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St. Patrick's Influence on Mahalo Ke Akua March 17, 2015 21:11
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
This is a special day for us at MahaloKeAkuaBrand.com, as St. Patrick is somewhat of a patron Saint for the brand. The logo was developed just a few days before St. Patrick's Day, and we were looking for a copyright lawyer for the trademark.
On St. Patrick's Day, there was a special presentation at our church delivered by a copyright lawyer who was also on the Social Justice Committee at the church. Not only did his roles tie into our brand purpose of charity & social justice, but he explained about St. Patrick's faith and life committed to speaking out against social injustice as a humble servant of God.
So many points in the presentation were so inspiring as we learned about St. Patrick's deep sense of faith and responsibility to pay forward the graces that God gave him, along with a meaningful reminder that we have all been given gifts by God, and it's our responsibility to discern the purpose and what we are to use these gifts for... it was the the divinely timed message that we needed at the humble beginning of the brand, and we learned so many principles and values that still guide our purpose today.
We invite you to research more into St. Patrick's life and hope that you will be just as inspired as we were. Mahalo Ke Akua for St. Patrick! We'll leave you with some of our favorite quotes from St. Patrick below...
I am certain in my heart that “all that I am” I have received from God
If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these people, even though some of them look down on me
I too have my part to play with those whom He has called to Himself and predestined
I cannot keep silent, nor would it be proper, so many favors and graces has the Lord deigned to bestow on me
I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul’s desire
I have God as a witness who knew all things even before they happened
I confess to my Lord and do not blush in his sight, because I am not lying; from the time when I came to know him in my youth, the love of God and fear of him increased in me, and right up until now, by God's favour, I have kept the faith.
What is more, let anyone laugh and taunt if he so wishes. I am not keeping silent, nor am I hiding the signs and wonders that were shown to me by the Lord many years before they happened, He who knew everything, even before the beginning of time.
The Lord took pity on me thousands upon thousands of times, because he saw within me that I was prepared, but that I was ignorant of what to do in view of my situation; because many were trying to prevent this mission.
CHARITY ANNOUNCEMENT August 26, 2014 18:25
Excited to announce the charity that MahaloKeAkuaBrand.com will be contributing to for the month of September 2014!
As part of our charitable mandate, we strive to bring awareness to interesting and relevant charities that our followers may not have heard of. As part of the selection process, we research charities that have cross-border or international impact, and research their financials to ensure the highest percentage of the donation goes directly to the cause.
For the month of September, to tie into the Back to School season, we looked into education related charities - see below for more info on this, and the other charities we've supported since our brand launch in May 2014.
First Book www.firstbook.org
“Access to New Books for Children in Need”
To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.
First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books and digital resources available on an ongoing basis so that children in need don’t miss out.
First Book is determined to see that all children, regardless of their economic conditions, can achieve more in school and in life through access to an ongoing supply of new books.
They report that more than 70% of the children who participate in a First Book program increase their reading at home, and most teachers find that First Book participation increases kids desire to learn at school.
Aloha Toronto http://alohatoronto.com/
Inspired by Izzy and Danielle Paskowitz and their foundation Surfers Healing http://surfershealing.org, Aloha Toronto enhances the lives of kids with special needs, by providing Autistic children with alternative therapy through free SUP & Surf lessons. Bringing aloha, surf & Hawaiian culture to the shores of Toronto for families in the autism community that cannot travel to Surfers Healing US Camps.
May – August 2014
CARE International www.care-international.org
“Defending Dignity. Fighting Poverty.”
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty by equipping impoverished communities with the proper resources to escape poverty. Improving basic education, preventing the spread of disease, increasing access to clean water and sanitation, expanding economic opportunity and protecting natural resources. They also deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and help people rebuild their lives.
In the fiscal year 2013, CARE worked in 87 countries around the world, supporting 927 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 97 million people.
FINAL PRE-LAUNCH SALE until July 30th in support of CARE International "Defending Dignity. Fighting Poverty." July 13, 2014 15:53
Now through the end of July, we are contributing to CARE International, a leading humanitarian organization that fights poverty and injustice in over 80 countries.
We've dropped the prices on our PRE-LAUNCH tanks and jerseys and are offering FREE SHIPPING & TAX INCLUDED on all orders that come in before 11:59pm (Hawaii Standard Time UTC/GMT-10) on Wednesday July 30 2014, so that we can contribute as much as possible to this great cause.
Please continue to offer any comments you have on your MahaloKeAkuaBrand.com web store experience so that we can improve before we officially launch in August with the initial line (which will include surf boardshorts - cheehoo!)
Want a sneak peek at the initial line before August? Come out to one of our late July/early August PROMO TOUR events! Check our social media channels for the latest updates on dates and locations. Links are at the bottom of this page, and on our Contact Us page.
Hope to see you soon - PNW Washington, California, Canada, Hawaii! Aloha nui loa!