings and protect their precious lives. They offer refuge and protection to Central and South America primates from research labs, tourist attractions and the pet trade. Their sanctuary work includes providing the rehabilitative care, which enables primates to recover from the trauma and abuse that they have suffered, and restoring some of their birthrights–namely, life in the natural world with others of their own kind. PPS is an entirely volunteer, nonprofit organization.

What they need:

• Volunteers
• Funds to feed and care for the animals
• Alternative Energy Systems
• Gardening/grounds-keeping equipment

Contact:

Call or fax 808-572-8089, email pps@aloha.net, online at pacificprimate.org, pacificprimate.blogspot.com and facebook.com/PacificPrimateSanctuary.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

What they do:

Neighbors Helping Neighbors works hard to help seniors who live alone.

What they need:

• Volunteer drivers
• Cash donations
• Postage stamps
• Copy paper
• Office chair

Contact:

Call Gerri Shapiro at 808-250-1212 or email nahoalohamaui@aol.com.

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HUI HO’OLANA

What they do:

They create a self-sustaining facility that supports educational programs and Native Hawaiian reforestation projects.

What they need:

• Upgraded kitchen for weeklong educational workshops
• Nursery tables for the native nursery reforestation project
• New classroom chairs

Contact:

Email bronwyn@huiho.org or hui@aloha.net.

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HANA YOUTH CENTER

What they do:

They work to provide a variety of programs and activities that are fun and will develop and improve health, moral and social habits as well as inspire youth to make wise choices now and in their future.

What they need:

• Three 10×10 caravan instant canopies that they use extensively for programs and fundraising

Contact:

Hana Youth Center, PO Box 464, Hana, HI 96713, online at Facebook.com.

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KEIKI CUPBOARDS

What they do:

Provide school supplies, shoes and basic hygiene items to needy children in Maui public schools. They work with the school administrations to create a master list of items from every grade, then keep the cupboard stocked with at least 10 of those items throughout the school year. Teachers identify children with needs and send them to the school counselors who have keys to the cupboard. The counselors distribute the items without fuss, shame or paperwork.

What they need:

• Sharpies
• Expo dry erase markers
• Scissors
• Flash drives
• Slippers
• Athletic shoes
• Deodorant
• Toothbrushes
• Toothpaste
• Dental floss
• Cash donations

Contact:

Call Bonny at 808-280-1021 or go online at keikicupboard.com.

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MAUI HULIAU FOUNDATION

What they do:

Work hard to promote environmental literacy and leadership among Maui’s youth.

What they need:

• Digital photo cameras
• Memory cards
• Storage shelves
• Shovels, sickles, picks and other tools for our service learning program
• Airline miles
• Cash (for youth programs and to send students to film festivals where their films have been selected)

Contact:

PO Box 977, Haiku, HI 96708. Call 808-573-1041.
Email info@mauihuliaufoundation.org, or online at mauihuliaufoundation.org/donate.

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MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY

What they do:

Ensure that all unwanted and abandoned companion animals on Maui have a place to go where they will be safe. They save as many lives as they can and protect animals from suffering and address situations where cruelty and neglect of companion animals exist. They also educate people as to responsible pet ownership, promote respect and compassion for all living things and assist pet owners in need by providing discounted spay/neuter services and pet food when available.

What they need:

• Plastic air kennels

Contact:

Located between Kahului & Kihei on Mokulele Hwy. Pu’unene, Hawaii 96784.
Call 808-877-3680 or go online at MauiHumaneSociety.org.

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HANA KEIKI

What they do:

Support the children of Hana by working with the community and Hana High and Elementary School. They provide financial support to programs not funded by traditional school and community funding sources. Programs include: Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Keiki Garden, Hana School Athletics, Summer Reading Program, Hana Skate Park, The H.S. Scholarship Program and The School Supply Fund.

What they need:

• Sponsors to provide a donation of a $30 which will provides one book a month to a child for a year.
• Home improvement store gift cards to provide agricultural supplies for the keiki garden project.
• Copy paper, pencils, pens, lined paper, graph paper, composition books, dry erase markers and USB jump drives to support the school supply project.
• Sports Authority gift cards to purchase athletic shoes and supplies for those who cannot afford to purchase and otherwise would not be able to participate in extracurricular athletic activities.
• Donors wanting to set up an annual scholarship for a graduating senior from Hana High and Elementary School.

