Keawe Holt of the Ke Kukui Foundation singing and playing along with Moana during Arden's home hospice session.
Last month, I put out a call about 15hours before Arden's Moana themed session asking the help of someone to come and play ukulele to create the perfect environment for this very special shoot. I scoured the internet and came across the Ke Kukui Foundation. They are a local non-profit that is dedicated to providing education about the Pacific Islander Culture to anyone interested.
Without hesitation, I got an email back saying that Keawe (the Executive Director) would be there. He was absolutely wonderful to work with and we are so excited to have met him. I will actually be attending their amazing event called the 3 Days of Aloha this coming weekend. It is sure to be a great time, so come out and enjoy some traditional Hawaiian fun!
What is your business?
Ke Kukui Foundation.
What is your mission?
To preserve and share the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander cultures by providing education in language, literature, music, arts, dance, and cultural practices.
Where are you based out of?
How long have you been in business?
Ke Kukui Foundation has officially been in business as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization since January 2007. Prior to this date, we were known as Kukui Foundation since 2004.
What inspired you to work with Capes and Crowns Foundation?
Our Founder, Deva Yamashiro, is committed to ensuring that we touch the lives of na keiki (the children) through the beauty and essence of the Hawaiian and Pacific Islander cultures. We do this through our music, our dance, our education, and much more. The opportunity to partner with Capes and Crowns Foundation was a tremendous privilege, and our hope is to continue to work with you to touch the lives of the precious children you serve.
What was your favorite part of working with Capes and Crowns Foundation?
Working with you to bring joy to Arden and her family was wonderful. The professionalism and care of your staff members is admirable.
How can anyone interested in your services contact you? (please include website and best form of contact)
Best form of contact is by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org - Our board members receive correspondence from this email address, and the appropriate person for the type of request will respond.
Thank you again to Keawe and the rest of the Ke Kukui Foundation, it is an honor to have met with you and we look forward to working with you more in the future! Mahalo!