In Partnership with Maui Food Bank
KAHULUI, MAUI, HI (March 11, 2022) – Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) is honored to partner with Maui Food Bank in a Toiletry Drive taking place through March 25th. Recently, the Maui homeless community and families at Hale Makana expressed their need for toiletry items to Liza Rivera, a Maui Food Bank volunteer, who has taken the lead in conducting the drive. Toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, and feminine products are just some of the listed donation requests that can be dropped off at Keller Williams offices in Kihei, Kahului, and Lahaina. On Wednesday, March 9th, MHLA showedits support for the Toiletry Drive by presenting a $2,500 check to Maui Food Bank at the Wailuku headquarters. MHLA hopes their support will encourage the entire community to get involved whether by donating, volunteering or spreading the word about this great cause and upcoming events.
“We are pleased to be able to
provide funding for toiletry items for Hale Makana,” said Lisa Paulson,
Executive Director of Maui Hotel & Lodging Association. “I’m grateful that
Liz made us aware of this need and that the Maui Food Bank was able to assist us
in purchasing the needed items.”
For more information on the Toiletry Drive and other events giving back, please contact Maui Hotel & Lodging at (808) 244-8625 or email [email protected]. Other upcoming community partnerships hosted by MHLA this year include:
Na Kupuna Spring Appreciation, April 8
Maui Hotel & Lodging Association has once again been presented an opportunity to give back to our Maui community by hosting the 2022 Nā Kupuna Spring Appreciation Luncheon. In partnership with Meals on Wheels and the County of Maui, MHLA will be providing 700 of Maui’s deserving senior citizens with a fresh hot meal and a spring orchid gift.
ClimbHI, April 8
Maui Hotel & Lodging is a proud supporter of the ClimbHI event on April 8 for our Maui high school students at the Sheraton Maui. ClimbHI enhances workforce development opportunities by building connections between communities, businesses, organizations, and schools.
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].