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Charity Walk Fundraisers Galore This Week

With 1,000 walkers last year, Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Maui raised more money than Oahu, who had 6,000 walkers. Photo courtesy of Carol Reihman, president, Maui Hotel & Lodging Assoc.

By Sonia Isotov

On May 12, the Maui Visitor Industry Charity Walk will be held at War Memorial Soccer Field, and there are lots of fundraisers being held in the week ahead that will all be contributed to Maui non-profits.

The Maui Visitor Industry Charity Walk is a day of fun, food, door prizes, entertainment and camaraderie to support local charities. Surrounding the charity walk itself are all kinds of fundraising events, like silent auctions, garage sales and more. All funds raised on Maui will stay on Maui to benefit the local community.

Events include:

Garage Sale
When: Saturday, May 5, 7 a.m. to 12 noon
Where: Oceanic Time Warner Cable Parking Lot at 350 Hoohana Street in Kahului
What: Clothes, toys, household items and more

Rummage Sale
When: May 5 & 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 312 Kaomi Place, Makawao
What: Organized by Aloha House, Malama Family Recovery Center and Maui Youth & Family Services

Bake Sale
When: May 9, 2012, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Maui Family Support Services,1844 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku
What: Homemade items by the “famous” bakers of Maui Family Support Services

Silent Auction
When: Now through May 14
Where:  online at www.32auctions.com/FSCharityWalk
What: Includes stays on Maui, Vietnam, Malaysia, Napa, Las Vegas and for wine-lovers 12 Cakebread Wine Cellars wines. Sponsored by the Four Seasons Resort Lanai.

Sheraton Maui’s Ali’i For An Evening
When:  Bidding open now through May 11
Where: Sheraton Maui – contact Brandon Maeda at Brandon.maeda@sheraton.com or 662.8058
What:  Bid on an elegant suite and dinner package that includes:

  • A one-night stay in their luxurious Ali’i Suite
  • A 5-course meal, wine/cocktails and entertainment for up to 6 guests prepared in the suite.
  • The retail value of this extraordinary package is $7,500, and bidding starts at $2,500.

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