“For the first time this year – I felt the Christmas Spirit!”
Island Sotheby's International Realty's Broker in Charge for the South Maui Office, Ron Silva R(S) boasted about this year’s Christmas dinner at Ka Hale A Ke Ola on Thursday morning.
Chefs: Marilyn Griffin R(B), Ron Silva R(B) and Ricardo Ralha R(S), Entertainment: Brooks Maguire and Patrick Kilbride, Cookie Decorating: Mari Ippolito R(S)
December 4th, marked Ka Hale A Ke Ola’s annual Feeding the Homeless Christmas Celebration. This year Island Sotheby International Realty teamed up with Fidelity National Title & Patrick Kilbride of the Kiwanis Club to bring joy to the community! Volunteers made this year’s event bigger than ever by coming together to put on a feast, donate toys, and spend time with those less fortunate in the community.
“The kids had fun with cookies and were still there at 7:30pm and didn’t want to leave. The adults this year were super appreciative and hung out for a while due to the live music - ono food – and party atmosphere.”
Elves: Marty Guerriero R(S), Sallie Zaugg (R(B), Napua Banks R(S)
People were buzzing all around as the food was being brought in, toys were being loaded up, and volunteers made the event as welcoming as possible. Sprinkles and icing were lined up on the tables ready for kids to start their cookie decorating. There was a feast of roast beef, ham, turkey, vegetales, stuffing, and dessert spread across the table. Keiki were filled with excitement as everyone brought at least 2 toys such as science experiments, puzzles, sports equipment, and tents.
“All the keiki loved their gifts – they followed me to the car as word spread that we were handing out gifts!!” said Silva. “Christmas dinner at Ka Hale A Ke Ola was an AWESOME evening!”
Ka Hale A Ke Ola serves as a resource to people in the community by offering emergency food and housing to the homeless as well as being a point of contact to those in need. Being able to bring the magic of christmas spirit to those who are in need makes the season so special.
If you’d like to volunteer or donate please visit https://www.khako.org.