Giving Back

How we started:

 Aloha Movement Kauaʻi - It all started with a group of women in a very special place- Limahuli Garden on the Island of Kauaʻi .

Lahela Chandler Correa and Ann Hettinger, the founders of Aloha Movement Kauaʻi, are two women from very different backgrounds; culturally, racially and geographically.   Lahela born and raised on Kauaʻi and Ann born and raised in the Midwest.

Lahela is the Visitor Program Manager at Limahuli Gardens and Ann runs women’s adventure retreats, both on the island of Kauaʻi.

Lahela’s upbringing in the spirit of Aloha and Ann’s desire to create a better world for her grandchildren was a match made in heaven.  Lahela is Ann’s friend and teacher, sharing her knowledge, spirit and Love of Aloha to inspire and help those around her.  Ann recognized Lahela’s special gift when Lahela shared her story and lessons of Aloha with Ann’s adventure retreat groups.  The ladies in the group all listened intently, some smiled, some cried and all were so captivated by her message, that they wanted to continue this beautiful “Spirit of Aloha” shared so sincerely by Lahela.   Hence, was the birth of Aloha Movement Kauaʻi. 

Aloha Movement Kauaʻi

A Federally Approved Hawaiian Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation 

 Aloha Publishing Hawaiʻi is proud to donate a portion of proceeds from the sales of their merchandise to support the goals and projects of their non-profit arm, Aloha Movement Kauaʻi

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Mahalo for caring and making it possible to help us share Aloha.

Support Childhood Education and Development

Your donations help us to meet our goals and supply needed books to our students. Your generous donation will help fund our mission. 

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The Vision

 The vision is to share the lessons of Aloha to anyone wanting to learn.  These are basic human values that remind us of the types of qualities we strive to teach our children and ourselves to help generate peace, love and acceptance for each other worldwide.

“It doesn’t matter if you are white, black, blue or green, I believe we all have “Aloha”.  Aloha is considered the gift of the Hawaiian people to the world.  Learn and share Aloha today”.    Lahela 

Programs: Supporting Culture, Character and Tradition

Teachers Curriculum and "Building Character Through Aloha"

Our first project in August of 2016, provided copies of the book Aloha – What it Means to My ʻOhana  and Yours, 1st Edition for grades 1-5 at Kanuikapono Charter School in Anahola on the island of Kauaʻi. 

We are in the process of expanding "Building Character through Aloha" an “Aloha” class program at  elementary schools throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  

The goal is to help provide schools with books for Aloha class programs which support Nā Hopena Aʻo, State Standards, and incorporates a Social/Emotional component  known as "Building Character through Aloha".  The book revolves around culture, traditions, and building character through the 14 lessons of Aloha.    

The current programs are  geared towards the kamaliʻi (children), but will eventually branch out to meet and support the needs of teens and adults. 

We have just released our Curriculum/Teachers guides for both Aloha Books, made possible through generous donations from local, national and international businesses and community members.

If you would like to support our programs by volunteering or donations, please send us an email at




Aloha.  I am a new teacher at Kapa’a Elementary, as well as new to the island of Kauai.  I had never heard about the spirit of Aloha until arriving here earlier this year.  This island is surrounded with the spirit and I love feeling it everywhere I go.  This latest book is a beautiful reminder to students and adults about how blessed we are to be living in an area that shares the Aloha spirit.  Thank you for helping to spread the love!  What you do is AMAZING!


Caroline Hetherington

Community Involvement

New Zealand


Angie Fisher, 3rd grade teacher from Hanalei School shared the donated Aloha Books with students at Rangiātea in New Zealand.

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Making  "Aloha Kindness Gifts" at the HAIS Education Fair.  

Wilcox Elementary School, Lihue, Kauaʻi


We had the pleasure to help the 2nd grade students become authors for the day by writing about "Aloha is Kindness". 

Distribution of Donated Goods to Flood Victims


Darryl Grace Jr. of Big Island Air delivered goods to Kauaʻi  for victims of the floods.  Darryl Sr. and Leona  Grace, Lilinoe Grace and their ʻOhana,  the Kahikolu Congregational Church community and Holualoa Elementary School donated much needed items.   We met Darryl at the airport in Lihue and delivred the goods to Moku Boy Chandler and Joel Guy to deliver to Lahela Chandler Correa for distribution to those in need.

Pioneer Elementary School in Ft. Morgan, Colorado


We had the pleasure of sharing Aloha and it's meaning with students in Ms. Kay West's 5th grade class in Colorado.  The books were donated to their classroom so that they could continue to learn and share their Aloha.  The students were very curious about Hawaiian culture and enjoyed learning about our islands.

