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Aina box

Fundraisers for state sanctioned organizations, such as Aloha United Way (AUW) continue to navigate the pandemic in their efforts to support those most affected by it. One University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa vendor is repeating a successful collaboration to deliver the goods it’s known for while helping out a worthy cause.

Keo & Company held a farmer’s market at the UH Mānoa Campus Center twice a week for 20 years. Students and employees purchased fresh fruits, vegetables and sometimes plants.

Since the campus has been considerably empty since last year, Keo and her team worked with the administration on a Community Aina Box that would feature a variety of fresh produce for $30, with $5 of each purchase going to AUW.

Purchases can be made online through Friday, October 8, 2021, and free delivery for Oʻahu is included.

Items in the Aina Box (contents subject to change without notice):

  • 2 papayas
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 pound grape tomatoes
  • 1 round onion
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 hand apple bananas (approx. 2 lbs.)
  • 1 pineapple

When you make your purchase online you can note which unit, office or department should be credited.

Other ways to donate

For many years, UH has been a strong partner to AUW thanks to the UH ʻohana and efforts such as the Aina Box. With the current pandemic environment, the economic hardships for many Hawaiʻi households have increased dramatically.

UH Mānoa, Kapiʻolani Community College, Leeward CC and Windward CC employees can donate through AUW ePledge.

UH West Oʻahu and Honolulu CC employees can donate through Philanthropy Cloud.

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