WAILUKU, MAUI – On April 21st, Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s Spring Na Kupuna Appreciation Event successfully delivered fresh tropical bouquets along with hotel prepared meals to over 500 homebound seniors of Maui! Starting at Kaunoa Senior Services in Paia, volunteers from MHLA hotel properties and allied members, along with the Mayor's Managing Director, Kekuhaupio “Keku” Akana, Chief of Staff, Leo Caires, and Executive Assistant, Sharon Banaag worked with Meals on Wheels to deliver to fifteen routes throughout the island.
“I want to express my gratitude for the Meals on Wheels lunch and flowers so kindly provided,” said recipient of Pukalani, Stan Truitt. “The crew that delivered it was most giving and cordial and gave this kupuna smiles and joy.”
Mahalo to Andaz Maui at Wailea, AMP Restaurants Ltd., Best Western Pioneer Inn, Councilmember Alice L. Lee, Courtyard Marriott Kahului Airport, Pacific Digital Signs, Fairmont Kea Lani, Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Island Art Party, Kaunoa Senior Services, Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel, Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club, Maui Floral Inc., Maui Health System, Maui Photo Hub, Napili Kai Beach Resort, Premier Restoration Hawaiʻi, Royal Lāhaina Resort, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Wailea Beach Resort Marriott Maui and all else who contributed to The Spring Na Kupuna Appreciation Event! For those unable to support this event in person, donations to cover the kupuna gifts are still being accepted through the MHLA website. Information on supporting the next MHLA event on Saturday, May 6th, The Visitor Industryʻs Maui County Charity Walk, is also available on the website: www.mauihla.org.
Photo Caption: Kaunoa Staff, Meals on Wheels, MHLA Member Volunteers, and Mayor Executives.
More photos available on our Na Kupuna Appreciation Events highlights page.
MHLA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to advocate for the Visitor Industry. The organization also provideseducational opportunities via the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, scholarships for UH Maui College students and benefits for the community via annual events like the Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Excellence in Golf Tournament and Kupuna Appreciation Events. Nonprofit grant applications and donation commitment forms are available on the website www.mauihla.org. For more informaiton, email [email protected].