Parting Shot: New Pair of Shoes

Jason Kalawe

Thursday, 10:13 a.m. Parker Ranch, Waimea, Hawaii Island Jason Van Tassell, livestock manager and cowboy at Parker Ranch, reshoes one of the 125 horses at the 250,000-acre estate. On average, each cowboy at the ranch cares for eight to ten horses – doing everything from feeding to riding them. Van Tassell shoes horses every four Read the full article…

November 2014
November, 2014
Blue Planet Foundation launched the WEfficiency program with a “loanation” of $1,000 at an event in May with the first three nonprofits that participated: Damien Memorial School, YWCA of Oahu and Hawaii Public Radio, Also attending the launch were Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
Photo: Courtesy WEfficiency

Bright Idea

Paula Bender

WEfficiency lets you support your favorite nonprofit and still get repaid How many people does it take to change a light bulb? Ask David Aquino and he’ll say it often takes a crowd. Aquino, the project director of Blue Planet Foundation’s WEfficiency program, says the program is part of the foundation’s plan to get Hawaii Read the full article…

Innovation , Nonprofits , November 2014
November, 2014
Photos: Courtesy Cookspace

Starving for New Experiences?

Brandi-Ann Uyemura

When conjuring up interesting pau hana activities, cooking may not come to mind first. But CookSpace proves you can burn off steam (literally and figuratively) and have fun, whether you’re a novice cook, a top chef wannabe or just enjoy pairing food and drink. CookSpace is an interactive cooking studio with live culinary activities ranging Read the full article…

Entrepreneurship , November 2014
November, 2014
Nancy Youngren says a woman she helped as part of a Hawaii Literacy program was able to both land a job and to become informed on public issues so she could vote in an election. 
Photo: Courtesy Nancy Youngren

If You Can Read This, You Can Help

Jolyn Okimoto Rosa

Attorney Nancy Youngren was looking for a volunteer opportunity that would really make a difference in an individual’s life when an ad for Hawaii Literacy caught her eye. She looked no further. Starting in early 2011, for almost three years, Youngren volunteered with the same person once a week until the woman happily broke the Read the full article…

Education , Nonprofits , November 2014
November, 2014
Photo by David Croxford

Talk Story with Jerry Rauckhorst

Beverly Creamer

CEO, Catholic Charities Hawaii Rauckhorst heads the private, 67-year-old social service agency, which has 300 employees and provides a variety of services to 40,000 people a year. About 80 percent of its $25-million annual budget comes from government grants. There are so many needs in the community. Which ones are you focused on? Catholic Charities Read the full article…

Leadership , Nonprofits , November 2014
November, 2014
Remington Scott usually works from home nowadays, sometimes next to the pool at his Hawaii Kai home. 
Photo: David Croxford

3D Innovator

Catherine E. Toth

Hawaii Kai’s Remington Scott is a global pioneer in making video-game and movie creations come to life Remington Scott understands the unpredictably of life. Growing up in New York in the pre-Internet era, Scott thought he was going to be an artistic painter. Living in Hawaii wasn’t even a consideration. Today, the 45-year-old has been Read the full article…