what’s happening in Maui and ways to support.

If you have the means to share and give back financially, mutual aid is desperately needed for our displaced community members, but there are many non-financial ways we can show up in solidarity for our cultural assets like Lahaina. 

  • Encourage those with the means to give back financially to one of the organizations we’ve recommended here
  • Look into supporting a Lahaina small business directly by donating to their Go Fund Me or purchasing from online fundraisers organized by their community members
  • Ask your local library, school, and parent to add books about the cultural significance of Lahaina to their collection. The historic buildings and cultural properties of this place will be forever lost but their STORIES can live on through us. 
  • Stay on top of what’s happening and keep our local officials accountable in the months and years to come as the community will continue to need help to rebuild. 

We will continue to refresh our resources page and blog as the latest needs are identified and updated but as always we welcome and appreciate conversation with our community on the issues that matter to us most.

*MAUI EFFORTS* We compiled this list through recommendations made by our community. Hundreds of businesses and organizations are contributing to the Maui relief efforts. This list does not include all of them.

MENTAL HEALTH

NAMI—NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

- is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Today, they are an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
- aim to make this process simpler and safer by centering the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Honoring the full neurodiversity spectrum and advocate for mental health care accessibility for people with disabilities/ disabled people. 
- provides resources for the Latinx community to heal, thrive, and become advocates for their own mental health.
- is a program of Little Tokyo Service Center located in Los Angeles, California. They seek to inspire greater mental health discussion within the Japanese American and broader Asian American community while tackling the associated stigma. 
- was formed in 2014 to address a broad range of mental health needs of the growing South Asian community in the United States, beginning with New Jersey. SAMHIN is a team of dedicated, multifaceted, determined, and passionate individuals from all walks of life with a strong desire to help uncover and fight mental illness in the South Asian community.
- It is the mission of AMHC to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide
- A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. WE R NATIVE strives to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.
- (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization that actively works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color in North America. Together we build the capacity of QTPoC (queer and trans people of color) mental health practitioners, increase access to healing justice resources, provide technical assistance to social justice movement organizations to integrate healing justice into their work. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
- The Steve Fund is the nation’s leading organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color. The Fund holds an annual conference series, Young, Gifted & @Risk, and offers a Knowledge Center with curated expert information. With multicultural mental health experts it delivers on-campus and on-site programs and services for colleges and non-profits, and through tech partnerships it provides direct services to young people of color.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

- Find presentations, talks, and workshops with emerging designers, established trailblazers and major players, all to celebrate the people and processes behind the process of making our clothes.
- A 501(C)(3) public charity in the USA and a registered charity in Ghana that has been operating in both countries since 2009. They work at the intersection of environmental justice, education and fashion development.
- A multimedia research project exploring the secondhand clothing trade in context of Accra, Ghana.
- A nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Their goal is to use the power of storytelling to illuminate the way toward a better world, inspire millions of people to walk that path with us, and show that the time for action is now.
- NRDC combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
- Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental organization in the United States. They amplify the power of our 3.8 million members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world.

*UPDATE* We are currently updating our website and some pages are still being worked on. Thank you for your patience. We can't wait to continue to update our resources page.

*SUBMIT* If you have any organizations or resources you'd like to share with us please submit your nominations here.

ADDITIONAL READS + GUIDES

There's No Such Thing As Sustainable Fashion | FastCompany.co

Fast Fashion Turning Ghana into Toxic Landfill | ABC news

Filipino Organizations You Should Know About | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Filipino Small Businesses You Should Know About | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Filipino Creators You Should Know About | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Indigenous Creators You Should Know About | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Indigenous Organizations You Should Know About | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Indigenous-Owned Businesses You Should Know About | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Creators Who Are Giving Back | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Organizations That Are Giving Back | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Small Businesses That Are Giving Back | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Black Organizations You Should Know | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Black-Owned Businesses You Should Know | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Black Creators You Should Know | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Disability Awareness Creators | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Disability Awareness Organizations | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Disability Awareness Businesses | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Environmentally Conscious Organizations | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Environmentally Conscious Businesses | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Asian American Creators | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Asian American Organizations | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Asian American Small Businesses | UPRISERS®GUIDE

LGBTQIA+ Creators You Should Know | UPRISERS®GUIDE

LGBTQIA+ Orgs You Should Know | UPRISERS®GUIDE

LGBTQIA+ Small Biz You Should Know | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Mental Health Focus Creators | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Mental Health Focus Organizations | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Mental Health Focus Small Businesses | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Environmentally Conscious Creators | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Organizations Helping Maui | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Small Businesses Helping Maui | UPRISERS®GUIDE

Creators Helping Maui | UPRISERS®GUIDE

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