Uncle Bobby teaching a young boy woodworking skillsA week ago someone(s) broke into the container at Heʻeia Park where Uncle Bobby stores the tools he uses to repair Hawaiian canoes and give workshops to both keiki and adults in the arts of woodworking and Polynesian canoe culture. We are very grateful to the Star Advertiser who featured this story on the home page of their online edition!

The support is rolling in and we wanted to let all of you know how grateful we are to each and everyone of you! We will be updating this page as more news comes in. Please take a moment to join our email list (at right) so we can include you in our ocean and canoe-loving ʻohana! We have a “Make Your Own Paddle” workshop coming soon in March, 2011 too.

Alana Burrows, Volunteer Board Member will be on the Mike Buck Show today at 6:07 pm; KHVH Radio 830 AM.

Listen to the Mike Buck radio interview with Puakea Foundation Board Member Alana Burrows here; sorry the introduction was not recorded! (13:40)

UPDATE: Uncle Bobby was on KHNL! Here is a direct link to the video with Uncle Bobby.

Read the full details of the Star Advertiser article by Dan Nakaso.

How to Make a Donation
* You can donate safe and secure online via PayPal; please see our Donate page for full information about how your donation is fully tax-deductible.

Here are some of the contributors who have pledged their kokua, both cash and tools:
American Savings Bank
Bill Hojnacki, Hawaii
Kent Kroeger, Seattle WA
Dan Diffenderfer
Charlie Loiselle
Reivan Zeleznik, Stamford, CT: pledged $1000 if we can raise $2000 in matching funds
John Foti, Kailua, HI
Ann Dewey, Kailua, HI
Malia Kamisugi, Honolulu, HI
Chris Keahi, Johnston, IA
Lanakila Alexander, Holly Springs, NC
Lanikai Canoe Club, Kailua, HI
Shepherd Brown, Belmont, CA
Paul Chung, Redondo Beach, CA
David Shoemaker, San Diego, CA
Matt Kaeo Caires, West Hills, CA
Emily Hawkins, Kailua, HI
Lynda Murakami, Honolulu, HI
Sharon Ziegler, Papaikou, HI
Mr. Kaneshiro, Hawaii
Mr. Sanchez, Hawaii
Mr. Roger Lau, Hawaii
Jane Lipp, Kailua, HI