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Pa‘ina to support Hale Kau Kau

By Staff | Mar 4, 2010

KIHEI — “Music Feeds The Soul” is the theme for the 11th annual benefit pa‘ina for Hale Kau Kau, The Meals For The Needy Program in South Maui.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa’s Aulani Ballroom.

Musical entertainment for the dinner and auction will be provided by Island Stylin’, Joe Cano and Tom Conway, and Uncle Willie K.

Hale Kau Kau (House of Meals) is a nonprofit program at Saint Theresa Church in Kihei that offers warm, nutritious meals every day to the needy, both onsite and through deliveries to the homebound elderly and disabled in South Maui.

Help to make this service possible comes almost entirely from volunteers in the community.

The program is funded by donations from businesses and individuals, and money raised during this annual pa‘ina fund-raiser. A grant from Maui County is also part of the funding.

More than one million meals have been served in the 18-year history of Hale Kau Kau..

“We have seen a rise in meals being served due to the current economic and employment situation,” said Father Terry Watanabe, “which means an increase in the need for funding to continue the service at a very critical time.”

The community is invited to participate via sponsorships for the event, donations of items for the auctions, advertising in the event program and attending the pa‘ina.

Selling for $75, tickets are available at the Hale Kau Kau Office at 25 West Lipoa St. (Saint Theresa Church) and on Saturdays and Sundays after church services.

For information or tickets, call Marie Osaki at 875-8754, e-mail hkkmaui@yahoo.com or visit www.halekaukau.org.