FUNDRAISING EVENT TO BENEFIT ALOHA HARVEST
HONOLULU, HI, January 2, 2018 – It’s time to break out the polyester and platform shoes as Hawaii’s newest coworking space, Impact Hub Honolulu, celebrates its grand opening in groovy 70’s style. Located in the heart of Kaka’ako, the disco themed event will be held on Saturday night, January 27th, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., and is a fundraiser for Aloha Harvest, a non-profit organization that rescues quality, donated food and delivers it to social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawaii. Admission is free for Impact Hub Honolulu members, $30 for general admission, and $20 for 21-years of age and under (which include food and beverage scripts).
The spacious Impact Hub Honolulu (located in the former World Gym near South Shore Market in Ward Village) offers entrepreneurs and small businesses a variety of coworking options in the form of offices, open and dedicated desks, and everything in between. The 14,000 square foot facility also includes a living room area, a napping nook, three meeting rooms, a communal kitchen, men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers, and a flexible open floor venue area. Overseeing Impact Hub Honolulu is a team of inspiring leaders comprised of co-directors George Yarbrough and Meeta & Nam Vu, and community manager, Anne Weber.
Says George Yarbrough, “We are proud and excited to bring this level of coworking and community space to Honolulu and hope it will continue to attract an inspiring mix of entrepreneurs, digital nomads, remote professionals and inspiring organizations to make impact and build community.” Nam Vu continued, “What we offer here at the Impact Hub Honolulu is on par with coworking communities found all over the world. Our desire is to bring that excitement, impact, and sense of partnership to Hawaii.” Added Anne Weber, “Partnering with the wonderful and hard working team of Aloha Harvest is a perfect match! We can be true to our commitment to sustainability while celebrating with our growing community and bring attention to their mission of rescuing food for the hungry.”
One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised at the grand opening event will go to support the cause of Aloha Harvest of Honolulu. Says director, Ku’ulei Williams, “I am excited and energized by what the Impact Hub Honolulu will bring to our city and all of the possible partnerships and programs to come in the near future.”
The Impact Hub Honolulu grand opening event will include upbeat music by Taylor Fujimoto of Swingin’ Bananas/KTUH Radio, Lucie Lynch & The Perfect Wave, and DJ Rhombus. Makana Market & Deli will provide delicious food, as well as hearty salads from Juicy Brew, while beverages from Lei Wine and Kona Brewery help to wash it all down. Guests can purchase $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win several prizes from HI Sketchfest, Dream Float Hawaii, American Savings Bank, and Airbnb to name a few. Donations can also be made directly to Aloha Harvest at the event in exchange for a funky light up ring, perfect for standing out at the disco. A special prize will go to the best-dressed 70’s themed outfit too.
For tickets and more information about the Impact Hub Honolulu grand opening, call 808.664.3306 or go to http://www.impacthubhnl.com
About Impact Hub Honolulu
Impact Hub Honolulu is a coworking, event, office, and community space designed to facilitate sustainable impact in Hawaii and abroad through collaboration and empowering communities. We are part of a network of 94 Impact Hubs around the world with over 15K members. We believe that building a vibrant, diverse, and active community creates an eco-sphere where members support one another by lending time, leading workshops, hosting events, expressing themselves through art, providing funding and mentorship, launching companies, and exploring the future. Together. From Pau Hana gatherings, to Website Workshops, to movie screenings and Sexy Salad Wednesdays, there is always something happening with our community. It’s a perfect way to get to know your work neighbors and interact on a different level. Our motto: “Coworking is the better way. Building community. Making impact.”
About Aloha Harvest
Since its inception, Aloha Harvest has collected and distributed over 19 million pounds of food, which now includes quality perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as beverages. The food has been donated by over 1,000 participating donors, of which 261 are currently active, such as restaurants, caterers, government facilities, hotels, food distributors, businesses and others. This food would otherwise be discarded and gone to waste. Aloha Harvest is environmentally and economically minded and our program prevents waste, recycles and meets the needs of literally thousands who are facing hunger daily. The food that is picked up each day is delivered that same day! (Aloha Harvest does not store any food.) It also receives donations from special projects such as Food Drives organized by schools, businesses, organizations, and churches. Aloha Harvest offers pick-up and delivery service year-round, 7 days a week, completely free of charge.