Posts Tagged ‘mahalo’

Mahalo to all who came out to celebrate 2010 with us at the Mahalo and Holomua Fundraiser for KAHEA at thirtyninehotel in Honolulu!

See more pics at:  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=263987&id=253125612987

Mahalo to our silent auction donors, hosts, sponsors and volunteers! It would not have been possible without you! 

Marty WillieMaze Aranaydo
Bess Press Hawaii
FLUX Hawaii Magazine
Green Builder’s Depot
Ed Greevy
Ka‘ala Farms
Kailua Historical Society
Ka Pa Ola Hawai‘i
Colleen Kelly
Kona Brewing Company
Gelareh Khoie
Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation
The Hawai‘i Independent
Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Hui Kū Maoli Ola
Jamal Lahiani
MAMo Gallery
Don and Renee May
Native Books Nā Mea Hawai’i
Mark Noguchi (and family!)
Lindsey Ozawa
Noelani Design
Sticky Farms
Jan Yoshioka
Kamuela Enos
Melissa, Yok, and Ty-ty!
Smooth Remedy
Shane Tsukuyama
Whole Foods

Couldn’t make it, but still like support KAHEA? You can make a gift today at: https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=727

KAHEA does it all without Federal dollars or corporate gifts! Mahalo to our grassroots `ohana of donors for making our work possible!


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Mahalo to all of our O’ahu ‘ohana who came out to celebrate and support last Friday at the fundraiser at the MAMo Gallery for PEWA!

Artists Carl Pao and Solomon Enos working together inspired a collaborative consciousness expressed as PEWA. This “butterfly patch” commonly associated with the repair of a beloved ‘umeke, is an old symbol of connecting, a healing tool to bring flesh together, a link between man and gods, a rejoining of precious wood. The connection is in itself, a thing of beauty.

Beautiful art and beautiful company–we owe a heartfelt mahalo to artists Solomon Enos, Carl Pao, and to Maile Meyer, Dana, Na Mea, Pa’i Foundation and the rest of the MAMo folks for their support.

You can go and check out PEWA at the MAMo Gallery in Chinatown for a few more weeks!

More information at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MAMo-Gallery/

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So, the day is done.

What an inspiring 24 hours! The view from the trolley was amazing, as we went from rally to rally on Oahu’s south shore and met and saw dedicated individuals–many out in the rain–waving signs, calling to cars and passers-by.


Hawaii’s Beach Access Day (Groundhog Day!) happened because individuals and organizations islands-wide stepped up and stepped out to make a statement about the problems they face, and their hopes for a better Hawaii–one with open, free and public beach access. We tried to keep up with the list of supporting groups flying around in various emails, but at this point… we have officially lost count! We believe there were well over 20 groups and over 300 individuals out waving signs today. Awesome!

This was an incredibly, er, organic event day–something that happened because so many people put their talents and energy into this effort in different parts of the islands. Many of them have been working on access issues for years.

Closing thought: We’d like to share these words sent from Rich, at Beach Access Hawaii:

Then I stopped and listened to “Rock Me on the Water” by Jackson Browne…

Oh people, look around you
The signs are everywhere
You’ve left it for somebody other than you
To be the one to care…

That was me. But getting involved with this cause has shown me there are people who care. One guy — Ricky Bermudez — who doesn’t even get these emails because he doesn’t own a computer, has single-handedly collected almost 300 petition signatures, and has been posting G-Day flyers in shop windows and handing them out. Two people have contributed $100 each, and others have made generous donations as well.

Their heartfelt notes though, meant more to me than the money. I wish you could read them, because you’d understand how much this means to some people.

Stay inspired, stay active, stay engaged, and stay informed! On the momentum of this islands-wide rally day, things… are beginning to happen. What happens next is in the hands of all of us. When ordinary people unite voices, when communities get organized and get together, there is no limit to what can be accomplished!

A few places to start (resources and groups working on access issues):

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