December 2023 – Our mission is full of noble purpose, but our programs cost more than the fees we collect. Our reach must continue to extend beyond our campuses to touch the lives of keiki in the farthest ends of Maui and O‘ahu. It costs nearly $3,000 each day to keep our mission moving on two islands and to welcome thousands of keiki every year.
Once again, Hawai‘i Nature Center’s Board of Directors believes so strongly in the importance of our programs and impact nature has on our keiki that they have pledged to match all gifts made between now and December 31, up to $20,000. That means if you donate today, your gift will be doubled: $100 becomes $200, $250 becomes $500 and $1,000 becomes $2,000, for a total goal of $40,000.
Your gift will ensure we provide the best resources for keiki who engage in our educational programs. The need for updated field equipment, program scholarships and transportation fees for Title 1 schools are only some of the expenses HNC faces throughout the year. Removing these barriers will ensure all keiki get the opportunity to visit HNC and experience a greater understanding of the natural world.