Windermere Community Work Day at Maui Farm


Every year , all across the country, Windermere closes its offices for one day to make a positive difference in their local communities. Two years ago we deeply cleaned the Makawao Boys and Girls club, and last year we worked on the Kihei Youth Center. This year was the most rewarding experience for me. On June 21st Windermere Valley Isle Properties closed all three of our offices on Maui and spent a beautiful morning in upcountry Makawao working with the families at the Maui Farm gardening, pulling weeds, organizing and cleaning the nursery.  Our Windermere ohana (family) working toward a common goal of helping our community is one the yearly highlights.
I wanted to share the Mission statement of the chosen community service project this year:
"The Maui Farm provides farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living. We offer services in a safe neighborhood setting where individuals and families are nurtured to their full potential."

 Pulling weeds and talking story with resident moms and their kids was a special experience. This safe environment they call home, allowed them to open and share their stories as we worked.  Moms  receive guidance on parenting, develop a strong supportive community, and work towards personal and achievable goals. Their quality of life is greatly improved  thereby encouraging these families to grow in  independence, while at the same time forming bonds with other women of similar circumstances.  
The Maui Farm is available for volunteer opportunities, and I hope to post their contact on my site soon. Please visit their site and look for ways to share your mana ( energy) and good fortune with these deserving folks.

Mahalo for all you do for your community.

With Aloha,

Maui Community Work Day


We all know how great it feels to help put a smile on someone's face, especially a child...
I am happy to work with a company who makes it a point to give back to our community .

The Windermere Foundation was created  to support assistance programs for low-income and homeless families in  communities on the West Coast. In 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state, began, and,  has  now grown to ten states, including Hawaii, raising over $23 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services .

Here on Maui, our Windermere Valley Isle Properties just finished  Community Work Day. Last year we cleaned and spruced up the Makawao Boys and Girls Club. It was a great day and everyone pitched in to help the good folks in the Boys and Girls Club. This year we worked at the Kihei  Youth Center. It was so satisfying helping them deep clean and organize along with  keiki (kids) from the community .

We are all so busy with our lives, and to take time out to help others is a win/win.   Most of my volunteer efforts have been environmental ,working in tandem with  Somehow, planting trees was always  attractive to me.

I know from my personal experience, that being involved with the children of my community, working to make their lives even just a little bit better is equally rewarding, and I am grateful to Windermere for making it a point to give back.

If you have a chance to volunteer in your community, go for it!  You'll be happy you did.

 With Aloha