We’re just a few weeks away from our beloved festival on Northshore Maui. If you’ve ever attended then you understand just how magical this event is for everyone. What you may not have realized was that the Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival also boasts the title of Maui’s largest silent auction. From gift certificates for local restaurants, brand-new surfboards, local art, musical instruments, furniture, and more, there’s something for everyone!
It takes the entire community to make magic like this happen, and there are still items we are looking to include in this year’s silent auction. This past year, the 2014 event raised more money than before for its beneficiaries – Haiku School PTA, Haiku Boys & Girls Club, and Haiku Community Association — a record-breaking $70,000! The Silent Auction alone raised $30,000!!!
Kristina Shugars paints a beautiful picture of all the silent auction offers our community:
“The silent auction is so important to the festival as it really is the bread winner. Where the day is oh-so-much about the community getting together – music, food, artisans, flowers – the auction is geared on bringing in the bucks. Safe to say we have the largest silent auction on the island — with at least 150 Gift Certificates from local businesses to 400 donated items.”
Does your child attend Haiku Elementary? Then we are looking for various items to put in our amazing Silent Auction Class Baskets:
Kindergarten: Baby Items
1st Grade: Pets or Garden Items
2nd Grade: Kitchen or Auto Supplies
3rd Grade: Health & Beauty Supplies or Tools
4th Grade: Craft Supplies
5th Grade: Sports Items or Board Games
*Each class is responsible for bringing in NEW items for class baskets. Please send items with your child or drop off at the PCNC or Haiku School Office. Mahalo!!!
Are you a local business owner?
We would love to have your business part of our silent auction, whether it’s a gift certificate, handmade item, resort stay, Maui activity, etc., we make it REALLY easy to give! We are looking for any and everything. Call Kristina Shugars 808-281-3268 and she will come pick up your donation. You may also drop it off at the Haiku School Office with Suzy, or pop it in the mail to Haiku School PTA, 105 Pauwela Road, Haiku HI 96708. Please include the auction form with your donation.
A huge mahalo to all of you who have already donated to the festival and for those who plan on doing so in the near future. You rock! We’ll see you on Saturday, April 25, 2015…until next time – #PeaceLoveHaiku