We raised $5,000 in July 2023 to help Papahana Kuaola.
Papahana Kuaola is dedicated to the preservation and conservation the Hawaiian culture and natural history of Hawaiʻi through community based and educational programs focused on environmental restoration and economic sustainability fully integrated with Hawaiian knowledge in order to exemplify a lifestyle respectful of akua, kānaka, and ʻāina for the purpose of preserving and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture and lifestyle. Located in Waipao, He‘eia, Ko‘olaupoko, on O‘ahu. The property covers an area of 63 acres reaching from the right side of Haʻikū valley into the next valley of ‘Ioleka‘a. The site includes office spaces, library, indoor and outdoor programming areas, a perpetually flowing stream, natural springs, numerous loʻi kalo (taro patches), a wetland area, and 50 acres of māla (upland gardens) filled with native Hawaiian and Polynesian introduced plants. Additionally, staff on the islands of Molokaʻi and Maui provide services to Maui County. Papahana Kuaola operates a Cultural Learning Center to provide hands-on, standards-based learning experiences and instruction for students, teachers, and the community.