Kōkua for Maui
As a Hawai`i-based organization, we kindly request our WeGo! ohana to extend their support towards our neighbors on Maui, as well as those directly and indirectly affected by the wildfires. We encourage you to invest some time in discovering avenues for assistance through donations, as well as engaging in educational efforts for both yourself and your loved ones. Together, let's stand strong with #mauistrong.
Donation Drop Off Locations
Aloha for Maui: Monetary Donations
The Aloha for Maui initiative, introduced by the Hawaiʻi Bankers Association, is now open for contributions at all its member branches across the state. All funds raised will be directed to the Maui Strong Fund by the Hawai`i Community Foundation.
Contributions are welcome at the following branch locations:
American Savings Bank
Bank of Hawai’i
Central Pacific Bank
First Hawaiian Bank
Hawaiʻi National Bank
Territorial Savings Bank
Both cash and check donations are being received. Make checks out to "Hawaiʻi Community Foundation" and "Maui Strong" in the note section.
For those who prefer online donations, please visit www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strong.
Be Aware Of Scams.
Note: Please be aware of scams and suspicious donation requests. According to Hawaii Public Radio:
"State Attorney General Anne Lopez urges residents to exercise caution when choosing where to send their money and donations. Only donate to trusted, well-known charities. If someone is fundraising on behalf of a charity you are familiar with, the best practice is to donate directly to that charity. Any charity that solicits donations in Hawai`i is required to register with the Department of the Attorney General."
Stay away from suspicious donation requests and be aware of scammer’s tactics, including:
Rushing you into making a donation
Asking you to make a donation using cash or gift card
Most legitimate charities will accept credit card and check
Using names that sound similar to the names of real charities
Making vague and sentimental claims without giving no specifics about how your donation will be used