Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Hosts Kokua for Maui – Shop & Show Aloha

April 5th Event Supports Lahaina Small Businesses & Artisans Impacted by 2023 Wildfires

MAUI, HAWAII – On Friday, April 5, 2024, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa will host “Kokua for Maui,” an event where Maui residents and visitors can shop and show their aloha for local artisans and Lahaina small businesses who were impacted by the August 2023 wildfires. In partnership with the County of Maui, County of Maui Office of Economic Development, and LahainaTown Action Committee, the event will be held at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Maui Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The ‘ohana at Sheraton Maui is committed to incorporating programming that gives travelers the opportunity to give back to our community, who is still grieving and has lost so much,” said Tetsuji Yamazaki, general manager of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. “We are honored to host the Kokua for Maui event at our resort, where we can provide a venue for Lahaina businesses to continue to connect with locals and visitors to Maui, and support the Maui economy.”

Kokua for Maui will feature Lahaina small businesses including Maui Pineapple Store, Lahaina Music, Maui Toy Works, Kama Lei Design, Hangloose Hammocks Hawaii, Starfishaloha, Story of Hawaii Museum Exhibit and Gallery, Moonbow Tropics, Hale Zen, Lahaina Honey, Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate, Olivia by the Sea, Gallery Kaipua, Maui Community Sailing Foundation, Let’s Go, Kiddo!, Manakai Swimwear, MauiGrown 808, Makana Hawaii, West Maui Sports and Fishing Supply, Khloella’s Garden, Kohola Brewery and more.

Musical guests, sponsored by Kanuihele, include Kaleo Phillips, Logan Kalawai‘a, Gabe Goebbert, as well as Marvin Tevaga, a Lahaina resident and dedicated member of the Maui Police Department, who lost his home in the fires and continues to inspire his community with his music. He recently released a new song, “Take Me Home (Lahaina),” written with his neighbor Damon Williams.

“We wanted to write a song that spoke to the people of Lahaina – those that live here, who are from Lahaina and moved away, and people who love Lahaina altogether. Take Me Home (Lahaina) inspires people to remember what Lahaina was to them, to support one another. There is still hope and kokua for us,” said Tevaga.

Valet parking is available for $5 for all event attendees, payable at Sheraton Maui’s front desk.

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