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Community Initiatives

We support broadscale community action built on collaborative and equitable relationships.

Volunteer Week Hawaii

Mahalo from Volunteer Week Hawaii 2022! Volunteer Week Hawaii is an annual opportunity to get engaged in your community and make a lasting impact. This year we exceeded our goals and engaged over 10,000 volunteers in over 400 events across…
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Kōkua Exchange

“Don’t worry about giving back what you can’t….Give what you can & take what you need.” Kōkua Exchange is our local take on Timebanking in which members participate in community development as they contribute to social, economical, and cultural equity…
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Pledge To Our Keiki

Students from multiple islands and local schools created The Pledge To Our Keiki. The Pledge is a commitment to respect and care for the island places that they call home so that future generations continue to enjoy all that Hawai‘i…
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Mission

Kanu Hawaii provides tools and opportunities for people to connect with one another – to take action that builds more compassionate and resilient communities across Hawaii. 

Vision

Hawaii’s people are equitably thriving through healthy and vibrant relationships, shared aloha, and a deep rooted kuleana for one another and Honua (the Earth).

Kuleana

Aloha

Pono

Mālama ʻĀina

Mahalo from Volunteer Week Hawai’i 2022

Volunteer Week Hawai’i thanks all the community organizations, volunteers and sponsors that made this year the biggest so far!

Community Heroes Awards 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Community Heroes Awards which honor and recognize residents who have exemplified outstanding leadership and volunteer service to their community. Pictured here are the winners from Pearl City and ‘Aiea communities, Larry Veray and Karen Higa. They are flanked by Rep. Aaron Johanson, Senator Bennette E. Misalucha and Keone Kealoha of Kanu Hawaii.

This year, the Office of Representative Lisa Kitagawa (House District 48) and Office of Representative Nadine Nakamura (House District 14) recognized one winner from each of their districts, Ron Garrison (Kauai) and Mahealani Cypher (Kane’ohe) respectively.