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Benefit featuring the Makaha Sons to celebrate 70 years of caring for kupuna

By Staff | Jul 28, 2016

“Kokua for Kupuna,” Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser, will feature an opening performance by Halemanu and music by the Makaha Sons (pictured).

KAHULUI – Enjoy an evening oceanfront and under the stars with live musical performances by the Makaha Sons at “Kokua for Kupuna,” Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser. The benefit event celebrating the nonprofit organization’s 70th year of providing care for Maui’s kupuna will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help those who cannot afford healthcare services.

“Kokua for Kupuna” will also include an opening performance by Halemanu, Hawaiian dinner buffet, two hosted drinks, silent auction with over 100 fabulous items from local retailers and restaurants, and door prizes.

Tickets are $140 for adults and $1,500 for a reserved table of ten with premium seating, and can be purchased by calling 871-9283 or visiting www.halemakua.org.

This year’s theme, “Celebrating a 70-Year Heritage of Caring,” will pay tribute to the organization’s rich cultural heritage and honor its 1946 founders: Wailuku Hongwanji and the Maui United Young Buddhist Association. These two groups were instrumental in finding and building a home for Maui’s elders, and the beginnings of a 70-year legacy of providing care to those who have no one to care for them and no means to pay for care.

“Kokua for Kupuna” is made possible by the generous support of sponsors. The Title Sponsors are Atlas Insurance Agency and Kaiser Permanente. The Major Sponsors are Carlsmith Ball and Servco Foundation, and the Supporting Sponsors are ACM Consultants, Alexander & Baldwin, AlohaCare, American Savings Bank, Arisumi Brothers, Betsill Brothers, Dorvin D. Leis Co., First Hawaiian Bank, Genesis Healthcare, HFM Foodservice, Hawaii Gas, Islands Hospice, KPOA, MDXHawaii, Maui Oil Company, Maui Soda & Ice Works/Roselani Ice Cream, Medline, Munekiyo Hiraga, Ohana Health Plan, Sakamoto Properties, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, VIP Foodservice/Island Grocery Depot, and Vizient.

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 450 employees serve two nursing homes; a home health care agency; a rehabilitation 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 information.