Contact:

P.O. Box 631, Hana, HI 96713. Online at hanakeiki.org.

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WOMEN HELPING WOMEN

What they do:

Offer 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:

• Laundry soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, combs and bath towels.
• Gift cards for gas, food, Walmart and activities.
• New packets of women’s and children’s underwear (all sizes), rubber slippers
and socks.
• Sponsor for basic cable at shelter, used laptops and used cars in great condition.

Contact:

Call Stacey Moniz at 808-281-4408 or email at director@whwmaui.net. Call Monique Yamashita at 808-579-9696 or email at deputy@whwmaui.net. Call Jimmy Dadian at 808-242-6600 or email at admin@whwmaui.net.

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HAWAII ENDANGERED BIRD CONSERVATION PROGRAM

What they do:

They breed endangered, native Hawaiian birds to prevent extinction and promote the recovery of threatened populations. They hope the efforts put into the birds’ captive care will provide them with skills that are essential to their survival once they are reintroduced into the wild. Currently the program maintains and breeds four species at the Maui Bird Conservation Center: `Alala, Puaiohi, Kiwikiu and Nene. Many of the program’s daily activities focus on providing enrichment and mental stimulation to the birds, but they also aim to give the birds a more natural captive environment.

What they need:

• Potted ‘ohia, koa, pukiawe, lapalapa, kanawao, kukaenene, Clermontia, Pilo and ‘ohelo, though any native plants would be greatly appreciated
• Branches from pruned Koa and Ohia trees
• 2”, 3”, and 4” corner brackets
• Parrot toys
• Gardening supplies: plant labels, potting soil, perlite, vermiculite, compost
• Chainsaw and chaps
• Refrigerator, couch (delivered, please!) for our interns
• Coconuts, papaya
• Gift cards to Costco, Safeway, Home Depot
• Heavy-duty dolly

Contact:

Call Josh Kramer at 808-572-0690 or email at mbcc@hawaiiantel.net.

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LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION

What they do:

Support the Lahainaluna High School community by providing opportunities and resources, which helps preserve the school’s unique history, culture and traditions.

What they need:

• Clerical volunteer work and volunteers for events as they arise
• Greater knowledge of who we are and the great work we do

Contact:

Call Jeff Rogers, Interim Executive Director at 808-661-5332 Fax: 808-661-5330. Email Lhsfoudnation@hawaiiantel.net, or online at lahainalunahighschoolfoundation.org. Twitter is @Lunas1831 and find them on Facebook.

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MAUI ADULT DAY CARE CENTERS

What they do:

Work hard to provide loving care in a safe environment for kupuna who may be frail, have dementia or who might be high functioning but have no stimulation in their life. They bring a spark of life to the day of the kupuna in their care through socialization and friendships, arts and crafts, dancing, singing, reading, trips and entertainment.

What they need:

• Arts and crafts items
• Life-size baby dolls
• Puzzles
• Games
• Exercise equipment, balls, etc.
• Old time DVDs and CDs

Contact:

Call Kathleen Couch, Caregiver/Program Coordinator at 808-871-5804.

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MAUI ONSTAGE

What they do:

Bring affordable, live theater to Maui and make the Iao Theater accessible to all. They strive to provide theater events that interest everyone on the island.

What they need:

• Volunteers
• Paper (plain, white copy paper)
• Office supplies (paper clips, binder clips, staplers, scissors)
• Laptop computer

Contact:

68 N. Market St., Wailuku, HI. Call Alexis Dascoulias at 808-244-8680.

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ALL PONO

What they do:

Instill Pono… Do What is Right values through sports.

What they need:

• Monetary donations to help pay for league fees, equipment for families who have difficulty affording the expenses of playing league sports.

Contact:

Call 808-244-7174, or email: allpono@yahoo.com.

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LAHAINA RESTORATION FOUNDATION

What they do:

Strives to faithfully preserve, protect, restore and interpret the physical, historical and cultural legacies of Lahaina, Maui, the first capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

What they need:
• Event equipment (round banquet tables, 20×20 tents, etc.)
• Golf carts (good working condition)
• Folding/stackable chairs (heavy-duty & lightweight)
• 10ft. market umbrellas
• Large coolers
• Potted plants (decorative: crotons, areca palms, ficus, ti-leaf)
• Picnic tables
• Large carpet remnants

Contact:

Call 808-661-3262 or email: info@lahainarestoration.org.

