Make A Difference Day is an opportunity for the community to come together for the common purpose of doing good and helping others. The goal is to make a positive impact in our local community through service and hope it inspires continued volunteerism throughout the year. This year, Kupu will be hosting Make A Difference Day in the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia partnering with three local organizations – Paepae O Heʻeia, Papahana Kuaola, and Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi. Each site works with specific areas of the ahupuaʻa, and with a holistic approach this year’s Make A Difference Day encourages the community to “Mālama Heʻeia” from mauka to makai.
"Working with Kupu this summer helped me to gain so much knowledge about the conservation field in Hawaiʻi"
"Although our time at each site was brief, I believe that this summer was the greatest I've ever had."
"The one thing I discovered and rediscovered throughout my summer was truly living mālama honua through and through."
"My experience of hard work that makes an impact in our state is a reward all on its own."