BREAKFAST WITH SANTA TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH HAWAII

Kahului, Maui, HI – November 26, 2018 – Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, through its QKC Cares initiative, announces Breakfast with Santa to benefit Make-A-Wish Hawaii on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 8am to 10am at Center Court.

Each year, over a dozen Maui County children are newly diagnosed with critical illnesses and have their wish granted by Make-A-Wish Hawaii.  Join us for our inaugural Breakfast with Santa, featuring fun keiki holiday activities, sing-a-long, buffet breakfast, Da Maui Sleigh rides and keiki visits with Santa himself!

“We are so grateful to Queen Ka’ahumanu Center for their partnership in making wishes come true and for hosting this special holiday celebration,” said Janel Chandler, interim CEO and director of marketing and events at Make-A-Wish Hawaii. “Breakfast with Santa is a wonderful opportunity not only to honor our Maui wish keiki but also to continue to share our mission with the local community.”

Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com (QKC Breakfast with Santa) and are $25 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.  Limited seating available, so ticket purchase is highly encouraged.

“We are so very excited to offer this special opportunity for keiki to visit with Santa and support Make-A-Wish Hawaii.  This truly is the season of giving!”, says Toni Rojas, Vice President of Business & Community Development. “Let’s come together and grant more wishes to the critically ill children of Maui County”, says Rojas.

For more information, visit the QKC Guest Services desk.

About QKC Cares

Queen Ka`ahumanu Center’s QKC Cares is an initiative that brings together our existing philanthropic endeavors with community efforts aimed at empowering patrons, tenants and employees. As part of this initiative, community requests for donations, sponsorships and partnerships may now be submitted electronically on the new QKC Cares website at www.qkccares.com. The initiative includes an ancillary program called QKC Watch, which focuses on enhancing a sense of community among those who shop, visit and work at the mall. For more details about QKC Cares, please visit www.qkccares.com.

About Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Make-A-Wish® Hawaii creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Honolulu, Make-A-Wish Hawaii is considered one of the top charities in the state, with 78 cents of every dollar raised going directly toward granting wishes in Hawaii. One of the first local Make-A-Wish chapters established, Make-A-Wish Hawaii continues to be among the busiest in the nation. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 700 volunteers have granted over 1,300 wishes for children across the state of Hawaii since 1982 and have hosted more than 14,000 others for children around the world; the chapter granted nearly 100 local wishes in 2017 alone, the most in its 35-year history. For more information about Make-A-Wish Hawaii, visit Hawaii.wish.org.