First Fundraiser at Tahiti Nui

Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Lahela  Correa and Ann Hettinger fundraiser for the Aloha Book at Tahiti Nui

Our very first fundraiser was graciously hosted by the Tahiti Nui in Hanalei.  Many community members stepped up to help organize, decorate, entertain and assist in making it a memorable evening.  Hundreds of community members, friends, ʻohana and even our very own Maryor Bernard Carvalho came and supported the evening by purchasing books of which proceeds were used to donate books to local schools.

Support from "Aloha Angels"


Our very first donation in Sept. of 2016  was made possible by  Ric Cox with Aloha Angels to purchase books for the entire Hanalei School, with principal Tahara'a Stein.

Hanalei Rotary Club of Hanalei


Mahalo to the Hanalei Rotarty club for their generous donation, making it possible to provide Aloha Books to the Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes at Hanalei School in 2018.

Charity Walk Kauaʻi


It was our first year in participating in the Charity Walk and we were so happy to participate in such a well organized community event that gave so much back to so many organizations.   Mahalo!

Eleʻele Elementary School


We enjoyed a wonderful sense of community at the Eleʻele Book Fair.  

Kekaha Elementary School


We enjoyed spending time with the 4th grade class at Kekaha Elementary sharing the Aloha is Mana lesson.   

Kanuikapono Charter School


We received a beautiful letter from one of the students at Kanuikapono Charter school for the donation of Aloha Books.

Hale Halawai ʻOhana O Hanalei


We were honored to donate Aloha books to the  Halele’a Cultural Exploration Program (HCEP)
This excellent Hawaiian Cultural Exploration Program for kids ages 5-12 is held every summer. 

Aloha Athletes of Hanalei


These Aloha Athletes of Hanalei t-shirts were made possible by a donation from  one of our community members.  The kids got to wear their T-shirts at the Mayors Youth Track Meet on April 7th and 8th, 2018 for all the elementary schools.

Supporting Education


We are committed  to promoting inspirational and educational materials that help perpetuate Aloha and the Hawaiian culture worldwide. Our goal is to share Hawaiian traditions with visitors, support local schools, authors, artists, businesses and residents. The mission is to always promote peace and hope through books, education, seminars and public awareness.  

Kauai Fire Department

We are

We are honored to acknowledge and support all the firefighters on our islands that work so hard to protect us.

Mahalo for Your Support


Our new Curriculum/Teachers Guide was made possible by :  

Sponsored by Bluewater – “Inspired by the aloha spirit, Bluewater improves the health of people and our planet by providing increasing access to local sources of pure, fresh water. With our special purifiers and Bluewater bottles, we aim to provide an alternative to single-use plastic bottles, eliminating plastic pollution in our oceans.” This is how we share Aloha.

King Kaumuali`i Elementary School

King Kamualii School in Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii.

Shana Brown's 3rd grade class are very excited to be using the 2nd edition of "Aloha - What it Means to My  ʻOhana and Yours" book and curriculum that were donated to their classroom.

Mission Statment -"Ka'eu' inana"

Designated 501 C(3) Non-Profit Corp. on Kauai that supports childhood education and hawaiian culture

Mahalo to all our Supporters. It couldn't happen without you.

Our Misssion:  To help people all over the world live a life full of Aloha.  To share the meaning of Aloha as taught in the Hawaiian Culture and apply those teachings to everyday life to inspire, create harmony and reawaken Aloha in the hearts of all people within their own communities and to discover it within their own cultures.  

Together we can make a change.

Mahalo for all your generosity.

  Patsy Sheehan


Gaylord Wilcox

Eric Cucchi - Timbers Resort

Julie Schuler

Hanalei Rotary Club

Hale Halawai ʻOhana O Hanalei

Peter & Rosemary Miller

Christophe Liebet

Dennis & Barbara Hanna

Dick & Barb Smith

Arthur Sullivan

Billy O' Sullivan

David W. Goodale Trust

Hale Kauai Ltd.

Na Pali Properties

Rick & Kristin Whitworth

Peter & Rosemary Miller

Diana Albergate

Nicole Azbil

John Ferry- Bali Hai Realty

Māile Foundation

Angie Connelly

Mike Margolis through Aloha Angels

Gary Koga

Masako Koga

Heidi Low

Doug Hillman

Mary & Steven Day

Robert & Sue Doyle

Darlene & Christopher Azar 

Cindy Grover - Holo Holo Charter

Tahiti Nui Restaurant

Greg & Kristin Moyer

James & Deanna Moyes

Help us make the world a better place -  Spread a little Aloha today!