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Donation Drive at Maui Sunday Market to Benefit Lahaina Fire Victims

August 29, 2018, 10:27 AM HST
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Maui Sunday Market. Courtesy photo.

A community donation drive to benefit the victims of the recent Lahaina fires will take place during two upcoming “Maui Sunday Market” events on Sept. 2 and 9, 2018.

The event, organized by the Maui Food Technology Center will be held at Kahului Shopping Center from 4 to 8 p.m.

As of today, donations being requested include:

  • · Gift cards for building materials & home supplies (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart, Target)
  • · 20’ x 20’ camping tents (for families to live in)
  • · Generators
  • · Baby formula – Similac (yellow cans), Enfamil
  • · Baby diapers – Pampers (sizes 3, 4 & 5) and wipes
  • · Men’s and/or women’s deodorant
  • · Cleaning supplies
  • · N95 dusks masks

“We want to extend our aloha to our neighbors in West Maui who are currently recovering from the devastating fires that consumed a number of homes,” said Maui Sunday Market event coordinator Kaui Kahaiali‘i, “These families have lost so much and our hope is that by encouraging the community to band together and support one another, we can make a difference.”

In addition to this community donation drive, the public will also enjoy at the Maui Sunday Market over 10 food trucks, over 20 product vendors, and local entertainment. Among this Sunday’s featured entertainers will be Dion’e, 2016 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Nominee R&B and Island Reggae and Contemporary female vocalist. Public admission and parking is free.

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For more information, visit www.MauiSundayMarket.com.

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The Maui Sunday Market is sponsored by the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.

MFTC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides multi-faceted services to Maui County residents seeking to start and/or grow a business founded on local agriculture and value-added food production. Throughout the year, they organize events, conduct workshops, and provide one-on-one consultations to fulfill their organization’s mission.

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