These five Hawai‘i businesses, nonprofits and artists put community front and center.
1. Compassion From the Arts
O‘ahu-based Aloha Harvest invites all to its online holiday art sale fundraiser to find beautiful, custom holiday gifts such as handcrafted housewares, paintings and prints, jewelry, quilts and wall hangings, ceramics, wearable art and woodwork, all made by local artists. From Dec. 8 to 11, 50 to 100% of each sale made from shop.alohaharvest.org will go directly to supporting Aloha Harvest’s mission of rescuing quality excess food to feed Hawai‘i’s hungry.
Ellen Godbey Carson kimono quilts. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALOHA HARVEST
2. Hawai‘i People’s Fund
With its 50th anniversary approaching in the new year, Hawai‘i People’s Fund was built on the principles of funding, supporting and amplifying Hawai‘i-based grassroots organizations that challenge the systems of oppression. Most recently, the nonprofit has provided grants to Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea Honolulu, LAING Hawaiʻi, Mālama Mākua, Pōhāhā i ka Lani, Hui o Kuapā and more. hawaiipeoplesfund.org
Founded by O‘ahu-born actor and environmentalist Jason Momoa, revolutionary water brand Mananalu teams with Preferred Hotels & Resorts for a first-of-its-kind partnership. Bringing Mananalu’s water cans, which are made from 70% recycled aluminum, to the hotel group’s more than 1,100 properties across 80 countries, the collaboration reduces single-use plastic and promotes sustainable tourism. mananalu.com
4. Surf Shack Puzzles
O‘ahu-based, family-owned Surf Shack Puzzles works with female artists worldwide to create artful, eco-friendly puzzles. And this season, it debuts three new Christmas styles. In partnership with 1% for the Planet, a portion of all sales will go to organizations with the mission to protect the sea, including Surfrider Foundation’s O‘ahu chapter and PangeaSeed Foundation; a portion of sales from the kids collection goes to Nā Kama Kai, which teaches children ocean safety and conservation. surfshackpuzzles.com
Surf Shack Puzzle’s Beachin’ 1,000-piece puzzle from Hawai‘i illustrator Kim Sielbeck. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
5. Nouvelle Pearl
From Hawai‘i influencer Elle Florence comes a new island-inspired offering blooming with calla lily and gardenia earrings, among other styles. Ten percent of purchases of Nouvelle Pearl’s Hawaii Collection will be donated to Women’s Fund of Hawaii, which fosters statewide programs focused on the safety, health and security of Hawaiian women through grants provided to organizations promoting female empowerment.. elleflorence.com
Mokulua bracelet from Nouvelle Pearl’s Hawaii Collection. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND