Livable Hawaii Kai Hui
Livable Hawaii Kai Hui is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, nonpartisan community organization serving East Honolulu, established in 2004. Their mission is to uphold the integrity of the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan which sets guidelines for sensible development respectful of Hawaiian cultural and natural resources that make East Honolulu a unique place to live. Protection of land through stewardship or acquisition and community education and engagement.
Each year Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk donates to Livable Hawaii Kai Hui. In 2015, the donation was designated to go directly to help purchase the Ka Iwi Mauka Lands. Proceeds from the 2016 event will go directly to the Maunalua Signage Project, which will place eight signs in Maunalua with the pahu (drum) image and the place name of site.
A one-time $1000 college scholarship is offered to any Hui Nalu paddler who has paddled from age 12 through high school graduation and awarded annually to all graduates who meet the criteria.
Equipment for Hui Nalu
Paddling equipment gets used every day and needs full-time attention and care, so equipment budgets at canoe clubs tend to be 40-50% of the entire budget. Having a fundraiser such as the Ka Iwi Coast Run & Walk has meant that Hui Nalu can continue to maintain and repair the sixteen general use canoes while allowing for the purchase of new canoes: a Bradley Lightning and an OC3. The OC3 allows coaches to get everyone in a boat even when they do not have a number divisible by six.