Our thoughts and prayers are with our Maui ‘ohana in Lāhaina that experienced the devastation of the wildfires and continue to overcome challenges from the great loss. Before creating a benefit shirt, Defend Hawai‘i organized multiple initiatives to get supplies to Maui from August 8, 2023 thanks to Sarah and the crew at P&R Water Taxi, JR Builders, Mana Construction, Windward Dodge Chrysler Jeep and Oahu's donations. Defend Hawai‘i gave over 500 pieces of overstock apparel and organized to fill 10 containers of supplies including non-perishable food, air purifiers, baby products, feminine products, toiletries, and other necessities. We also worked with Friends of Children Justice Center in Wailuku, who provided lunch boxes for children in school. Defend Hawai‘i is also working directly with Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Nā Wahine Toa Foundation to continue to support Maui families affected by the wildfires. 100% of the proceeds from our #DefendMaui benefit tees and hoodies will be donated to the foundation.
UPDATE: Defend Hawai'i donated $12,500 to the Na Wahine Toa Foundation. Ilima-Lei and Na Wahine Toa decided to donate the whole amount to Kiha Kaina of Lahaina. Kiha is a pillar of the community and selflessly gave his time and resources to help his neighbors in a dire time of need. Read about Kiha's story here.
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If you'd like to make a monetary donation to Na Wahine Toa for the generational families of Lahaina who were impacted by the fires, please follow the link here. If you would like to donate directly to Maui families via their personal Venmo accounts, please follow the link below.
Defend MauiDefend Maui Tee
The Defend Hawaii ‘Ohana has partnered with Ilima-lei MacFarlane’s @nawahinetoa on an inclusive release of tees, and hoodies! Pink for Maui.
100% of the proceeds will support efforts in Maui and the people of Maui.
ILIMA-LEI Championship CollabIlima-lei Collab Tee
Defend Hawai'i and Ilima-lei MacFarlane team up for our first collab athlete tee!! Created for her Championship Fight at Bellator 300 on October 7th, 2023 at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, CA. Proceeds will again support efforts in Maui and the people of Maui.