Coffee Sales Support Kalaupapa Council
Coffees of Hawaii donation will help fund patient medical expenses.
Coffees of Hawaii (COH) owner Albert Boyce delivered last Friday a $500 check to Gloria Marks for the benefit of the Kalaupapa Patient Advisory Council.
“There are 27 remaining patients in Kalaupapa, and funds such as these help cover their incidental off-island medical expenses. We appreciate Coffees of Hawaii's interest and support,” Marks said in a press release.
Based in Kualapu’u, Molokai, COH has designated one percent of the sales of its “Muleskinner” coffee to the Patient Council. Its “Muleskinner” label depicts the historical muleskinners who served the colony, as well as illustrating images of the Catholic Church and Father Damien statue in Kalawao. COH use of the images received the blessing and authority of the Kalaupapa Ohana Council in 2007.
In addition to the above donation program, COH is also a member of “One Percent for the Planet,” a global organization of over 750 companies that donate one percent of their sales to a network of more than 1,500 environmental organizations worldwide. The network includes many Hawaiian environmental organizations.
COH coffee can be found in select restaurants and stores in the islands, and is also available online at www.coffeesofhawaii.com.