Honolulu Cookie Company is committed to giving back to our community by supporting local arts and education programs, as well as other charitable organizations. We strive to build strong relationships with the communities that we serve, sharing the spirit of aloha wherever we are. Learn more about our giveback efforts and how you can join us in supporting them.
As part of our ongoing efforts, we are honored to be able to partner with and provide support to Pu’uhale Elementary School, Helping Hands Hawaii Ready to Learn℠, and The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together.
Pu’uhale Elementary School strives to enrich the quality of community life by providing its students and staff an environment that is safe, nurturing, and caring. The school provides literacy, math, science, and technology support, as well as programs to develop students’ artistic abilities. We are excited to volunteer and provide ongoing support to our local neighboring school through sponsoring their assemblies, assisting with school improvement projects, and keeping their KALO Store* well stocked with the help of other donors.
*KALO store: Located in the school’s library, students can redeem their KALO Cash for real rewards! KALO stands for Kuleana, Aloha, Laulima and ʻOhana and are part of the school’s value system. Students may be given KALO Cash any time of the day when displaying appropriate behavior aligned with the KALO value system. This helps recognize and reinforce students’ positive behavior. We share the same values of Kuleana and Laulima and our ongoing goal for this partnership is to help keep their KALO Store well stocked with sports equipment, board games, and toys throughout the school year.
No child should have to go without school supplies. Helping Hands Hawai‘i®, through its Ready to Learn℠ program, provides thousands of local students (grades K-12) from low-income and houseless families with educational tools to prepare them for the classroom by partnering with social service agencies and community donors. We are proud to be able to support the Ready to Learn℠ program as a sponsor and are excited to assist this non-profit community organization within our local Kalihi neighborhood on their mission to equip students with the resources they need to succeed in school. To learn more and find out how you can help, please visit: helpinghandshawaii.org.
The Pantry, by Feeding Hawaii Together, is the only e-commerce pantry in Hawaii operating weekly, year-round, to provide fresh, diverse, nutritional food to the families of Hawaii. For over 20 years, The Pantry has been serving the Oahu community with a “grocery store style” experience so clients can choose the items they want, when they need it. The Pantry has developed innovative ways to provide quality products for free and has become one of Hawaii’s largest food and product distribution services addressing the urgent issue of food insecurity and providing for the well-being of families. We are so grateful to be able to provide ongoing support to our local neighborhood pantry through volunteering monthly and helping to stock shelves, pulling/packing food orders and loading food orders into cars. To learn how you can volunteer, please visit: www.thepantry.org.
A portion of the net proceeds from our Fall Collection Box will be donated to support two local lo’i organizations: Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi and Ho'okua'āina.
Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi is a community-based non-profit organization based in the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia on the island of Oʻahu. Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi continues to implement Māhuahua ʻAi o Hoi (Regrowing the Fruit of Hoi), a long-range project to restore agricultural and ecological productivity to nearly 405-acres within the wetlands of Heʻeia. To learn more, please visit: www.kakoooiwi.org
Ho‘okua‘āina is a non-profit nestled in the ahupua'a of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oahu. Since 2007, the ʻohana at Kapalai, along with a hui of collaborators and thousands of community volunteers, have restored 7.6 acres to an abundant and productive kalo farm. Today the lo’i is an ideal outdoor learning environment and valuable asset to the Windward community as well as a productive farm enterprise. We are literally “rebuilding lives from the ground up” by empowering youth to realize the meaning and purpose of their lives by helping them develop life strategies and skills through the cultivation of kalo and Hawaiian cultural values-based coaching. Connect with Ho'okua'āina on FB, IG, Twitter or on their website for more information on their programs and how to get involved: www.hookuaaina.org
In celebration of our anniversary year, we’re making a commitment that for every 25th Anniversary Box Large sold, Honolulu Cookie Company will be donating 10% of the net proceeds to local non-profit organizations that support local arts and education programs: I’m a Bright Kid Foundation, Mālama ʻĀina Foundation, and KUPU.
Ronald E. Bright left an indelible mark on the education and theater landscape of Hawai’i and on the lives of those that he mentored. The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit created to support the educational endeavors of those that are inspired to teach, and to ensure that his gift of live theater continues to thrive in our community. Their mission is to perpetuate the teachings and legacy of Mr. Ronald E. Bright by supporting the performing arts and education. To learn more, please visit: imabrightkid.org
Since 1998, the Mālama ʻĀina Foundation has worked to inspire "haumāna (students)" of all ages to achieve success academically and personally, through curricula and projects that integrate, teach, and apply traditional Hawaiian perspectives with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning. Their Vision, Ka Hopena o Ka ‘Ike Kūpuna, a sustainable community built upon the innovations of the past, sits at the heart of all that they do. They have a strong commitment to the success of students in their education and have incorporated rigorous evaluation to all of their work. To learn more, please visit: malamaaina.org/
Founded and based in Honolulu, KUPU is Hawaiʻi's largest youth-focused conservation nonprofit. Everything KUPU does ties back into restoring the environment and unlocking the potential of youth and young adults. KUPU does this through a variety of programs, providing opportunities for people to learn, serve, and work today and lead tomorrow. To learn more about KUPU’s education, community-based national service, and green jobs programs, please visit: kupuhawaii.org
Honolulu Cookie Company is proud to offer employees the benefit of paid volunteer time each year. This encourages our employees to give back with gratitude, sharing the spirit of aloha through community service. We are excited to be able to support our employees in making their local communities a better place.