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HOSPICE MAUI

What they do:

Provide physical comfort and emotional and spiritual support for people who are terminally ill and supporting and assisting their families before the death and while they are grieving. Their deeper purpose is to enrich the community by helping people discover the gifts that preparing for the death of a loved one can bring: compassion, insight, courage, humility, inspiration, confidence and growth.

What they need:

• Donations to help us provide hospice care to all those Maui residents in need, regardless of their ability to pay.
• Donations directed to their Patient Special Needs Fund to support Maui families who incur unexpected increases in living expenses related to caring for a terminally ill loved one.
• Donations to fund Maui’s first Hospice Care Facility–Hale Ho’olu’olu. These funds will be used to construct Maui’s first in-patient hospice care facility and will provide an appropriate place for Maui’s terminally ill who cannot be made comfortable at home or do not have a home.

Contact:

400 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, HI 96793
Call 808-244-5555
Online at HospiceMaui.org

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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 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:

Call 808-243-9500or go online at mauifoodbank.com.

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EAST MAUI ANIMAL REFUGE

What they do:

Work hard to provide care and housing for any animal on Maui in a life threatening situation provided they have the facility to do so.

What they need:

• Lab equipment (ie. microscope, autoclave, centrifuge, etc.)
• Towels and small washable rugs
• Cat food
• Cat toys

Contact:

25 Maluaina Pl., Haiku, HI 96708. Call Sylvan J. Schwab at 808-572-8308, or email: sylvan@booboozoo.org.

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MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

What they do:

Reach more than 50,000 people per year through their School Partnerships (Educational Theatre Tours & Voices Program), Academy classes and camps (in dance, drama and music) and community productions. MAPA’s mission is “enriching individuals, building community and connecting our world through the performing arts.” They believe the arts play a critical role in the lives of people of all ages. They teach collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, communication, respect, responsibility, perseverance and appreciation of diversity.

What they need:

• New desktop PC computers (2)
• Executive office chair
• Locking filing cabinets (2)
• Floor lamps (2)
• Multi-use fax/copier/scanner
• Production volunteers to build sets, make costumes, and provide technical assistance during performances.

Contact:

81 N. Church St., Wailuku, HI 96793.
Call Peggy Harmon at 808-244-8760 ext.229, or email: peggy@mauiacademy.org.

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MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

What they do:

Provide quality early childhood education experiences for young children, ages three to five, whose parents are eligible for services. Families who cannot afford quality care in addition to paying high costs for essential needs related to basic survival:  housing, food, transportation, etc. MEO Head Start offer program services to residents of Maui, Molokai and Lanai at no cost to families that are income eligible or that have a child certified with special needs.  Families participating in programs are able to gain employment, continue education or participate in job training. Children who participate in programs are prepared and ready to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond.

What they need:

• Children’s toys and books for ages one to five
• Gift cards for food that can support families in need.

Contact:

Call Debbi Amaral at 808-249-2988.

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MAUI

What they do:

They work hard to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. They offer a year round, safe, supportive non-judgmental, nurturing and supervised environment  where youth ages nine to 17 years old can be themselves, experience positive role models, and learn positive values and skills that promote success.

What they need:

• Laptops
• Art supplies
• Gardening soil
• Volunteers
• New 15-passenger van
• Surfboards
• Bodyboards
• Fins
• Leashes
• Cash donations

Contact:

Call Maurice Bajon at 808-575-9024 or 808-264-6427. Email mauriceb@bgcmaui.org.

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THE MAUI FARM

What they do:

Provide farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living. Their residential programs prepare individuals and families for a successful transition to self-sufficient living, and includes the independent living program for transitioning youth, and the family strengthening program for families who are homeless due to domestic violence and other economic issues. Located in Makawao, the Maui Farm also offers farm-based educational programs for the community, including school and community gardens, employment and training, and the Friends of The Maui Farm Volunteer Program.

What they need:

• Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Longs, grocery stores, etc.)
• Gas cards
• Personal laptop computers
• Arts and crafts supplies for children ages 3-15
• Gardening supplies

Contact:

Call Paula or Shawnee at 808-579-8271
Fax 808-579-9055. Email info@themauifarm.org, or online at themauifarm.org.

