Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program
Posted on August 1, 2023
A member of CDCC for more than 50 years, Zenaida says she was drawn to the church's strong community service focus and the loving family atmosphere created by its kind, caring, and compassionate members.
Posted on April 28, 2023
Through its outreach ministry, Metro Christian Church has made a positive impact on the lives of many individuals and families in Hawaii.
Posted on February 1, 2023
As our first Makana Pono awardee of 2023, Jennifer has selected Hawaii Meals on Wheels (HMoW) to receive a $5,000 contribution.
Posted on January 18, 2023
Claudia F, LPN, DCSA, believes strongly in caring for all creatures great and small. As our November Makana Pono awardee, she selected a nonprofit working to ensure the safety and well being of cats and kittens on Oahu.
Posted on October 7, 2022
Founded in 2013, the nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in sports and aims to create a safe and inclusive environment where people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, can participate in a competitie and friendly team sport, develop a social support system, and build lifelong friendships.
Posted on August 8, 2022
“My heart sank, and I quickly headed to Kapiolani Hospital. When I arrived, Carmyne’s mom was in the PICU waiting room sitting in a corner wrapped up in a blanket. She was there all alone as her husband was away on military duty..."
Posted on July 2, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Cesaria (Cess) T., a certified nursing assistant at our Honolulu office. Cesaria is in her tenth year as an Islands Hospice team member, providing personal care and comfort to patients.
Posted on June 8, 2022
Kary DeMello has worked with Islands Hospice for nine years, providing compassionate personal care to patients and support to their families. Often out on the westside, Kary lends a listening ear and offers helpful tips and techniques when needed to make personal care go as smoothly as possible. “Keeping our patients comfortable and happy is truly important.”
Posted on May 19, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Melenia Resurreccion, a Hospice Aide in Team Blessing.
Posted on April 6, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Grace Galapon, a certified nursing assistant at our Honolulu office. Grace is in her ninth year as an Islands Hospice team member, providing personal care and assistance for daily living activities (ADL care) to terminally ill patients
Posted on March 1, 2022
For this month’s Makana Pono award, we are pleased to recognize a long-time employee of Islands Hospice, Violeta Baldado. Violeta has been a part of our team for almost ten years and works as a hospice aide in the IPU at our Honolulu office.
Posted on September 1, 2021
Kelci Schedler has been an RN case manager for Islands Hospice West Oahu for the past four years. Always leading by example, Kelci’s compassion carries over from her work as an RN to the community and was selected to receive the August Makana Pono award. She directed her $5,000 donation to Ma Ke Alo o (MKAO), an organization she has been involved with over the past three years as the lead for its Kakaako Kupuna initiative.
Posted on July 29, 2021
Stacie McCabe was nominated by her Islands Hospice colleagues as the July Makana Pono awardee. She directed her $5,000 award to the R.A.M. program at Windward Baptist Church. The R.A.M. program was created in 2005 to help those struggling with addictions, especially crystal methamphetamine, through the power of faith. Islands Hospice is pleased to support the R.A.M program and recognize the work of Windward Baptist Church is doing to care for members of our community who are working towards healing.
Posted on June 28, 2021
Maribel Korman is a social worker for our town office, and in just 10 months of working at Islands Hospice, she has become a valuable member of our team. She was nominated by colleagues to receive June’s Makana Pono award and directed her donation to Abundant Grace.
Posted on March 25, 2021
For almost a decade, Mike Kuo, RN, has taken care of our Islands Hospice patients in the Inpatient Unit (IPU) at Palolo. Mike provides care for ohana who require a higher level of attention than can be given at home or a facility.
Posted on January 7, 2021
As a veteran himself, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paul understands just how valuable nonprofits can be to help cut heroes and families cut through the red tape to obtain the benefits and resources owed. He selected DAV to receive his $5,000 Makana Pono contribution.
Posted on December 28, 2020
For a child with a critical illness, making a wish come true can do so much more than lift spirits. Make-A-Wish Hawaii has granted thousands of wishes to Hawaii’s keiki over the years and our Makana Pono awardee has chosen to help direct her $5,000 donation to Make-A-Wish to bring more wishes to life.