giving back

Organizations We Support

We support these organizations.  Please consider helping them as well.  You can help by spreading the word, donating time, donating resources, donating money, and anything you can imagine.  You’ll help people, they’ll feel good and you’ll feel good.

Women in Need – http://www.winhawaii.org/

Atherton YMCA – http://www.athertonymca.org/

Kaimuki YMCA – http://www.kaimukiymca.org/

Salvation Army of Hawaii – http://www.hawaii.salvationarmy.org/

Aloha Harvest – http://www.alohaharvest.org/

Hawaii Home Ownership Center – http://www.hihomeownership.org/
They help people buy homes.  Home ownership has tremendous social, health, and financial benefits.

The ARTS at Marks Garage – http://www.artsatmarks.com/
An arts organization incubator and hub of creative works for Hawaii.
We are “graduates” of this program and are forever grateful to Kim, Rich, and the whole ARTS at Marks organization.

Carlito’s Glasses
My Dad’s grass roots effort to collect old eyeglasses and send them to his hometown in the Philippines.
If you have old eyeglasses taking up space in a drawer, send them to my Dad.  Email him at theorigs@gmail.com

A Bed for Every Child – http://www.scottsakatarealtor.com/ScottsMission
My friend, Scott Sakata’s, grass roots effort to provide a bed to kids in Hawaii that don’t have a bed to sleep on.

Special Olympics – Lincoln, NE
My brother-in-law is an active participant and multiple Gold Medalist.

Vittana – http://www.vittana.org/
You can personally provide student loans to students in developing countries to go to school.  You get paid back with interest and you can choose to re-loan the money.

Engineers Without Borders – http://www.ewb-usa.org/chapters/locate-chapter/1/100016
Engineers without Borders – Columbia University Chapter.  They build wells in developing nations.
My friend, Alexi Remnek, is an engineer with them.

Heifer International – http://www.heifer.org/
They provide livestock to families in developing nations.  The livestock provides a means for families to make food and money.  They either start a business or enhance their agriculture business.

Charity Water – http://www.charitywater.org/
They facilitate clean drinking water facilities to communities in developing nations.

Caine’s Arcarde – http://cainesarcade.com/
They help bright kids.

The Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org/
They help those in need.

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