We wouldn't be able to do what we do without the help of these wonderful people. They are professionals in everything that they do and are an absolute joy to work with. As businesses they are our partners but to us they are ʻohana. MAHALO PIHA to these hardworking, community minded companies!
FOOD EDUCATION & CATERING
There is food. And there's food with a great story. The kind of story that conjures the aroma wafting from your family’s kitchen. The kind of story that recalls the traditions of our ancestors. The kind of story that brings us together around a table. Stories that come from food planted with care, raised with compassion, harvested with gratitude and enjoyed with family. Food that honors the voice of every ingredient.
VOLUNTEER SUPPORT & EDUCATION
HIHO (Hands In Helping Out) is an organization dedicated to creating positive volunteer experiences that create long lasting change within our community. We see the value in service as a means to build relationships, conversations and meaningful connections. We believe in the power of the individual to enact change no matter how big or small. And above all, we believe that the most important part of service begins and ends with us.
BREWERY & PUB
Kona Brewing Company was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. With a dream we began to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Our love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect the pristine environment here, brought us to the Big Island to fulfill our vision. Kona Brewing continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island and contribute many delicious cold ones to our events for not-for-profit organizations.
Shaka Tea is the first line of Hawi’i-grown, herbal iced teas on the market brewed from māmaki, which is only found and grown one place in the world - the Hawaiian archipelago. We have a commitment to the health of our consumers and health of our ‘āina. Shaka Tea supports sustainable farming and regenerative agriculture and is naturally caffeine-free with no added sugar. Our māmaki tea leaves are hand-harvested from the ancient forests and mineral-rich, volcanic soil of Mauna Loa and Kīlauea on Hawai’i Island.
Waiwai Collective is a group of Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs who share Juliana and a passion for uplifting our lahui. Ka Waiwai is a shared space that allows the people of our lahui to come together and dream up ideas of exchange that prioritizes the quality of relationships and the balance between people and Raina. We strive to cultivate a community that takes the creative risks necessary to put collective values into daily practice, affirm shred responsibilities and learn together to create a more waiwai future.
We have developed a series of academies along career pathways that are designed to better prepare students for specialized education and jobs in the future. We are proud of our culinary students who receive core training in math, history, artistry, and real-world skills in kitchen equipment use and maintenance, budgeting and job interviewing. At the Waipahu High School Culinary program we are focused on helping students to identify their passion, and provide the opportunities and supports for success.
Accel Party Rentals & Design is known for quality service. We set ourselves apart from the competition by offering much more than just delivery and setup. In providing you with total quality management, we take pride in our work. This drives us to invest in our craft by studying industry trends and knowing what products are available. We then use this knowledge to help answer your questions in a courteous and informed manner. Much more than just order-takers, our sales staff will try to understand your event as a whole and help you rent what it really takes to make your event a reality.
I love making pictures; I think it is because Iʻm not that great with words. I am from Mānoa, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi and graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa. I have been a french fry cooker, burger flipper, math tutor, social worker, information technology specialist, database programmer, sailing and navigation instructor, dishwasher, host, bartender, waiter, and restaurant manager. From 1999 to 2005, I was blessed with the opportunity to sail with the Polynesian Voyaging Society on the double-hulled sailing canoe, Hōkūleʻa. For the last 5 years, I have been extremely lucky to be the program coordinator for the marine fellowship program at The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi. I am now so very thankful to be a husband to a beautiful, intelligent wife and father to two little winged, tornado spinning monkey children.
Paper Crane Designs
Collaboration as an artform. Paper Crane Designs is a Hawaiʻi based graphic design firm with strong origins and expertise in the non-profit world. Every client we work with instantly becomes a part of the team and together we face the challenges of transforming thoughts and ideas into visual representations. Heavily active in the community and non-profit sector, Paper Crane Designs is out to create a culture of collaboration through the art and beauty of graphic design.
“Everybody, No matter where they are, Can Live Aloha” - OluKai
Here at OluKai we wanted to create footwear that combines durability for the waterman, ocean lifestyle, and a brand that has strong values and roots with style, comfort and craftsmanship. We believe that sustainability and positive living is less about an ethos and more about the choices that you make everyday. We produce products we believe in, products that we can stand behind. Our products are made with Aloha and are proud of our product and material, craftsmanship in construction and finding quality in life by the choices we make everyday.
RESTAURANT & CATERING
“At Young’s Market Company, we understand that we are a part of a larger community and that we must challenge ourselves every day to make sure that, as a company, and as individuals, we are making a difference by supporting the efforts of our employees, suppliers, customers and community.” - Youngs Market ‘Ohana
WINE & SPIRITS DISTRIBUTOR
While we're proud of how much we've grown our business over the years, we're not truly fulfilled until we see local and regional communities benefitting from our presence. That's why we strive to give back wherever we can have an impact. After all, it's not just about serving world-class wines and spirits --- it's about serving people, community, and the environmental efforts. - SWS
We formed the Hawai’i ‘Ulu Cooperative in 2016 to build a network of small-scale , diversifies farms on Hawai’i Island that grow breadfruit and want to improve community access to this nutritious food. By working together we are able to offer consistent, high-quality ‘ulu products that are delicious, versatile, local, healthy, accessible, and sustainable. The co-op is committed to the revival of ‘ulu to strengthen Hawai’i’s food security and to the value of aloha ‘āina by using environmentally responsible growing and production methods. Hawai’i ‘Ulu Cooperative strives to share knowledge about this remarkable fruit and make it easier for island residents and visitors to find, cook with, and enjoy ‘ulu all year-round.
Honolulu-based Jenny Sathngam has is a talented photographer, director, and producer. She has worked with companies such as as YETI, Hawaii Business Magazine, Bon Appétit, Food Network, NASA, and Refinery29. Her interest in people and culture as well as a year of residency in Sydney, Australia play a part in her inspiration for her photography career.