Monday, July 8, 2013

Windermere Community Work Day at Maui Farm

Aloha,

Every year , all across the country, Windermere closes its offices for one day to make a positive difference in their local communities. Two years ago we deeply cleaned the Makawao Boys and Girls club, and last year we worked on the Kihei Youth Center. This year was the most rewarding experience for me. On June 21st Windermere Valley Isle Properties closed all three of our offices on Maui and spent a beautiful morning in upcountry Makawao working with the families at the Maui Farm gardening, pulling weeds, organizing and cleaning the nursery.  Our Windermere ohana (family) working toward a common goal of helping our community is one the yearly highlights.
I wanted to share the Mission statement of the chosen community service project this year:
"The Maui Farm provides farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living. We offer services in a safe neighborhood setting where individuals and families are nurtured to their full potential."

 Pulling weeds and talking story with resident moms and their kids was a special experience. This safe environment they call home, allowed them to open and share their stories as we worked.  Moms  receive guidance on parenting, develop a strong supportive community, and work towards personal and achievable goals. Their quality of life is greatly improved  thereby encouraging these families to grow in  independence, while at the same time forming bonds with other women of similar circumstances.  
The Maui Farm is available for volunteer opportunities, and I hope to post their contact on my www.volunteer-on-vacation-hawaii.com site soon. Please visit their site and look for ways to share your mana ( energy) and good fortune with these deserving folks.

Mahalo for all you do for your community.

With Aloha,
Cherie

6 comments:

Eli said...

It sounds like a great place and a wonderful experience for all of you.

Eli said...

It sounds like a great place and a wonderful experience for all of you.

Tours To Hana said...

We love to see more sustainable and socially responsible groups being supported by Maui business. We can do more to contribute to these groups that in turn will make a stronger, cleaner and healthier Maui.

Tours To Hana said...

We love to see more sustainable and socially responsible groups being supported by Maui business. We can do more to contribute to these groups that in turn will make a stronger, cleaner and healthier Maui.

Chris Norberg said...

This is not only important for kids to experience but also for parents. No matter how much we think we know, there's always room for learning more about how farms work and what we can do to sustain ourselves. Mahalo!

Chris Norberg said...

This is not only important for kids to experience but also for parents. No matter how much we think we know, there's always room for learning more about how farms work and what we can do to sustain ourselves. Mahalo!