Non-Profit Submissions to Our Contest for Free Support


With the wonderful efforts of all our club members, we’ve received 14 submissions (so far) for the non-profit 6-month partnership. At our meeting on Friday, May 8, we will hear from each non-profit as they explain a bit about who they are and how they imagine utilizing social media to further expose their objectives and goals to target audiences.

Here is a brief overview of who has submitted a nomination. You may also view this video from the live presentations made at the meeting following this listing; one entry has submitted a video in the comments who could not attend. Since this collaboration will depend heavily on the nonprofit being able to devote time and attention to learning about social media, all applicants were expected to attend the May 8th meeting.

Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike Building ProgramAs a construction skills training program in Hana, Maui, the mission of Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike (“In Working, One Learns”) is to provide at-risk youth with a way to learn that makes sense to them, that builds their self-esteem and shows them they have the power to change their own futures. (Presentation on the video below.)

Hawaii Book and Music Festival (HBMF) -This mostly open-air festival features over 500 Presenters (Authors, Musicians, Poets, Playwrights, Performers of all kinds, Storytellers, Singers, Dancers, Choruses and much more) in over 175 events in 12 simultaneous venues. (Presentation on the video below.)

Hawaii Cat Foundation – An all-volunteer organization, dedicated to the welfare of Hawaii’s cats, including the humane reduction of the feral/stray cat population through an effective, non-lethal management program. (Presentation on the video below.)

The Safe Zone Foundation dba Girl Fest Hawaii – Hawaii’s only all-volunteer run community-based organization solely devoted to preventing violence against women and girls through education and art. (Presentation on the video below.)

Blood Bank of Hawaii Committed to providing a safe and adequate supply of blood, blood products and related transfusion services to the patients of Hawaii. (Presentation on the video below.)

Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center – Provides legal, case management, and social justice services to immigrant communities in Hawaii. (See video in the comments below.)

Lanakila Rehabilitation Center, Inc., dba Lanakila Pacific – Offers programs and services for adults with cognitive, physical, social or age-related challenges that build independence and an improved quality of life. (Presentation on the video below.)

Tails of Aloha – Provides visits from one of their pet teams to any home with ill or elder people that would like a pick me up. They also provide shampoo, kennels and food to homeless people with pets as well as foster home pets whose owners have lost their homes to disaster or financial crisis. (Arrived late & missed the video.)


isisHawaii – isisHawaii provides resources and opportunities for teachers and students to get excited about math and science for higher education and STEM career pathways. (Did not attend the meeting.)

Hawai`i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations – The only statewide association for nonprofit organizations, HANO unites and strengthens the nonprofit sector as a collective force to improve the quality of life in Hawai`i. (Did not attend the meeting.)

Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers – Established in 1996 to serve the needs of the Native Hawaiian Community. Our mission is Educating Children, Strengthening Families, Enriching Communities and Perpetuating Culture. (Did not attend the meeting.)

Honolulu Theatre for Youth -Hawaii’s non-profit professional theatre company providing theatre and drama education programs that make a difference in the lives of Hawaii’s young people and families. (Did not attend the meeting.)

The Bella Project – Makes prom affordable for every high school woman by collecting, or receiving as donations, formal dresses and accessories and providing them free of charge to underpriveleged women who are unable to purchase their own prom attire. (Did not attend the meeting.)

American Society of Interior Designers – Hawaii Chapter – Advances the interior design professional through knowledge, networking, professional and public education, and the advocacy of an interior designer’s right to practice. (Did not attend the meeting.)

The Path Clinic – The only comprehensive perinatal addiction clinic in Hawaii. It’s mission is to provide prenatal, delivery, and postnatal OB/GYN services to women struggling with alcohol or substance abuse in a nonjudgmental manner that also addresses their social service and addiction needs. (Did not attend the meeting.)

Voting will take place online, and we’ll provide the website shortly. So whether at the meeting, or participating remotely, you will be able to vote for the non-profit partner of your choice.

With aloha, we wish all non-profits the best of luck and are happy provide our knowledge and resources to you at each of our monthly meetings should you not be chosen.

~SMCHI



8 thoughts on “Non-Profit Submissions to Our Contest for Free Support

  1. I would like to vote for Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations – how can I do this – they are not listed on the voting place.

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