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Hawaii Life Volunteers!

Do you have volunteer activities happening at your office? We're here to help. Put in a request for HL branded volunteer apparel and support. Fill out the form below to order materials and get promotional assistance. Mahalo to volunteering on initiatives that are important to you, your clients and community. Volunteerism is a part of Hawaii Life's DNA!

FAQ about HLCF

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Hawai‘i Life has always embraced community involvement and charitable giving, intent on keeping money earned in Hawai‘i at home. For years the Real Good program offered a way for clients to designate a charity to receive a portion of our business proceeds. As our company has grown, however, the variety of activities and organizations we would be honored to support has also grown. We also see the need to increase the opportunities for our brokers, agents, clients, and customers to contribute conveniently.

To answer this need for flexibility, responsiveness, and innovative giving, the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund (HLCF) was created. 

Agents, clients, and the general public can give to the fund simply by donating at Give.HawaiiLife.com. Agents and clients can also direct money into the fund at the close of escrow. Our goal for 2016 is to have every agent with a closed transaction direct a donation to the fund, and to offer the opportunity to our clients as well.

What to Know

  • If you want to conveniently donate from your commissions we’ll process the donation on your behalf. The donation comes off the top of the commission, which means Hawai‘i Life is donating a portion of the commission split as well. 
  • If you’re co-representing a client with another agent, and you want the donation to come out of your commissions, you both have to agree on the a in writing (since the donation is off the top).
  • We set a $100 donation minimum where we’ll handle the paperwork at the close of escrow, but you (or anyone) can always donate any amount by going to Give.HawaiiLife.com.
  • Accounting will cut (all of) the checks to the Charitable Fund at the end of each month. You’ll receive a note with your receipt the first week of the following month after your donations(s).
  • The entire donation amount is tax deductible.
  • Anyone who would prefer to mail in a check can do so by simply mailing a check payable to: Hawai‘i Community Foundation; 827 Fort Street Mall; Honolulu, HI 96813 (and write Hawaii Life Charitable Fund in the memo line).

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Recently, the HLCF donated $1,000 to each of the following organizations:

Family Promise of Hawai‘i

The Maui Humane Society

The Kahilu Theater

The Hawaiian Surfing Federation

Give.HawaiiLife.com

Malama Ka’aina

Next Hawaii Life Hawaiian Sandalwood Tree Planting Day is Friday, November 13th! It is not just about planting trees, it is about relationshipping with the land.

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Our Hawaii Life Big Island Community Action Group’s participation in the Sandalwood Reforestation Project on the slopes of Mauna Kea is strong and ongoing. November will be month three of our participation and we are making a difference. We have helped plant over 350 sandalwood trees in the last couple months! It is not only educational, it is fun and very rewarding. We were rewarded last month by a hawaiian hawk flying overhead and to be accompanied by pueo throughout the day!

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Giving to the land in this way has been a very spiritual experience for me personally; it brings me joy, gives me a sense of purpose, and contributes to my genuine care for the land. As Realtors, we develop a relationship with the land, whether we are aware of it or not, and it is important to nurture and understand that relationship. Knowing that I am contributing to the health and longevity of this precious island home, gives my “job” much more meaning.

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I was recently accused of having a lack of respect for the land simply because I am a Realtor. That accusation struck a strong cord in my body and made me feel physically ill! This land raised me, continues to support me, and I have utmost respect and appreciation for my island home. I may not have Hawaiian blood, but my love for this island runs deep in my soul. To have someone make that assumption about me because of my job was not okay. My initial reaction was the desire lash out in return, but rather, I consulted with this precious land and it confirmed, more than ever before, that my core values are in line with the notion of Malama Ka ‘Aina, meaning to care for and live in harmony with the land. By simply taking care of and respecting the land, it will sustain life, just as it has mine. This is a straightforward relationship and has been honored for thousands of years, since the Polynesians followed the stars to the shores of Hawai'i. Part of Malama Ka `Aina is everyone doing their share, no matter how big or how small. “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is one great example. Now it’s your turn: What do you do to take care of the land?

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