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Thanksgiving at Ka Lima 2021

Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, Ka Lima O Maui was unable again this year to have our Annual Board Meeting/Thanksgiving Luncheon. We look forward to carrying on that tradition next year. Meanwhile, our 2nd Thanksgiving Drive-Thru was a Big Success! Mahalo to Dani’s Catering, Esther, and all the staff who worked so hard to make sure it worked out so great.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!                

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Rey begins landscaping Internship

Rey is 19 years old and graduated from King K. 2020. Rey likes Landscaping and gardening and has begun his six-week internship in Haiku as his final step towards completing VWATS – Vocational Work Adjustment Training Services. Rey will be pruning fruit trees, weed eating, spreading organic fertilizer, mulch, and compost, dead-heading plants and learning to propagate plants.

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Ka Lima’s Walk

Since the Annual Charity Walk is going Virtual this year, Ka Lima O Maui decided to have a short, informal walk around Keopuolani Park as the focal point to raise money for this great event that helps so many non-profits on Maui. We had great participation from all of the ohana, Ka Lima workers did their full shift and then came to walk, some still in their work boots. The Waiver Program participants used the walk as another exercise time and then sat in the shade and picnicked afterward. Other staff made sandwiches, staff crosswalks, and cheered on the great effort made by everyone. The unique t-shirt design was created by Sarah McGowan.

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Glove Assist

Ka Lima O Maui has been working with Source America to develop a new tool for persons with the use of only one hand to independently put on a safety glove. Called “Glove Assist”, the tool allows the person to attached the glove to the “Glove Assist”. Once attached, the person places their hand into the now partially open glove. They then reverse out of the tool with the glove securely and fully on their hand. Andrian, a worker with Ka Lima O Maui Custodian Department, demonstrated and was filmed by Source America using the “Glove Assist”. Special Mahalo also to Dan Honma, Director of Operations, who coordinated Ka Lima’s role in the project. Andrian lost the use of his left hand after a stroke. He was complimentary of the new tool and discussed the other versions of the tool developed earlier. For people like Andrian the “Glove Assist” is

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