Ka Lima O Maui has been putting paychecks in deserving hands since 1955. By helping adults with disabilities find meaningful employment, we lend a hand in building self-esteem and becoming contributing members of our community.
With over 55 persons with disabilities working on our grounds and custodial service crews, Ka Lima O Maui is Maui's largest employer of persons with disabilities.
We encourage you to check out our programs all geared towards "Enhancing Lives through Self-Reliance"
The original Ka Lima O Maui facility was a converted two-story house in a coconut grove on the shoreline at Kahului Harbor, where Hoaloha Park and the Hawaiian Canoe Club hale are now located. Its first director was Katherine Feddes.
Look Who's Working Now!
Kili is a new worker assigned to Kamaile's crew. He lives in Wailuku and loves to ride dirt bike. He went to Lahainaluna, King K and Maui High School and remembers being at Lahainaluna "one of the best things in my life". Welcome aboard Kili!!!
Josiah is our newest janitorial employee and is doing great!
Maui High School student, Jeremiah likes sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Knowing this, we found him an internship at "BSB" Sports Collection and Pro Club Wear. If you are a sports fan or are looking for a gift for a sports fan in your life... this is the place! It is packed with all kinds of great items. Check them out!
Baldwin High School (and VWATS) student Norine has completed her VWATS classwork and is currently interning at TJMaxx.
Kyla is a Baldwin High school student with a passion for fashion! She has finished with the coursework of our VWATS class and has started an internship at TJ Maxx.
Maleek is keeping busy cleaning at Valley Isle Fitness in Kihei as a VWATS intern. He is also a Maui High Student (Marcelo's twin brother) who has completed all of his coursework prior to this work experience.
Marcelo is a student at Maui High School who likes to cook and clean! He has completed an internship at Piko Cafe, where he washed dishes and completed some prep work.
Dane is a young man attending Maui High School. He has completed our VWATS class and is learning new skills while completing a work experience at TJ Maxx.
Jamie is a Maui High School student that has completed all course work in our VWATS class. She is currently completing her internship at TJ Maxx.
Nicole has completed all of her VWATS coursework and work experience at TJ Maxx. Upon completion she was offered employment. Way to go Nicole!
Both girls had 6 week work experiences at TJ Maxx. Upon completion of the work experience, they applied for employment and were hired! Congratulations Renee & Angellinne!
Dominic is the newest courtesy clerk at the Maui Lani Safeway. So if you see him, make sure to say "hi"!
Abraham has started working on our grounds crew and is doing great!
Devin started working at Kihei Kamalii Elementary School's Kama'aina Kids February 20th. Congratulations!
Kristie was hired and is working on our TSA crew. Welcome Kristie
We welcome Elmer Lapaz to Ka Lima O Maui! He has experience in Landscaping and is in Michael's crew. Welcome!
Janice has returned to Maui and to Ka Lima and we are happy to have her back! She is working on Jamie's crew!
Cody has a job at Home Depot out in the garden area! If you see him when you are looking for plants, stop and say "Hello"!
Joanna was hired at Gate Gourmet working full time in the cold food prep. She loves it! Next time you are traveling you may have Joanna to thank for your good airline food!
Nick is a courtesy clerk at the Maui Lani Foodland! And he is full of Courtesy!
Abby completed our VWATS class & had a dream of working at Flatbread Pizza as a hostess! Well... dreams do come true! Abby is working at Flatbread Pizza during the lunch hour, make sure to say "Hi" if you are in having lunch! Way to go Abby!
Noelle working at TJ Maxx as a jingle ambassador/greeter! She is doing great!
Kai Williams completed his internship at Pukalani Superette. Since he lives upcountry, we partnered with Pukalani Foodland, where Kai is now employed as a courtesy clerk and is doing great!
Jenny Tam Ho started working on our Central janitorial crews!
Jaymee applied for work at Regal Cinema in Lahaina and is now the friendly face you see when you go to the movies!
Upon completion of her VWATS internship at TJMaxx, Jalsa was offered employment with them!
Stacey Roberts works at Home Depot, watering plants on Saturday and Sunday!
Owen works early hours during the week at Home Depot watering the plants and keeping them healthy!
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13th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
The 13th Annual Benefit Fundraising Golf Tournament at the Dunes at Maui Lani was a big Success. Mahalo nui loa to all of the sponsors, the donors, the golfers and the helpers. There are more photos available in the Gallery here. The good work done at Ka Lima O Maui cannot happen without your help and support. Thank you!!!
Annual Client Christmas Party!!!
Every year in a quiet way, one of the kindest Christmas Celebration takes place at SARENTO'S ON THE BEACH when owner, Aaron Placourakis, hosts the clients and workers of Ka Lima O Maui for their annual Christmas luncheon. Mahalo to Sarento's for this awesome Christmas gift.
Ka Lima O Maui's 63rd Annual Meeting & Luncheon - see gallery for more of the pictures!
We are so happy to announce that Chantal won the Maui Non-profit Executive Director's Award! Congratulations Chantal and Ka Lima O Maui!
Ka Lima O Maui's Annual Summer Picnic was a fun event for all! We had a big water slide, water balloon fight, donut eating contest, scavenger hunt, fishing,food and shave ice! Here are few pictures. (check out our gallery for more pictures from the picnic)
Kihei’s Jim Lynch sinks a putt on the Kaanapali Royal Course’s fourth hole and then celebrates with playing partners Steve Olson (left) and Ryan McNally of Wailea on Friday during the first day of a two-day fundraising golf event for Ka Lima O Maui. (Photos courtesy of Matt Thayer)
Ka Lima O Maui's Staff Training Day was a BLAST! We had training on Work-Life Balance and then we had fun playing laser tag!
Ka Lima O Maui's Hui Club went to the beach and had a great time! Here are a couple of pictures of our funfilled day!
Ka Lima O Maui was at the Garden Expo at the Maui Mall on June 16th.
Ka Lima O Maui's 100 Holes of Golf event was over the Memorial Day weekend and was a huge success! Fun was had by all! Here are a few photos, please check out our gallery page for more photos! Mahalo for your continued support!
Ka Lima O Maui happily participated in the 2018 Charity Walk! Mahalo to The Water Store, ARDA and all of our walkers and donors!
Ka Lima O Maui's 12th Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success! Thank you Maui Community for your generosity! Here are a couple of pictures for your viewing pleasure. Also check out our gallery for more pictures!
Ka Lima O Maui had a surprise visit from "Da Maui Sleigh"! Mahalo for making your visit so memorable and full of fun!
Annual Client Christmas Lunch at Sarento's on the Beach! Mahalo Sarento's for hosting, for the delicious food and fun! Check out our gallery for more pictures!
62nd Annual Meeting and Thanksgiving Luncheon! More pictures are in the gallery!
Ka Lima O Maui's 6th Annual Job Fair was a huge success! Here are a couple of photos... check out more pictures in the gallery!
And the survey says.... Ka Lima O Maui Staff Training Day was a mixture of attitude and emotional training taught by John and Ohana Feud. View more pictures in the gallery!
Did you know that Ka Lima O Maui was in the Parade this year? Here are a couple of pictures of the fun event!