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Benefit supports a legacy of caring for Maui’s kupuna

By Staff | Aug 21, 2014

KAHULUI – Enjoy an evening with live musical performances by Kapena oceanfront and under the stars at Kokua for Kupuna, Hale Makua Health Services’ signature fundraiser. The benefit will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali.

Kokua for Kupuna also includes a savory dinner buffet, two hosted drinks, silent auction with over 100 fabulous items from local retailers and restaurants, and door prizes. Guests will have a chance to win a chartered fishing trip for ten on Maui Jim Sunglasses’ exclusive boat for a suggested donation of $20. Free roundtrip bus transportation from Kahului is available.

Proceeds will benefit the organization’s residents who cannot afford the cost of living and care at a nursing home. Tickets are $110 for adults and $1,300 for a reserved table of ten with premium seating, available by calling (808) 871-9283 or visiting www.halemakua.org.

This year’s theme, Vintage Aloha, will celebrate the event’s 26th year and recognize individuals and businesses in the community whose commitment to Hale Makua Health Services has helped the organization to sustain a 68-year legacy of providing care to those who have no one to care for them and no means to pay for care. This year, Hale Makua Health Services will be honoring longtime supporters VIP Foodservice, Cash-N-Carry, and the Roy H. & Lorraine M. Okumura Foundation.

Kokua for Kupuna is made possible by the generous support of sponsors: Title Sponsor Atlas Insurance Agency; Major Sponsor Carlsmith Ball; and Supporting Sponsors ACM Consultants, Ace Holers Golf Club, American Savings Bank, First Hawaiian Bank, Gammie HomeCare, Genesis Healthcare, Hawaii Gas, KPOA, Kaiser Permanente, Maui Oil Company, MedAssets, Munekiyo & Hiraga, Ohana Health Plan, Sakamoto Properties, Servco Foundation, Towers Watson, and United Healthcare Community Plan.

Hale Makua Health Services is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1946 to provide a home for elders who had no one to care for them or means to pay for care. It is the only Eden Alternative-registered home in the State of Hawaii and one of Maui’s largest non-government employers.

Over 470 employees serve two nursing homes; a home health care agency; a rehab center specializing in both in and out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapies; an adult day health center; and an adult residential care home.

Visit www.HaleMakua.org for more information.