Food and diaper drive this Saturday
Naturally alkaline, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is dedicated to sustainability in all of our practices and serving those in need has been a priority for the company from the beginning. Waiakea is leading the way when it comes to creating positive change around the world, and it starts right here on the Islands.
âCommunity service is my passion. Being able to move to my hometown, filled with so many people who have helped raise me up, is a dream come true, âsaid Geoli Nawahiekaluaopele Ng, director of the Kokua Initiative in Waiakea.
It’s more than a dream for Geoli, it’s a goal, and she has been the catalyst for the growth of our Kokua initiative.
âWhen we work together to serve someone in need, an unspoken bond is created, friendships are strengthened, while having fun. I believe we have found the secret to lasting friendships through our commitment to our community and to each other as we strive to make our community a little better every day. “
As the business grows, this work will evolve as well, as the Kokua Initiative is committed to empowering the people of Hawaii through a three-piko approach that encourages educational opportunities, conservation and sustainability based. on aina and support for the most vulnerable in our community. The ongoing pandemic is a prime example of the need for such services.
Over the past 12 months, the Kokua Initiative has had an impact on all islands serving more than 50,000 local people in need.
To date, the Waiakea Kokua initiative has helped support over 30 organizations including, but not limited to, OK Farms Hawaii Eco CSA Food Boxes, Hilo Gardening Initiative Food Distribution, Yukio Okutsu State Veterans House, Hale Anuenue Restorative Care, Hilo Life Care Center, Hawaii Island Adult Care, Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Waiakea High School, Waiakea Intermediate School , Waiakea Elementary School, Waiakeawaena Elementary School, Pahoa High and Intermediate School, Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate School, The Food Basket, Hawaii Diaper Bank, Hope Services Hawaii, Hawaii Literacy, YWCA and YMCA, among others.
Every purchase of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water helps advance our giving programs. This includes our partnership with Pump Aid to provide access to clean water for people in Malawi, Africa and the Kokua Initiative, which will be holding a food and diaper drive this Saturday.
This event will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at KTA Puainako and takes place in collaboration with our partners, the Hilo Crescent City Lions Club.