E wehe i ka umauma i ākea
Open out the chest that it may be spacious // Be generous and kind to all
I'm very passionate about being a conscious consumer. I strongly believe that we can change the world, even just a little, with every buying decision we make. When you make a purchase with Lōliʻi you are choosing to support an ethical, Native Hawaiian, woman-run, business. You are also choosing to give back to this ʻāina and its people. As a Native Hawaiian, and someone who calls Hawaiʻi home, it's not only my responsibility, but also my privilege to be able to mālama this incredibly special place.
Each quarter Lōliʻi will donate a percentage of all purchases made to organizations that support and uplift our lāhui and create solutions for the many issues Native Hawaiians face here in Hawaiʻi. While it may not be a perfect model, I do believe that this is a step in the right direction.
As of August 2023, I am focusing on supporting our Maui community and their fire relief efforts. Current programs include:
Help Maui Rise is a fundraiser created in partnership with 501(c)3 organization, GoFundMe.org that provides a single "take action" button to support displaced families of Lāhainā & Kula. Monies donated to this fundraiser will be equally divvied up and distributed to those who've lost so much in the Maui wildfires.
Maui Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals, accepting all in need, educating the community, and inspiring respect and compassion towards all animals. Maui Humane Society is working on providing on-going care for those owners and pets that have lost everything in the Maui fires as well as medical care for injured pets, supplies for displaced people and their pets, and shelter and care for animals that are waiting to be reunited with their owners.