We challenged all of our shoppers to help us donate 100 scarves to teens with cancer. How? It was simple. For 3 days, we committed to donating 1 scarf, for every 1 scarf customers purchased. The turnout was amazing! Shoppers rushed in during their lunch breaks, did phone orders from the neighbor islands and simply donated... just to be a part of a great cause. Thanks to all of YOU, over 130 scarves were donated to the Kapiolani Medical Center’s Oncology Department.
GIFTS THAT GIVE
In 2013, we partnered with 12 local designers to curate a unique collection of products that gave back to local organizations and non-profits. Each time their product was sold in-store, 1/3 of the proceeds benefited the organization of their choice. Our goal to be a platform for others to do good? Accomplished! Over the course of two years we raised over $15,000 for 12 local organizations. #AMAZING
In 2011, we launched our first magazine manifesto! Our hope was that each and every magazine was given a second life. Instead of dumping your stacks of magazines, why not SHARE them? Customers could donate their gently used magazines to get 20% off their purchase. Simple as that! Magazines were gifted to shelters, libraries, hospitals, schools and clinics around Oahu.
EASTER SEALS HAWAII
In 2015, for our annual holiday party, we invited the young women from Easter Seals Hawaii to join us for a night of learning and style! With teamed each girl with a member of our staff and taught them simple “retail” skills. THINK: Folding down pieces to give it to a customer, how to start a fitting room and our favorite… how to pose for a photoshoot! Oh, what a night to remember it was. These young ladies all have a form of a cognitive or physical disability that prevents them from attaining true “work” - but this night, they were put to work for sure!
For more information on Easter Seals Hawaii visit eastersealshawaii.org.
KAPIOLANI MEDICAL CENETER STYLING SESSION
Every year for our staff holiday party, our team focuses on doing something GOOD. In 2012, we surprised our staff with a special styling session. We invited 9 amazing young women from the Kapiolani Medical Center’s Oncology Department to come get a celebrity styling treatment. Partnering with one of our staff members, each of the girls got a brand new outfit, hair and makeup and fun photos with their families and each other. These girls were all fighting cancer and were able to leave it behind for one night and just be girls! They received a new outfit but we gained a valuable life lesson on giving back.
GOOD, CLEAN FUN :: BEACH CLEAN UP
We held our first Beach and Park Cleanup at Kaka’ako Park in 2013! It felt amazing to pitch in and take care of our home, and now brides and grooms will have a gorgeous place to say “I do”. From a girl scout troop to our shoppers to community business owners and friends & family, we appreciate everyone's support to DO GOOD. Special kudos to Tanioka's Seafoods and Catering for the delicious spam musubis and to Planet Sun Hawaii for the complimentary sunscreen. And extra kudos to Jonas of ARIA Studios for these beautiful pics!