Maui Teen Launches “100 Real Estate Agents Who Care” Project

November 22, 2019, 12:14 PM HST · Updated November 22, 12:14 PM
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High school senior Pohaku Kepler of Maui launched the “100 Real Estate Agents Who Care” program in coordination with Habitat for Humanity Maui for his senior project at Kīhei Charter School.

Under the program, Kepler hopes to encourage 100 local Real Estate agents to donate at least $100 each to Habitat for Humanity Maui. His goal is to raise $10,000 to help build more affordable housing on Maui to benefit the island’s low-income families.

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    Kepler says he was inspired by the “100 Men Who Care” and “100 Women Who Care” movements. He reportedly made the connection that “local realtors – who are often in the profession because of a passion to help people achieve homeownership – can band together and make a much more significant impact as a group to benefit those who are unable to afford purchasing a home through the regular market.”

    “It is so inspiring when young people don’t just see a problem, but take direct action to make a true difference,” said Habitat for Humanity Maui development director Max Tornai. “To date, Pohaku’s efforts have already raised just about $6,000 from over 25 donors. These funds will go a long way in helping us to continue to build safe and affordable housing on Maui.”

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    Real estate agents who donate will be listed on the program’s website, which can be linked to the agent’s business page.

    Click here for more information on the program and information on how to donate.

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