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HALIIMAILE COMMUNITY GARDEN

What they do:

Build community around food self-sufficiency. Through collective effort in their beautiful, harmonious setting, gardeners reconnect with the land, their neighbors and the pleasures of home-grown bounty.

What they need:

• Garden tools
• Hand truck
• Chain saw
• Rolls of weed mat
• Shade structure for gathering area
• PVC pipes and fittings (1 ½-inch and 2-inch)
• Postage stamps, envelopes, copy paper
• Garden furniture (tables and chairs)
• Cash donations
• Volunteers

Contact:

Call Ezra Erb at 808-298-2495. Email haliimailegarden@gmail.com, or go online at haliimailegarden.com.

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WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP

What they do:

Protect and preserve the West Maui Mountains Watershed and prevent further degradation by alien pest animals, invasive plants, human activities and other threats.

What they need:

• 12+ passenger van
• Office furniture and equipment
• Computer
• Printer
• Tents
• Lanterns
• Camp tables
• Base camp shelter
• Water filter for hose
• Hand tools
• Come along (fencing tool)
• 8’ stretcher bar (fencing tool)
• Cash donations

Contact:

Call Jill LaBram at 808-661-6600or email labram@westmauiwatershed.org.

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PAIA YOUTH AND CULTURAL CENTER

What they do:

The Paia Youth and Cultural Center (PYCC) offers a variety of team-building and skill-building programs. PYCC program offerings include RadiOpio KOPO-LP 88.9FM, the Paia Bay Cafe Cooking Program, the Stonewave Skatepark, the Hekili Multimedia Lab, Malama Pono Project Venture youth leadership and recreation program and plenty of daily sports, art and other activities. Membership is free and open to youth age 9-19.

What they need:

• Bodyboards in good condition, leashes, bodyboarding fins, surfwax
• Sports and recreation equipment, especially balls (footballs, basketballs, etc.)
• Canvases for painting
• Surf leashes
• Lenses for Canon EF-mount SLR cameras
• Prizes, sponsorship and support for 16th Annual Paia Bay Beachfest

Contact:

PO Box 790999 Pa’ia, HI 96779. Call Peter Swanzy at 808-579-8354, email hekili@pyccmaui.org, or go online at pyccmaui.org.

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ALOHA HOUSE

What they do:

Help every individual and family have the support they need to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles and well-being.

What they need:

• Twin bed frames (8)
• Leather couch
• Leather sitting chairs (8)
• Lamps (8)
• Nightstands (8)
• Any vehicle in good condition for transportation of clients

Contact:

Call Jamee Howell at 808-579-8414, or email jhowell@aloha-house.org.

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MEDIATION SERVICES OF MAUI

What they do:

Provide, teach and facilitate appropriate dispute resolution for people of all ages. They handle a wide variety of conflicts for families, neighborhoods, businesses and government agencies. They bring people together to find their own best solutions, a process that promotes respect, communication and peace.

What they need:

• Waiting area couch and carpet
• Wireless router
• Toner for HP LaserJet P2015d
• Toner for Brother MFC-9120CN
• Dehumidifier
• Items for a silent auction (to be held at Flatbread on Feb. 26, 2013)
• Recycling bins
• Printer paper
• Coffee

Contact:

95 Mahalani Street, Ste. 25, Wailuku, HI  96793. Call Sarah Domen at 808-244-5744, fax 808-249-0905, email sdomen@mauimediation.org, online at mauimediation.org.

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KA LIMA O MAUI

What they do:

Enhance the lives of persons with disabilities through self-reliance. They provide employment opportunities and training as well as adult living skills to persons with disabilities. They are Maui’s largest employer of persons with disabilities.

What they need:

• Board games
• TV with DVD player
• DVD movies
• Xbox or Wii
• Stereo (Radio)
• Projector
• Desktop computer
• Laptop
• Hard plastic tables and chairs

Contact:

95 Mahalani St, Ste 19B, Wailuku, HI  96793. Call Chantal Ratte at 808-244-5502, or email Chantal@kalimaomaui.org.

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SPCA MAUI

What they do:

This mission of SPCA Maui is to create a “No more homeless pets Maui” and to stop the killing of companion animals as a means of population control. The organization was founded to stop the overwhelming euthanasia of companion animals, dogs and cats on Maui. SPCA offers reduced prices on spay and neutering  companion animals with local veterinarians. SPCA Maui is an all volunteer organization with no physical overhead. All donations go to SPCA programs.

