Giving Back – Christmas in Hawaii
Hawaii is a special place all year long but Christmas in Hawaii is a magical experience. As a mom of three young children it is fun to see the children’s faces light up with the magic of Christmas.
While it is fun to receive I try to use the holidays as a time to teach them about giving instead of receiving. I can teach them quotes and Hawaiian proverbs such as:
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
Ahuwale ka po `okela I kau hana ia ha`i “It is through the way you serve others that your greatness will be felt.” – Hawaiian Proverb
I believe the best way to teach my kids about giving back to the community is by example. I am proud to be a part of a company that demonstrates generosity and gives back to Hawaii.
Hawaii Discount realizes the importance of giving not only during Christmas in Hawaii but also all year long. Hawaii Discount has supported a number of charities this year.
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii
The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii opened in 1976. It currently serves over 14,000 youth providing a safer, structured and positive environment for youth after school, during holidays and on summer vacation
Make A Wish Foundation
The Make a Wish Foundation grants wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. The belief that guides the Make a Wish Foundation is “We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer”. We recently received a letter from a Make a Wish family that had an amazing time at Chief’s Luau on Oahu.
Live Like Sion Foundation
Sion Milosky was one of Hawaii’s most daring, humble, and adept waterman. Sion tragically passed away while surfing monster Maverick’s. Sion had a simple outlook on life “to live life to the fullest, show aloha to everyone, and always put family first”. Si was an inspiration to all. From the devastation of his untimely death, an outpouring of love and support from the surfing community began a passion to share Sion’s story and continue his legacy, to encourage others, to Live Like Sion.
Hale O Honolulu Clubhouse
The Hale O Honolulu Clubhouse is a comprehensive psychosocial program that offers rehabilitative services to adults seeking mental wellness.
Waikiki Health Youth Outreach Clinic
Waikiki Health Youth Outreach Clinic serves as a safe haven for homeless youth, offering medical care, social services and support.
Hawaii Discount wishes Peace, Love and Joy to all of our readers this holiday season! I hope some of you will even get to experience Christmas in Hawaii!