Visitor Industry Charity Walk raises $2.2 million, including $1.05 million in Maui County
The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association announced today that the 43rdapprox Visitor Industry Charity Walk raised $2.2 million to be distributed to local nonprofit organizations.
More than 5,000 people across the state took part in this year’s charity walk, which took place simultaneously in four counties on August 20. It was the organization’s first personal charity walk since 2019.
“Although there has been some uncertainty surrounding the Charity Walk this year, we are pleased to see that the Aloha spirit remains strong in our community,” said HLTA President and CEO Mufi Hannemann. “To surpass $2 million in our first year back to a live event is amazing and it really speaks to how important Charity Walk is to so many people.”
43approx Visitor Industry Charity Walk Fundraising Totals by County
“Maui took the lead again with a strong performance, raising just over a million dollars this year. Kudos are also due for the Garden Isle for an amazing charity walk cycle that raised $456,000. And a hearty round of applause to Hawaii Island and O’ahu for their efforts in raising over $350,000 each,” said Hannemann.
Hannemann thanked everyone who helped, volunteered, walked and helped in any way to make the Charity Walk possible. “This is the local tourism industry’s way of showing our appreciation to our community and we are grateful to have this opportunity again.”
The Hawai’i Lodging & Tourism Association is the state’s oldest and largest private organization representing hotels, condominiums, timeshares, other lodging businesses, suppliers and related businesses and individuals related to tourism. HLTA is dedicated to supporting the hospitality industry through education, policy, and membership benefits, and to raising awareness of its contributions across the state.
Organizers note that donations are still coming in, resulting in adjusted totals to previously reported amounts.
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