The merchants of our favorite little town on Maui’s North Shore are starting a new holiday tradition this year. Paia will be hosting its first annual Paia Gives event on December 8th. It sounds like a great event that will combine philanthropy and holiday shopping. Our friends over at Indigo sent over the following press release.
The Paia Merchants Association is proud to invite all of Maui to Paia Gives: An Evening of Giving & Holiday Shopping. This special event will take place on December 8th from 6-9 p.m.
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, participating Paia merchants will be selling raffle tickets in an effort to raise money for a variety of charities, and each merchant will be offering a generous giveaway in an effort to bring out customers to support this event. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, or four for $20, and all proceeds from the raffle will go to the various selected charities.
Participating merchants and their chosen charities are:
Indigo Paia: Mana’o Radio
Da Vine Art: Paia Youth and Cultural Center
The Wine Corner: Cancer Patient Assistance
Hemp House, Paia: Cancer Patient Assistance
Biasa Rose: Cancer Patient Assistance
Sugercane Clothing Co.: Lokahi Giving Project
Hana Hwy. Surf: Surfrider Foundation
Imrie: Earth Day Network
Tamara Catz: Waldorf School
Paia Bay Gallery: Keiki’s Dream
Hi Tech Surf Sports: Paia Youth and Cultural Center
Lotus Moon: Paia Youth and Cultural Center
Mahina:Woman helping Woman
Old Plantation Store: Paia Elementry School
Lilikoi Passionate beauty: Humane Society
Insipirations: Paia Youth and Cultural Center
Grace Beauty: Boy’s and Girls Club of Maui
Paia Trading Co.: Maui Shrine Club Transportation Fund
Sailboards Maui: Paia Youth and Cultural Center
Nuage Bleu: Paia Youth and Cultural Center
Voyage: Haleakala Waldorf School
Josephines: Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Moonbow Tropics: East Maui Animal Refuge
Moonbow Cabana: East Maui Animal Refuage
Simmer Sails: Haleakala Waldorf School
By the Bay: Humane Society Tropics Kidz: Friends of Childrens Justice Center
Jim Sanders Realty: Keiki’s Dream
Paia Mercantile: East Maui Animal Refuge
Birken and Bailey: East Maui Animal Refuge
Dafna’s: Haleakala Waldorf School
Sand and Sea: Lokahi Giving Project
Maui Hands: Paia Youth and Cultural Center
Cafe Mambo: Paia No Mo Plastic Bags
Hairbenders: Cancer Patient Assistance
Customers may purchase tickets directly from the merchants beginning this coming Friday, November 23rd, and each store will hold its raffle on December 8th at 8:00 p.m. Raffle participants need not be present to win, but everyone is encouraged to visit Paia on December 8th to help make the evening as memorable as possible. In addition to the raffle, merchants will be hosting assorted special events.
Please help us in assisting these charity organizations during the holiday season, and to show your support for those merchants who help to make this happen. While all of Paia will be lit up in holiday celebration, your support of those merchants who have decided to participate in the charity raffle is especially requested.
The Paia Merchants Association hopes to make this an annual event, but public support is crucial to make this happen. So please join us in Paia on December 8th from 6-9 p.m., and help us make this special event truly successful.