The “.. Do What’s Right” Maui’s Economic Opportunities Gala fundraiser goes virtual with an online auction and drive-through lunch pickup.
The event has been postponed several times over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was originally scheduled as an in-person rally on Saturday August 28 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū. However, “due to the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, the decision has been made to switch to a virtual pickup / meal format for everyone’s safety,” organizers said.
The virtual event will be webcast live on the MEO website (meoinc.org) and the Facebook and Zoom page (ID 82862953258, access code 252574) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A concert by Nevah Too Late and a ceremony for guest of honor, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino, will highlight the evening. The master of ceremonies will be Rod Antone, Executive Director of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association and former MEO member.
The online auction will run from Monday August 23 at 8:00 am to Saturday August 28 at 7:30 pm Items include hotel stays, rounds of golf, ocean and nature activities, and dining in the resorts. best restaurants. The auction is available on virtualgala.events/meogala2021.
Meal tickets, prepared by the chef of the King Kamehameha Golf Club, were distributed. Ticket holders can pick up from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on August 28 at the golf club drive-thru. MOE staff will direct traffic in the golf club parking lot and distribute meals.
The fundraising event was originally scheduled for March 14, 2020. The next fundraising gala is scheduled for March 19, 2022, at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.
All groups and individuals who have already registered for the event have been contacted, and MEO apologizes for any inconvenience.
For more information on the Gala, contact Executive Assistant Lee Imada by phone at 808-243-4306 or by email at [email protected]
MEO, a 56-year-old nonprofit community action network, runs support and assistance programs for people in need of rental, mortgage, utility and food assistance; recently released inmates; use; and business planning and microloans; as well as seniors and people with disabilities across Maui County.
The agency also runs youth drug abuse, suicide and bullying prevention and family strengthening programs; the Head Start preschool learning program for preschool children and paratransit and personal transportation services.