Oh 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.
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!
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!
Plans are really coming together for our annual meeting and fundraiser for the Puakea Learning Center! Tickets are on sale now! Early Bird Prices end on Feb 28th! Continue reading
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 https://www.facebook.com/bellapietra, 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.
We are really planning ahead and hope you will mark your calendars for APRIL 13, 2013! We will be having our annual meeting combined with a fun-filled Casino Night and dinner serving as our annual fundraiser. Alana has already started collecting prizes so we will be bursting at the seams with things to give away to our attendees come next April.
More news to follow over the months as we pull the details together.
Just mark APRIL 13, 2013 as “reserved” on your calendar for Puakea Foundation of Hawaii, Inc!
Hawaii film maker Clark Hilton has created a very soulful 5-minute film about Uncle Bobby. There is great footage of Bobby working at his canoe repair halau and lots of hearing about Uncle Bobby’s fascinating history!
Mahalo to Clark and his crew and thank you for watching it!
Uncle Bobby is so excited! In one of those amazing life coincidences, he will be serving as the Grand Marshall of the famous Catalina Crossing race from Newport Beach, CA to Catalina Island, this Saturday, September 8th, on his 70th birthday!
Bobby’s crew actually won this race in 1999, so he has a long history with them. It was no surprise that when I was at his home a few weeks ago for the Puakea Foundation board meeting, he was able to go into the living room and pull out his trophy!
UPDATE: Check out the photos from the Catalina race:
In August 2012, Uncle Bobby and Aunty Pat traveled to Newport Beach, CA to bless the Makapo Paddlers new canoe. These paddlers young and old are an inspiration to us all. The Puakea Foundation looks forward to working with you again!
Visit the Makapo Paddlers Website.
Makapo Aquatics is committed to helping blind and visually impaired athletes see their potential.
A hui hou