Naturally alkaline, Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is dedicated to sustainability in all of our practices and serving those in need has been a focus of the company since the start. Waiākea leads the way when it comes to creating positive change throughout the world and that begins right here at home in the islands.
“Community Service is my passion. To be able to move home to my hometown, filled with many individuals who had their hand in raising me is a dream come true.” shares Geoli Nawahiekaluaopele Ng, Director of the Kōkua Initiative at Waiākea. It’s more than a dream for Geoli, it’s purpose-driven, and she has been the catalyst behind the growth of our Kōkua Initiative.
“When we work together to serve another in need, an unspoken bond is built, friendships are strengthened all while having fun. I believe that we have found the secret to life-long friendships, through our commitment to our community and one another, as we strive to make our community just a little better each and every day.“
As the company grows, so will this work as the Kōkua Initiative is committed to empowering the people of Hawaii through a 3 piko approach that encourages educational opportunities, ʻāina-based conservation & sustainability, and support for the most vulnerable in our community. The ongoing pandemic has been a perfect example for the need of such services.
Over the past 12 months, the Kōkua Initiative has made an impact throughout the islands in service to over 50,000 local people in need. To date, the Waiākea Kōkua Initiative has helped to support more than 30 organizations including but not limited to OK Farms – Hawai'i Eco CSA Food Boxes, Hilo Gardening Initiative Food Distribution, Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Hale Anuenue Restorative Care, Life Care Center of Hilo, Hawai'i Island Adult Care (HAIC),Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻOiwi, Waiākea High School, Waiākea Intermediate School, Waiākea Elementary School, Waiākeawaena Elementary School, Pahoa High and Intermediate School, Kalaniana'ole Elementary and Intermediate School, the Food Basket -Hawai'i Island Food Bank, Hawaii Diaper Bank, Hope Services Hawaii, Hawaii Literacy, YWCA, YMCA, among others.
“My work with the Kōkua Initiative doesnʻt feel like work at all. The more we help, the happier we feel. The more we give, the more rejuvenated we become, which gives us more energy and drive to keep pushing forward.”
Each purchase of Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water helps to keep our giveback programs moving ahead. This includes our partnership with Pump Aid to provide clean water access to the people of Malawi, Africa, and the Kōkua Initiative, which will be holding a Food & Diaper Drive, on October 2nd, 2021. This event will run from 8:00am - 11:00am at KTA Puainako and is held in collaboration with our partners, the Hilo Crescent City Lions Club.
Help us spread the word about this event and to learn more or donate to The Food Basket and the Hawai'i Diaper Bank, click the links below:
Mahalo for your support!