Aloha! On May 1st, I joined King’s Hawaiian as they commemorated the traditional Hawaiian holiday Lei Day by honoring Project Mahalo partners: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Family Caregivers Alliance, Meals on Wheels and One Warm Coat. These non-profits embody the Hawaiian Way of giving to others without expecting anything in return.
King’s Hawaiian selected Meals On Wheels Association of America as the recipient of the $25,000 donation from KING’S HAWAIIAN Project Mahalo.
Keeping with the Hawaiian Way, King’s Hawaiian also made donations of $10,000 each to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Family Caregiver Alliance and One Warm Coat. King’s Hawaiian CEO Mark Taira presented these contributions.
Mark Taira said,” Our goal with Project Mahalo was to thank these wonderful organizations and to raise awareness about the generous work they do every day,”
Prior to the presentation of checks, each non-profit shared information about their organization. I was touched by their testimonies. Although, many of us know it is important to give, it is always good to hear what others are doing or sometimes we need a little reminder that it is important to give.
After the presentation we were had a buffet style lunch, which was amazing! There was a nice selection of Hawaiian dishes: Poke, Sesame Wings, Crab Artichoke Dip, Kalua Pig, Ginger Crusted Salmon, Hawaiian Orange Chicken, Potato Macaroni Salad, Steamed Rice, Ramen Salad, Dark and White Chocolate Bread Pudding an assortment of desserts and fresh fruit.
With continuous generosity each guest was given a gift bag and was told that we could send a care package to anyone we know and they would mail the packages out.
This was a great day of sharing and giving. I cannot end my post without mentioning that I was happy to share this experience and day with my girl, Jamie Gall Minnesota Girl Transplanted in LA .
I had a wonderful time.
Mahalo, Free and For Me