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COVID-19 Responses
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  • COVID-19 Responses
    Actions of Aloha

    DTL created Actions of Aloha to encourage connection, compassion, and aloha for ourselves, our ʻohana, our lāhui, and our ʻāina. This initiative serves as a reminder that every day we have the power to manifest aloha through our actions. All profits from a series of fun, motivational card decks will be donated to local non-profit organizations that embody aloha. With a goal to raise $20,000.00 for our community, we encourage you to follow @actionsofaloha on Instagram and share Aloha. 

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    ʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures
    www.ainaalohafutures.com

    Join thousands of Hawaiʻi community members, businesses, and organizations as they bring to life a resilient economy through the core value of ʻāina aloha—a deep and abiding love for Hawaiʻi’s communities and natural environments. This collective action will co-create a community-first process, through a series of engagement steps, to provide opportunities for community members and thought leaders to elevate solution-based ideas that will guide Hawai'iʻs economic recovery.

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    Chef Hui
    www.chefhui.com

    Created by Mark and Amanda Noguchi to address the current collapse of our restaurant industry and the growing need to provide nutritious meals to our community, Chef Hui is a statewide program aimed to help local farmers farming and chefs cooking and mitigate food insecurity by delivering nutritious ingredients and meals to communities in need. Together with Aloha Harvest, Chef Hui acts as a food hub and shares resources with organizations that are already cooking within their communities and helps connect those in need to available resources. Donated ingredients and supplies are also provided to help numerous other efforts, such as Mālama Meals.

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    Early Childhood Action Strategy
    hawaiiactionstrategy.org

    The COVID-19 crisis is having a direct impact on families with young children and organizations and agencies that support them. Teams and partners within the Early Childhood Action Strategy (ECAS) network have shifted priorities to focus on four areas during the next few months: 1) Family Violence Prevention, 2) Prenatal Access, 3) Child Care Support, and 4) Weekly Resource Updates. Teams have designed strategies and are raising funds to support these efforts. 

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    Ekklesia Capital
    www.ekklesiacapital.com/mastermind

    As a result of the economic shutdown, the Federal Government has provided small business owners economic relief through programs like the Payment Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. However, the existential question looms: "How do I stabilize my company to prevent collapse when these relief programs are depleted?" David Oyadomari of newly formed Ekklesia Capital is offering a 4-week Zoom-delivered program to provide Hawaiʻi's small business owners the technical tools and social support system to stabilize their business during the COVID-19 crisis and develop a foundation for recovery and resilience. During this pilot, David is building the ability to scale this program to over half of Hawaiʻi's small business market. For more information, visit www.ekklesiacapital.com/mastermind or email info@ekklesiacapital.com.

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    Ensuring a Green Economic Recovery

    As the dialogue shifts from pandemic response and containment to economic recovery in Hawai‘i, this initiative is working to ensure that the conservation sector is positioned as a key way to diversify our economy and put people back to work. They are working with thought leaders to develop a unified plan from the conservation sector, aggregating a high-level overview of job creation potential (in "shovel-ready" green initiatives), funding needs, and projected return on investment. The intention is that this will put the conservation sector into the conversation and decision-making around federal stimulus. They are also coordinating with the agriculture/local food sector and the clean energy sector to identify synergies, reduce redundancy, and ensure the sustainability sector is broadly coordinated and ready to accelerate our economic and cultural recovery from the pandemic. For more information, contact jkittinger@conservation.org.

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