What is Kokua for Maui?
In Hawaii, we value showing aloha to one another. Kokua for Maui – Shop & Show Aloha is an effort to promote events and programs focused on supporting the people of Maui and their economic recovery. Across Hawaii and around the world, let’s kokua and show aloha to Maui as we move forward together.
Click here for the Kokua for Maui FAQ sheet.
A message from Chamber of Commerce Hawaii President & CEO, Sherry Menor-McNamara:
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is a proud partner of the “Kokua for Maui” initiative, which will take place throughout the month of November. It’s a joint effort between the State of Hawaii, County of Maui, County of Kauai, County of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu and community organizations like the Chamber. The effort includes a series of events and programs that will support Maui’s people and economic recovery. Events will highlight Maui businesses and their products and services to help bolster sales and opportunities for these local vendors. Look out for these upcoming Kokua for Maui events in November:
- Nov. 3-4 10th Annual Made in Maui Festival, presented by the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Hawaiian Airlines
- Nov. 11 Kapalua Family Day
- Nov. 14-17 22nd Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, presented by CNHA
- Nov. 18 Maui Food & Wine Festival, presented by Hawaii Agriculture Alliance
- Nov. 19 Kokua for Maui at Neal Blaisdell Center, presented by the City and County of Honolulu
- Nov. 20-21 Kokua for Maui in Waikiki
We hope you will support these events and shop Maui with us in November. For more information about Kokua for Maui and a full list of events and programs to support, visit www.mauinuifirst.com/kokua.
Additionally, mahalo to Congresswoman Tokuda and Congressman Ed Case for introducing the Maui Strong Act this week. The bill establishes an Emergency Micro-enterprise Recovery Grant Pilot Program to award tax-free grants of $20,000 to nonprofits, independent contractors and small businesses with 25 or fewer employees that lost revenue resulting from the wildfires.