Mahalo nui to Associa Hawaii for its generous donation to Hale Kipa of six turkey dinners through its annual Christmas Giving Program. Hale Kipa staff distributed the complete meals – including sides and desserts – to its residential programs on Dec. 22.
For more than 10 years, HK has been the recipient of holiday meals through Associa’s Christmas Giving program, part of its Gift of Love initiative. Associa Vice President Richard Emery founded the Gift of Love program when he was president of Hawaii First. Associa maintained the tradition when the two companies merged in early 2015.
“Associa is proud to continue the tradition of the Gift of Love event,” Wong said. “These are families in need and we hope that the small token of a turkey dinner will allow them to have a good meal for the holidays.”
In addition to the meals, Associa’s Christmas Giving program provides gift cards to families in need so they may buy gifts for their keiki. In 2019, Associa donated six turkey dinners to Hale Kipa.
Pictured in the photo are (left to right) Jasmine Souza (HK staff), Michelle Kidani (Associa Hawaii), A Catering Experience crew.