giveHOPA Event (Take Two!)
Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (HST)
Brent Kakesako and Keoki Noji
Cultivating Collaboration & Collective Change LLC (C4)
giveHOPA with Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha!
On Saturday, March 17th, 2012, Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha (HOPA), in collaboration with Kanu Hawaiʻi, KUPU, and Kipuka Kalani‘iki, will be holding a service event to celebrate the success of the giveHOPA donation program. The day will be broken into two shifts, 10am-12:30pm and 12pm-2:30pm with a short program from 12-12:30pm. Lunch will be provided and please join us for some shave ice as as well at HOPA after the second shift!
Over a five week period during the 2011-2012 holiday season, HOPA, a Hawaiian treat shop and social enterprise specializing in all-natural, homemade, and local shave ice located in ʻĀina Haina Shopping Center, set a goal of raising $150 for each of the three Oʻahu based non-profit organizations. In that short span, HOPA was able to surpass the goal of $450 total by donating a portion of every gift-card sold to either Kanu Hawaiʻi, KUPU, and Kipuka Kalani‘iki.
On March 17th, in celebration of the success of the giveHOPA promotion, an event will be held on the campus of Kalani High School. The three non-profits will be awarded with the donations raised through the giveHOPA promotion and representatives from each of the participating organizations will be there to share a little more information about their programs. Also, in keeping with the theme of the giveHOPA promotion, the focus of the March 10th event will be a short service project that will involve the building of an organic potting shed for Kipuka Kalani‘iki’s sustainability garden. Following each shift, HOPA is welcoming all of the volunteers to come to their store to learn more about HOPA and their mission, as well as to enjoy some shave ice.
There is no charge to participate in the giveHOPA celebration event and all volunteers are welcome. This will be a great opportunity to help the community and to learn about all of the great organizations involved. For more information, please contact C4 via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Brent Kakesako at (808)371-9145. You can also contact HOPA directly at (808) 373-5111 or HOPA@houseofpurealoha.com.
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Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha
Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha, also known as “HOPA”, is a Hawaiian treat shop where you can enjoy all-natural homemade shave ice and other delicious treats, a social enterprise out to make a difference in the world, but most importantly a welcoming house for all, to come together as ohana and authentically experience Pure Aloha and the real magic and beauty of Hawaii.