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About Hale Makua Health Services Fundraiser Store

This online store was established to help raise funds for our nursing home residents. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest fundraising event for the organization, Kokua for Kūpuna, was cancelled in 2020. This was a disappointing loss for the organization. In 2019 alone, the event generated about $175,000 to help cover the cost of caring for our residents. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we provide over a million dollars in uncompensated care to frail elders annually, so donations are always needed and much appreciated. 

Thanks to partnerships with local Maui vendors, a portion of the proceeds from each of your purchases will go toward helping provide care for our residents at Hale Makua. 

About Hale Makua Health Services

Hale Makua was founded in 1946 as a home for Maui elders who needed residential care, but had no one to care for them and no means to pay for care. Following World War II, members of the Young Buddhist Association and the community raised funds and built our first 24-bed home in Happy Valley.

In 1953, Hale Makua was given the facilities at Malulani Hospital where present Hale Makua Wailuku opened in 1968 as a 124-bed nursing home featuring a unique open-air design in a lush garden setting.

Recognizing that some who need nursing care prefer to remain at home for treatment, Hale Makua pioneered in-home health services on Maui in 1968. Demand for additional skilled nursing home beds grew during the early 1970s, and with the help of the community and government resources, Hale Makua Kahului opened its doors in 1978.

To meet the need for a safe place for adults who require restorative and rehabilitative health services during the day an adult day health program was established in 1987.

With the opening of the Weinberg Care Center, Hale Makua Kahului expanded by 118 beds in 1996. The opening of a short-stay rehab wing added another 16 beds in 2002 bringing the total number of beds at Hale Makua Kahului 254.

Recognizing that individuals who need minimal to moderate assistance with personal care needs prefer living in a home environment, our Adult Residential Care Home opened in 2013.

For more information about Hale Makua Health Services, please visit our website at:

www.halemakua.org