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.
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.
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:
We are thrilled to announce another major milestone! Just this summer, Hoʻōla Nā Pua was conditionally approved to st
August 12, 2014
“Ho`ōla Nā Pua, meaning ‘New Life for Our Children,’ was founded to shine light onto the dark criminal enterprise of sex trafficking, placing the health of Hawaii’s youth at the center of our mission and vision for our community.”