Our Gala is Drawing Near!

By October 5, 2015News

Our second annual fundraising “It Matters to that One Gala” is drawing near! The gala will help to boost support for our fundraising efforts including our $1000 from 1000 campaign.

The now sold-out event was such a benefit last October, and this year is looking to be the same. We look forward to being able to showcase all the passion and heart of our sponsors and volunteers with all their hard work in achieving our goal of providing underage female victims with a safe home.

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Gregg and Shawnee Hammer

Radio personalities Gregg and Shawnee Hammer from Krater 96.3 will be our emcees for the night while Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson will provide music entertainment. “As $1000 from 1000 sustaining donors, Gregg and I are excited and honored to emcee the Hoʻōla Nā Pua ‘It Matters to that One’ Gala 2015!” Shawnee shared with us. “It is a cause that is close to both our hearts. We are so encouraged by the work of Hoʻōla Nā Pua and are blessed to know that we helped, in a small way, to save women and girls.”

The gala will with a cocktail reception and pupu, where there will be many ways for attendees to give even more by participating in our Wine Pool, Star Wall, Lucky Star Draw, and other activities with benefits going directly to the home. Artist and painter Katie Small will also provide a live painting performance for guests to enjoy. After, there will be a gourmet buffet dinner followed by a presentation by our President Jessica Munoz highlighting our achievements from this past year and what more we need to do. Throughout the night there will be Lucky Star draws, live auctions, and other opportunities to give to the cause.

Click here for a list of our auction items and Lucky Star prizes

We want to extend a big mahalo to this year’s Diamond sponsor, the Omidyar Ohana. We also want to thank our Gold sponsor June Jones, as well as extend our gratitude to the generosity of our many Silver sponsors:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Leif and Roberta Johansen, Kaiser Permanente, RNS Automotive, First Hawaiian Bank, MGA Architecture, Kai Hawaii Structural and Forensic Engineers, Matson, Hawaiian Values, and King & Neel, Inc.

It Matters to that One Gala begins at 6:00pm and ends at 10:00pm on October 17th at the Pacific Club. Tickets are currently sold out and the waitlist is long, but you can still contribute by making a donation today. We want to thank all of you who signed up, and encourage those of you who missed out to try and catch us next year.

Finally, we want to thank those in-kind donors who donated prizes and funds to make this gala a success:

Allison Izu Louisa Cooper
A Candice Garrison Living to the Hilt Art Macaroni Grill
Baci Bistro Mama’s Fish House
Beth Figiel Martell Ohana
Beverly   Doggrell Maurine King
Big Island Candies Mid-Pacific Country Club
Brady Churchill Mike Field
Brilhante Framing Moana Surfrider
Buzz’s Original Steak House Mo-Made Jewelry
Cabin No. 7 Naweli’s
Cactus Honua Restaurant Group New Esthetics
California Pizza Kitchen Olive
Camp Mokuleia Oliver
Castle Resorts & Hotels Paradise Beverages
Coffee Gallery North Shore Princess Kaiulani
Cooking Pono Red Bamboo
Flower Child Richard Drake
Gente Hawaii Rumi Murakami
Global Village Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Grace Family Vineyards Sabrina Najarian
Hawaiian Airlines Sand People Kailua
Heart Horses Scoops of Paradise
Institute for Astronomy Sean Yoro
Jimmy McMahon Sharon Cosmo
Julie Waters Sheraton Kauai
Kai Ku Hale Smart Karate
Kailua Fitness Songscapes
Kailua Racquet Club Southern Wine & Spirits
Kalapawai Cafe Sun Rider Images
Kaleo Schneider Surf Tech
Katie Small Ten Tomorrow
Kendra Schneider Terri Lathrop Photography
Kennedy Chiropractic TerriLyn Kaukau
Kirsten Turner -Baumgartner Toni Hartman
Kualoa Ranch Hawaii Tori Richard
Lanikai Bath & Body Turtle Bay
Le Sportsac Under a Hula Moon
Leslie Almeida Wide Awakened Healing
LiAnn Ueyda Young’s Market Company
LK Atelier