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November is National Runaway Prevention Month, a public awareness campaign designed to “shine a light” on issues faced by runaway and houseless youth.  It is also an opportunity to spotlight resources available to support youth in crisis throughout Hawai‘i.  As part of this campaign, individuals, organizations, and communities are encouraged to work together to prevent youth from becoming unsheltered.

For more than a half century, Hale Kipa [house of friendliness] has specialized in working with at-risk youth and their families who had nowhere else to turn.  Since 1970, Hale Kipa has been privileged to serve more than 65,000 youth throughout our island chain, connecting youth with emergency or transitional housing and supportive services.

Between November 15th and 21st, Purvé Donut Stop will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Mmmm Mālamalama [awareness, enlighten, understanding], a delightful donut specially created for this fundraiser to benefit Hawai‘i’s youth.  Freshly made when ordered, Mmmm Mālamalama is a cake donut, drizzled with haupia glaze, chopped local macadamia nuts, and a creamy dollop of chocolate pudding – Mmmm!

Help keep crucial programs and services available to youth by placing your order of Mmmm Mālamalama at one of two Purvé Donut Stop locations on O‘ahu – In Kaka‘ako at the ‘Iolani Center, 1234 Kona Street or in Kāhala in the Kū‘ono Marketplace, 4210 Wai‘alae Avenue.