Ahuwale ka po’okela I kāu hana iā ha’i
(It is through the way you serve others that your greatness will be felt)
Hawaii is made up a multi-culturally rich and diverse communities. We all share the same basic needs. Food. Water. Shelter. Jobs. To realize our sustainability goals, we must work together for the good of all. Too often Hawaii’s agencies, organizations, and businesses work separately. We need to be more connected so we can not only function, but thrive. We need to urgently develop more community partnerships. We need to come together to bring our best and share our resources. There are awesome resources to learn from and build upon.
Hawaii Island Community Development Corporation and Habitat for Humanity provide housing for low-income families. Project Hawaii, Inc. provides care for homeless, poverty stricken and abused children. Kamehameha Schools teaches our keiki about the relationship between people and our environment. Hawaii Tourism Authority promotes creative and culinary arts and protects cultural and environmental sites. Hawaii Community Foundation funds a variety of community nourishing programs. The more we work together across all sectors, we will discover how we can do more with less, and create stronger communities at the same time!