What they need:

• Volunteers
• Vehicle – to transport equipment
• Cat & dog food
• Copy/printer/scanner/fax
• Tables
• Traps
• Shelving
• 55 gallon plastic barrels
• Monetary donations

Contact:

Call 808-280-0738, or visit the SPCA Maui website at spcamaui.org.

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PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

What They Do:

Pacific Whale Foundation protects our oceans through science and advocacy by way of education, scientific research, conservation, and with the help of local volunteers. Their marine education programs serve thousands of Maui residents and visitors each year through a wide variety of programs appropriate for each age group, from preschoolers to adults. The Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers utilize the research vessel, Ocean Protector, to document populations of humpback whales, false killer whales, other toothed whales and dolphins off our coasts for scientific studies permitted by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The foundation’s conservation team works to preserve, restore, and provide education for our beaches, reefs and oceans.

What they need:

• Monetary donations
• Volunteers
• Donations of goods & services for Silent Auction at the annual World Whale Day Celebration

Contact:

Call Pacific Whale Foundation at 808-249-8811 ext. 1, email Kelly Vough, Membership & Giving Manager at programs@pacificwhale.org, or visit pacificwhale.org to donate online.

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MAUI FOREST BIRD RECOVERY PROJECT

What They Do:

Conserve Hawaii’s native forest ecosystems and recover Maui’s endangered birds.

What They Need:

• Rubber boots, all sizes
• Potted native Hawaiian plants (any species)
• Recycled blank office paper
• Laundry detergent
• Empty 5 gallon buckets with lids
• ‘o’o planting tools
• Gift certificates for oil changes for field vehicles
• Propane
• Duct tape

Contact:

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, 2465 Olinda Rd, Makawao, HI  96768. Email Jenn Atkinson at jenn@mauiforestbirds.org or call 808-573-0280.

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MAUI UNITED WAY TOY DRIVE

What they do:

Maui United Way is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt non-profit charitable organization that has operated for over 64 years in Maui County, Hawaii. In an effort to meet the goals of their mission, Maui United Way raises and invests corporate and individual contributions in 34 health and human services partner agencies and 36 programs. They work to build stronger communities by convening leaders throughout the county to seek solutions to problems.

What they need:

We are holding our annual Holiday Toy Drive on Nov. 19-Dec. 14, seeking ‘new, unwrapped’ toy donations to support our 34 non-profit partner agencies and benefit children here on Maui. Please donate a new unwrapped toy to Maui United Way and support 34 non-profit agencies on Maui.

Your generosity helps children on Maui!

We will be collecting donations at the following locations:

• Ben Franklin Crafts
• Ace Hardware Stores
• Habitat for Humanity
• Pacific Radio Group
• Maui United Way

With Special collection events:

• Dec. 7- Wailuku First Friday – Donate $5 or a new toy to have you picture taken with Santa.
• Dec. 8- MUW Agency Fair at Queen Kaahumanu Center 10 am to 2 pm

Contact:

Email Kanoe@mauiunitedway.org or call 808-244-8787.

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KEEP THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS BEAUTIFUL

What they do:

Wish everyone a clean, green and happy holiday season. Please recycle.

What they need:

Volunteers to upgrade the data base, light carpentry and groundskeeping will put a song in our hearts for 2013.

Contact:

Call Jan Dapitan at 579-9308 or fax 579-9309. Email kab@gmail.com, or go online at KHIB.org.

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THE FRIENDS OF MOKU’ULA

What they do:

The Friends of Moku’ula is a cultural organization located in Lahaina, Maui. Their mission is to “cultivate awareness of the Hawaiian culture through the restoration, preservation, education and revitalization of Moku‘ula and Mokuhinia ponds. Since its inception in 1995, FOM has established itself as a leader in educating residents of Hawaii and visitors about Hawaiian culture. FOM aims to completely restore and reconstruct Moku‘ula Island, build a Hawaiian Living and Learning Center and ecologically restore the ponds of Mokuhinia.

What they need:

• Wheelbarrow
• Picnic table for site
• Native Hawaiian plants for marshland
• Desk
• Bookshelves
• Camera

Contact:

Shirley Ann Kaha‘i, Program Manager
Friends of Moku‘ula, Inc., 505 Front St., Suite 221,Lahaina, HI, 96761.
Call 808-661-3659, fax 808-661-1676, or email hoohana@mokuula.com.