It hasn't been that long ago since the local Kaua‘i Schools were a revolving door for mainland teachers. The idea of teaching in Hawai‘i sounded good but after a couple of years teachers found out that the cost of living was high, housing was out of their reach, and teaching on Kaua‘i could be a challenge. The Rotary club of Hanalei Bay partnered with Growing Our Own Teachers and helped provide scholarships for local, home grown teacher candidates and gave them the boost they needed to complete their studies. The result - 39 teacher candidates have been given scholarships and have become teachers in our school system. The need continues and your support is greatly appreciated.
More people on Kaua‘i have died in the ocean than on the highway. It's hard to imagine, but it's true. Kaua‘i's rip currents are killers. They have created the highest drowning rate in Hawai‘i. The Rescue Tubes on Kaua‘i's beaches are personal flotation devices to be used to stabilize distressed swimmers before rescue by our lifeguards. Since the first Rescue Tube was installed in 2008, 48 Rescue Tube saves have been reported, and it is estimated that 15 to 18 drownings may have been prevented. There are over 200 Rescue Tubes surrounding Kaua‘i today, but the job isn't finished because all of those rescue tubes have to be maintained and replaced on an ongoing basis so that there will always be a Rescue tube available for the next emergency. Rescue Tubes are there for all of us. Let's enjoy our beautiful beaches and stay safe Kaua
The North Shore Kīlauea Food Pantry opened its doors in 2014 with support from the community and the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay. Today the food pantry buys about 2,000 pounds of food each week at the food banks, courtesy of grants and donations, and nearly all of it is given away each Saturday afternoon. That's about 100,000 pounds of food that goes out the door of the small building in a year. About 70 people arrive each Saturday for food that will provide them with meals for a week that theyʻd otherwise would go without. The need has increased since day one. There are young men and young women. Families. Kupuna. Moms and dads and keiki, too. Some are homeless. Many arrive early to get one of the first places in line. Sign-in begins at 2:30 p.m., with the pantry opening at 3:30p.m.
Aloha Angels, A Rotary International Significant Achievement Award winning program (2013-2014 and 2014-2015) was started by Ric Cox and members of the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay in 2013.
Aloha Angels, spun off from the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay in May 2015, is now a 501(c)(3) non profit and receives funding from all five Rotary clubs on Kaua‘i and the Zuckerberg Chan Foundation. With donations from individuals, businesses and foundations, Aloha Angels currently supports three youth-related programs on Kaua‘i: Adopt a Teacher, Adopt an After-School Club, and Adopt-a-Band.
Anaina Hou Community Park is a 501(c)(3) non profit Located on 30 acres in Kïlauea on the beautiful north shore of Kaua‘i.
The Park offers entertainment, recreation, and educational programs and services for kama`aina and visitors.
Anaina Hou provides a gathering place in Kilauea rooted in the values, history and culture of our diverse island community. Their goal is to enrich the lives of the members of our community.
Founded in 1992 after Hurricane ‘Iniki, Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity has built over 200 homes and repaired over 35 on the island.
Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Namahana School’s purpose is to serve the Kaua‘i communities of Haleleʻa and Koʻolau with rigorous ʻāina-based education by cultivating relationship with ʻāina (land), kanaka (people), and ao (cultures of the world). Namahana School will empower students to become leaders who seek solutions to the greatest challenges facing their community and the world.