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In this season, we are most grateful for those who support and encourage us to continue striving to meet the most important needs in our community. Understand that you are a vital part of this work and that we could not do it without you. Your donation this year enables Hoʻokuaʻāina to continue programs and services for at-risk youth, struggling families, students, and our precious kūpuna.

November 22, 2023

letter from our directors

Aloha mai kākou,

Our favorite time of year has arrived, ushering in a season of excuses for overeating and celebrating the goodness of Ke Akua! It means taking time out of busy schedules to mālama special relationships and reflecting on all the things we are thankful for. We wanted to send a special message out to all of you to say thank you for another year of tremendous support. Your faith in us and constant encouragement means more than you know.

2023 will go down in the history of Hoʻokuaʻāina as a year of great transition. We have been afforded this time to prepare the ship for the journey ahead as we enter into a season of new opportunities for growth and expansion. The winds of change can be unsettling but having an anchoring vision for future generations to come helps us to see past the strong currents and look beyond. The horizon is full of hope and abundance. 

We invite you to continue the journey with us by investing in our next phase of growth on the 116 acres at Palawai. In addition to our current operating expenses, we plan to raise roughly $500K for the first phase of restoration on the new ʻāina which includes master planning, some engineering, and additional hands to clear, fence and plant a variety of crops to set the stage for future operations. 

With your contribution today, you will help us to cultivate a culture of individual well-being and community waiwai through aloha ʻāina. 

Me ke aloha pau ʻole,
Dean and Michele Wilhelm
Co-Founders and Directors

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