So April was another successful month, and again, all thanks to YOU! Between Merrie Monarch, and our online sales, we were able to donate 90 sets of our Mea Wahī'eha [Bandages] to a local, Oahu based non-profit called Ka 'Aumanu o Mānoa.
HOW IT STARTED...
Our relationship with Ka 'Aumanu began when they reached out to us in April to see if we were willing to send them some of our bandages to sell at Ho'omau Hawai'i's Market at Bishop Museum. Ka 'Aumanu was going to be hosting an event called: Mālamalama: A Hoʻolako Hale Experience by Pūnana Leo o Mānoa. This experience had brought together various kānaka and kamaʻāina artist, crafters, and vendors of Hawaiʻi with a skill for making keiki-friendly and haʻawina-perfect toys and items to be used in the educational classroom and school setting. We were honored that they included us in such a unique and creative experience for the keiki, and wanted to say mahalo by donating bandages back to their organization.
ABOUT KA 'AUMANU...
Ka 'Aumanu is a non-profit organization who's mission and beliefs are centered around supporting Hawaiian language education, conservation arts, and culture especially for pre-school aged children in the ahupua'a of Mānoa. Ka 'Aumanu is comprised of the mākua of the keiki who attend Pūnana Leo o Mānoa, and all of the money raised by the organization goes to the Keiki, Kula and Kumu of the Pūnana Leo o Mānoa.
You can follow them on instagram [@kaaumanuomanoa] for upcoming events, and to learn more!
Mahalo again to all of you for continuing to support or small business. We hope that you also enjoy about learning about these organizations that make a difference in our local community! Please like, and share our stories to help strengthen our community together!