Help Get Uncle Bobby Out of Jail!

Uncle Bobby MDA Lockup FundraiserOnce again, Uncle Bobby is raising funds for MDA – the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We hope you will join our efforts and help him meet his goal!

Click Here to Donate to Uncle Bobby’s Get Out of Jail Fundraiser for MDA

His goal is $2000.

Funds must be raised by Thursday, February 20th, 2014!

“I know that together we’ll Make a Muscle and Make a Difference in the fight against muscle disease” says Uncle Bobby.

Year End Letter 2013

Aloha Mai Kakou,

The 2013 paddling year was one of great achievement as well as trials for the Puakea family and foundation. We have gained additional members and thus been extraordinarily busy. This increase in interest is wonderful, but overwhelming and very consuming, which accounts for the absence of the 2012 newsletter. We would like to send our sincere apologies for that. Continue reading

Mahalo to You for a Full of Wonder Fundraiser!

Uncle Bobby at Casino NightOh what a night! We started planning this last fall, 2012, and to see how beautifully it all came together last Saturday was truly a blessing. We raised over $7,500 for the new Puakea Learning Center! The volunteer board members worked so hard and our guests played so hard! We are so grateful to each and everyone of you who supported and joined this event. Scroll down to see just a few of the pics from this event! There are many more on our Facebook page.

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Fundraiser Prize Donation

We will be giving away prizes and hosting a silent auction all night long at our annual fundraiser, Casino Night 2013! If you would like to contribute a gift, please fill out this form and we will be thanking you on the web and via social media throughout the event! We hope you will join us and take home some prizes too.

To insure maximum mahalo coverage for you (and help us avoid a last minute mad rush!), please make your donation by Wednesday, April 10th.

Mahalo to everyone who donated! We raised over $7,500 due to your generosity!

Casino Night Silent Auction Prizes

The Silent Auction prizes are pouring in so we are starting to list the major ones here. If you haven’t heard yet, we are having a Casino Night Fundraiser, Saturday, April 13. We will also have several other items for LIVE auction as well as raffles throughout the night!

Get all the other details and your tickets here.

Donate a Prize here.

Download our Casino Night Flyer here!
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Make Your Own Paddle Workshop: February 2013

measuring the woodOur annual Make Your Own Paddle Workshop is back again! Uncle Bobby’s once a year paddle workshop is a rich experience in learning about Hawaiian culture, tropical woods, and the ocean sport of outrigger canoeing.

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Can You Help Us Win $10,000?

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Local business Bella Pietra is having a Facebook contest. We are SO lucky – we made it already into the final three in the Natural Stone for Non-Profits contest. Please help us win the Grand Prize: a design AND installation package worth $10,000 from Bella Pietra and Build Beautiful.

Contest Dates: Monday, October 1 through Monday, October 15
The public is encouraged to vote to see which of the finalists will receive the $10,000 grand prize package. Here is how it works:

  • Visit Bella Pietra’s Facebook page at, Bella Pietra between now and October 15. If you don’t already LIKE Bella Pietra, do so at this time to be able to vote.
  • Vote for your favorite finalist, Puakea Foundation!, one vote per person.
  • Bella Pietra and Build Beautiful will announce the grand prize winner by the end of October, with design and installation to occur in November/December 2012.