Update Spring 2014

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Award Winner

Thanks to you, our extended ‘ohana who voted, we were awarded 20 PV solar panels through the Enphase Energy Mahalo Giveaway contest. La’a Kea was 1 of 15 Hawaii based non-profits that entered the contest and we won, with over 15,000 votes cast for La’a Kea!

Grant recipient

The donation of 10 PV solar panels and our solar hot water system came through the generous help of Atherton Family Foundation, Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation and Cooke Foundation. Without their contribution this would not have been possible.

We want to relay our gratitude for your ongoing support

The PV system is installed at our farm house where we provide real friendships, safety and affordable hosing for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities in Maui County. The savings of greater than $600 per month allows us to invest more in creating a quality life for our special participants rather than only paying the utility bill.

What’s next at La’a Kea?

We are upgrading our 40 foot barn made from shipping containers into a 1280 square foot indoor day program building with electricity, a full kitchen, an office, a community gathering space and two ADA accessible restrooms. No more port-a-potty at La’a Kea Farm! This new facility will allow us to expand our reach serving more of Maui County’s special youth and adults with dignity, care and a more meaningful life. 

 

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