Santa Gets Shaved at Kapalua Spa!
Santa Gets Shaved at Kapalua Spa!
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii (December 28, 2012) -- Santa got a post holiday makeover today at Kapalua Spa’s new Barber Shop. Santa had promised he would shave his beard IF the Kapalua Spa were able to raise at least $1,000 for The Maui Farm “Angels of Aloha” holiday program. The Maui Farm Angels of Aloha Holiday Program provides gifts for children, youth and families who reside at The Maui Farm and participate in the agency’s Family Strengthening and Independent Living Programs.
The Spa was able to raise $1,500! “Santa” is actually The Kapalua Villas Service Maintenance Department Lead, Lonnie Biddix, who plays the part of Santa every year for the Kapalua Villas staff.
“Santa” is OK shaving his beard because he now has 364 days to grow the beard back in time for next Christmas!
Cecilia Hercik, Kapalua Spa Director, came up with idea in conjunction with The Kapalua Villas who has Lonnie play Santa every year. The Spa is launching a new “Barber Service” and thought this would be a fun and creative way to get the word out about this new offering after hearing about this humble yet worthy charity. “I got inspired about helping this charity when I heard about Maui Farm’s teaching less fortunate family’s important life skills. Enlightening family’s with the skills to become self sufficient and provide for their Ohana, is something that is close to my heart. Therefore, we decided to create a fundraiser, by using our brand new barber shop and a little help from Santa, I knew this would be a fun event while raising money for this great cause.” said Cecilia.
A special thank you goes to local company Maui Toy Works provided 25% off toy purchases for the charity.
About Kapalua Spa
Located in world-renowned Kapalua Resort, Kapalua Spa is designed to immerse you in the glories of nature and engage you in ultimate Maui wellness. Voted as 2012 “Best Destination Spa in the United States” by the World Luxury Awards, the 45,000 square foot three-story spa perfectly integrates a peaceful Mauka (mountain) to Makai (ocean) experience with both traditional and contemporary products and services. Natural materials, inspiring accents and indigenous plants have been carefully selected to provide an elegant, customized and enlightening journey found nowhere else in Hawai’i. At our one-of-a kind luxurious wellness facility, guests are embraced by treasures from the mountains, bounty from the ocean and the graciousness of Hawaiian hospitality. Facilities include indoor / outdoor treatment areas, outdoor hydrotherapy circuit, salt water infinity pool and sunning deck, state-of-the art Fitness Center & Movement Studio, Spa Café, Spa Boutique and Beauty Salon. For more information on Kapalua Spa, visit kapalua.com or call 1-866-941-KSPA/808-665-8282.
About The Maui Farm:
The Maui Farm is a community-based nonprofit organization providing farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living. We offer services in a safe neighborhood setting, where individuals and families are nurtured to develop their full potential.
The Residential Programs are provided in housing located at The Maui Farm campus in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii:
· Family Strengthening Program provides short-term housing, parenting support, and life skills training for families who are homeless due to domestic violence and other economic challenges.
· Independent Living Program provides housing and an array of services for young women ages 17 – 22 who are involved with the state’s juvenile justice or child welfare systems.
The Farm-based Programs for the Community provide values training and skills training through hands-on activities in sustainable agriculture offered in an educational farm environment:
· School and Community Gardens: The Maui Farm is a teaching farm offering educational field trips and training for students, parents, teachers, volunteers, and community members.
· Employment and Training: The Maui Farm offers educational internships and job skills training in sustainable agriculture, plant nursery work, and grounds/facilities maintenance.
· Friends of The Maui Farm Volunteer Program: Individuals and groups support our work while participating in educational activities that are beneficial for participants and The Maui Farm.
A community-based non-profit organization providing farm-based, family-centered programs that teach the essential life skills for self-sufficient living.
Maui Farm also provides residential programs for homeless due to domestic violence and other economic factors as well as independent living programs for females 17-22 who are transitioning from states welfare system and juvenile justice system and are at risk for being homeless.
The Maui Farm also provides farm-based educational programs for the community who don’t live at The Maui Farm through educational/hands-on activities and positive experiences with people, plants and animals.
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