Maui United Way works to support programs that address Maui County’s health and human service needs to ensure our local families are supported in their time of need.
A Hui Hou Financial Assistance Program
The A Hui Hou Fund was developed by a group of concerned citizens, led by Alice Lee, in partnership with Maui United Way to provide emergency financial assistance to HC&S displaced
workers in need. With growing concern regarding the over 600 employees that have been laid off due to the sugar plantation closure at the end of 2016, Maui United Way has stepped up to launch
a fundraising campaign to generate funds to provide displaced workers with emergency asistance, specifically supporting rental, mortgage, utilities, medical and educational needs.
HC&S and their employees have been supporting Maui United Way since the late 1940s and are believed to be our longest standing contributors. The A Hui Hou fund represents our appreciation
for their continued support to Maui's commnunity and an opportunity to return our support in their time of need.
Pacific Media Group sponsors the Holiday Toy Drive and recipients are identified through Maui United Way's 33 partner agency programs and affliliate organizations of Friends of the Children's
Justice Center. The children who benefit from the toy drive are primarily victims of poverty and low income circumstances, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and other special
In 2016, the Holiday Toy Drive provided 2,100 keiki with Christmas gifts and were able to fulfill 90 percent of our requests.
This year's school supply drive was a huge success, with 408 keiki receiving school supplies donated from our Maui community! Maui United Way brought in 11,001 supplies which were distributed
to keiki in need through our 34 partner agency programs. A special mahalo to Jolee Tanaka, a freshman at Maui High School, for once again serving as our Youth Chair for the drive.
Mahalo to our sponsors, Pacific Media Group and HMSA for their support and mahalo to our community partners Four Seasons Resort Maui, Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Worldmark by Wyndham Kihei,
Fire and Police Stations, County of Maui, Target and all the many generous individuals who donated to our drive!
To find or give help, just call 211 or visit the online help database. It’s free and it’s confidential. It’s available 24 hours a day. 211 connects you to 4,000 community
services across the State of Hawaii.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation. The program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people
throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter.