Every flip-flop, apparel, bag, bikini, phone case, or home decor items sold in our ALOHA shop, we donate $5 dollars to our local community, charities, artists and nonprofit organizations. We want to help the locals dealing with the Natural disasters, the Volcano Pele in the Big Island and every one affected by the Hurricane Lane in the Hawaiian Islands. The homeless in front of Foodland. Then, give the money back to our North Shore Lifeguards Association and water security. In the future, we will expand to other lifeguards stations in Hawai'i and around the world. We want help places that protect children and women against drug abuse and prostitution. Believe it or not, its a big issue in Hawai'i. We'll help the animals, the ocean, and our planet. Our goal is to meet with different charities, nonprofits organization, community locals and clubs that have a similar vision, so we can donate and give back as well.
Every item sold in the ALOHA shop online, we'll donate local charities, nonprofits organizations that help protect our planet, animals, the ocean and our local community.
Why are you doing this? Why not?
If every person, would do one thing a day to help their neighbor, a friend, the community, mother nature, a stranger or donate time or money to help others… the world would be a better place, there’s enough for everyone. Plus you always feel good, it gives you that warm & fuzzy feeling inside, you forget all your worries, you feel better and you get back double in return. You might be thinking to yourself... are you serious? Yes, It’s that simple and easy!
Imagine if every business or store would do the same? Donate a percentage of their profit to help the local community? They will probably sell more, get more customers and be able to sleep better at night, thinking I gave back today, I did something good, towards the light.
Companies like Shell or Amazon, they trademarked the name of a forest in Brazil. So, you would think part of their profit should go back to the Amazon people, to help protect the forest right? Or Shell could donate some profits to help protect our ocean, seashells, fish, whales in Hawai'i, Alaska, California or to help protect the Great Barrier Reef? Makes sense, but the current reality is completely different!! How about Universal? Or Lions Gate? Sea World? I'm sure you've seen the news about this Chicago company wanting to trademark Aloha Poke! Are you serious? He should be donating part of his profit back into Hawai'i and to help protect the ocean and animals. He probably doesn't even know the meaning of Aloha!
Obviously, there are companies and organizations that help already. We want to feature them, so we can support them back, and to make it easier for locals to access charities, associations, and communities to reach out when they need help as well. Mental illness, depression, loneliness, hunger, abuse are major issues that need our attention and we hear over and over kids taking their life or didn’t reach out to anyone. If we take the focus out of ourselves for just one hour a day, look around, get off our phones, talk to people, or just smile at a stranger, we could be helping saving lives as well.
We can all be legends! There are plenty of silent heroes in our community already. They help because they love giving back and helping others. So I want to feature them on the Aloha Bubble, starting with the North Shore, and eventually expanding to other areas, islands and countries. North Shore has a ridiculously higher number of legends, from the Surf community to local Hawaiians, Kahunas, musicians, artists, photographers, the lifeguards and more. Just about every person I met on the North Shore was a legend or knows one. These are people that help invent surf, from shaping boards, surfers, and lifeguards saving thousands of lives, to locals that live and breath with the Aloha Spirit! To name a few, Eddie Aikau is a name you hear a lot around here, there are stickers that say “Eddie Would Go” and a surf completion in memory of Eddie Aikau, the Hawaiian lifeguard that saved thousands of lives from the big waves on the North Shore.
You know that song… "You'll be keeping my legend alive", by the roots. Or the movie coco, from Disney? Every time you have a thought or remember that person, you give them Mana. You send them good vibes and Aloha. You smile when their name pops up in your head. Sometimes that memory is very faded, or almost forgotten(?)
I mean, I don’t carry a photo of everyone I love with me at all times, it's in my heart. Sometimes I have to pause and reflect to remember all the legends in my life. So, I want to create daily gratitude Videos, from all the legends in my book. Plus, I get to remind them, how awesome they really are and a difference they made in my life.
We tend to forget and be too hard on ourselves or neglect the elders that feel lonely or lose another brother to depression or mental illness. That's why is so important to reach out to our loved ones and remind them how special they are, or what a positive impact they had in your life. We are all humans, we have our sides, just like the moon, sometimes we are awesome and sometimes, we have room to improve. The Aloha Bubble Video Challenge is all about focusing on that love, respect, trust or great memory you have of that person that made a difference in your life. We are so disconnected these days with all that technology, that we need to start looking around and helping one another. You can make a difference in someone's life, by sending them some aloha and sharing why they are legends in your book. It will give them strength and probably make their day!
Legends are living silent heroes or people, places that give you energy. Animals, Divine, God, Mother Nature, plants and more. You can have anything and everything be a legend in your book because its all about the energy, as well as ALOHA and Mana.