Operation: KaiAloha gifts back to keiki on Maui and O'ahu
This holiday season, life is looking a little different for kids on island, especially those affected by the Lahaina fires. Our team decided to spread some holiday cheer and share some aloha to children on Maui and O’ahu.
KaiAloha Supply donated toys to over 100 kids at Parents and Children Together Maui and O’ahu, Napili Kai Foundation and Kahākūkahi Foundation.
On December 14, our store managers successfully shopped at Walmart and Target to purchase items such as educational toys, dolls, arts and crafts, sports equipment (football, basketball, goggles and floaties), reusable water bottles, wallets, stuffed animals and so much more. These toys were received by keiki ranging in age from newborn to 18-year-olds.
Our Whalers Village team was assigned to shop for 60 kids at Kahākūkahi Foundation. They filled two carts at Walmart to the brim! ( Nalani Wilsey / KaiAloha Supply )
“The children of Kahākūkahi loved all the gift bags you provided for Christmas for them!!! A few moms were even in tears with joy and relief. The kids were just stoked🙏”
Shawneen Schweitzer, Kahākūkahi Foundation
(Left) Families at Kahākūkahi's event on December 17th with toys from KaiAloha Supply. (Right) Keiki group photo during Kahākūkahi's weekly Ocean Clinic. ( Candace Faust / KaiAloha Supply )
Our store manager at Waikiki was assigned to shop for 30 kids at Parents and Children Together O'ahu. On the left, she laid out all the toys together with her dog. On the right, she filled the back of her trunk with all of her shopping from Target. ( Megan Hogan / KaiAloha Supply )
“I want to express our deepest gratitude to your company for the generous donation and unwavering support extended to our Maui ohana.”
Denise Wong, PACT Maui
We gifted to Parents and Children Together (PACT) on both Maui and O'ahu. Photographed are some of our Waikiki team members in our mele shirts on the day of the toy delivery. ( Megan Hogan / KaiAloha Supply )
Our store manager at Wailea shopped for 22 kids at Napili Kai Foundation. They received the gifts at their Christmas show on December 19th. ( Photo courtesy of Kathy Holoaumoku Ralar )