The Maui Farm was the most recent beneficiary of Ohana Fuels’ ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ Community Giving Program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the local community and donates a portion of every gallon of gasoline purchased at all Ohana Fuels stations in that community. The total donation to The Maui Farm was $6,026.57 from gasoline sales during the 2nd quarter at Maui Ohana Fuels locations and proceeds from carwashes held during the quarter.
The Maui Farm provides transitional housing and farm-based, family-centered programs to help families become and remain self-sufficient. The Maui Farm will use funds received from Ohana Fuels to directly support women and children in its Family Strengthening Program, which houses up to eight families at a time and provides supportive services specifically focused on meeting the needs of women and their children who are at risk of homelessness. Funds will also be used for farm program supplies and to maintain and repair the homes and facilities on The Maui Farm’s 8-acre campus and educational farm.
“At Ohana Fuels, we are proud to support local nonprofit organizations through our ‘Fuel up. Do good.’ Community Giving Program,” said Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum. We value the exceptional work these nonprofits do to help local residents and neighborhoods. We look forward to supporting our communities through our ‘Fuel up. Do good.’ program.”
The ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ program started in 2012 and selects one nonprofit organization on Maui and one on Hawai‘i Island each quarter. These organizations are working to improve the overall quality of life on the Islands, strengthen our communities, support education, and benefit keiki.
Founded in 1985, The Maui Farm, Inc. is a community-based 501c3 nonprofit organization providing transitional housing and farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living. Learn more at: www.themauifarm.org