KAHULUI, MAUI, HI (April 14, 2022) – Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) kicked off April with two amazing events on Friday, April 8th, 2022, the Spring Na Kupuna Appreciation Event and the ClimbHi LEI Event.
MHLA partnered with Kaunoa Senior Services, Meals on Wheels and Congregate Nutrition programs for
Spring Na Kupuna Appreciation Event which successfully provided healthy, gourmet meals and
orchid plants to over 700 participating seniors around the island. Donations, volunteers and participants
came together from Andaz Maui at Wailea, Aston Kaanapali Shores, County of Maui, Fairmont Kea Lani,
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Grand Wailea, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, Hyatt Regency
Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club, Marriott Vacation Worldwide,
Montage at Kapalua Bay, Napili Kai Beach Resort, Pacific Panel Cleaners, Royal Lahaina, SGS
Landscaping, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, The Westin Maui
Resort & Spa, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, and Wailea Beach Resort Marriott Maui.
Following the morning kupuna donations, joined Maui students at the Sheraton Maui for the ClimbHI LEI
workforce development event. The free program LEI, which stands for leadership, Exploration and
Inspiration, gave 130 students from high school and college connection building opportunities between
communities, businesses, organizations, and schools through conversation, games, lunch and a career fair.
“MHLA is very grateful to have the opportunity to partner with the ClimbHI organization to support the
annual LEI event for our Maui County high school students,”says Lisa Paulson, Executive Director of
MHLA. “Workforce development and providing the needed resources for our youth to succeed and seek
careers here at home is one of MHLA’s primary goals. We look forward to the continued partnership with
ClimbHI and its initiatives.”
For more information on these events and upcoming events, please contact Maui Hotel & Lodging at
(808) 244-8625 or email
[email protected]. Other community partnerships coming up this year hosted by
MHLA this year includes:
Excellence in Education Golf Tournament, June 24
MHLA's 25th Excellence in Education Golf Tournament supports scholarships for our local high school and UH Maui College students. Last year $30,000 was raised.
Maui County Charity Walk, August 20
The Charity Walk is one of the largest fundraising events in Hawaii. Since the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association started hosting the event in 1980, Maui County has raised a cumulative total of $15.4 million, benefitting hundreds of non-profit organizations on Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi. Most importantly, all the funds raised on Maui remain in Maui County to benefit the local community and its residents.
About the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association
MHLA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to advocate for the Visitor Industry. The organization also provides educational opportunities via the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and scholarships for UH Maui College students; and benefits the community via the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Excellence in Education golf tournament, and Kupuna Dinner. For additional information, contact MHLA at 244-8625 or [email protected].