OUR KUPUNA

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Hunger
  • Seniors

Location

111 Hekili St#102Kailua, HI 96734 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Kūpuna’s mission is to connect kūpuna with volunteers who can shop and deliver groceries, medication and other necessary supplies. Founded as a response to COVID-19, we have expanded our services past delivery to include socialization and wellness opportunities for kūpuna. We envision a Hawaiʻi where all kūpuna (elders) have food security, access to their essentials, and are kākoʻo (supported) by nui kaiāulu (the greater community).

Description

Our Kūpuna was launched on March 23, 2020 in response to the pandemic and the risks older adults faced. Started as a community initiative project by the team behind Hawaii VA Loans and RiseHI Collective, Our Kūpuna helped kūpuna avoid exposure in public places by giving each kupuna a volunteer shopper.

Today, Our Kūpuna continues to provide desperately needed assistance to the senior community by pairing a low-income homebound kūpuna with a local volunteer who shops every other week. We have served more than 549 kupuna across the islands since 2020.

We empower the local community to care for their community, engage in service, and embrace learning by providing local volunteer opportunities and by training post-secondary students for client-centered careers.

Our Kūpuna is an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under Hawaii VA Foundation.

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