Happy Holidays Nanawale

December 2020


What's Happening

This Month

Family Dog Christmas Photo Contest


Post your Family photos featuring your dog on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM using the hashtag #ncaxmas 

Photos must be posted to social media by Thursday, December 17th @ 12pm

Winners will be contacted and chosen on Thursday afternoon, December 17th 

3 WINNERS will receive a Doggie Goodie bag courtesy of Pahoa Animal Hospital

Ohana Christmas Week

There is so much fun and great things happening in our community this week.

We are having a Keiki Gift Pack Registration for Friday's Distribution and Christmas Family Photo contest.

We have our monthly food pantry on Thursday, December 17th at 11am, our final Feed the People and Panchos Dinner distrihution on Friday, December 18th beginning at 11am.

Friday will also feature a drive thru Keiki Christmas Gift Pack distribution this holiday season.

Keiki Christmas Gift Pack Online Registration 

In partnership with @vibranthawaii Nanawale Community Association, along with Kanaka Ha'aheo received funds from the County of Hawai'i CARES grant to provide this amazing gift opportunity to the keiki of Puna.

We have a limited amount of gift packs to give away. Please be sure to read all information upon registering. Gift packs are available for ages 5 years old to 17 years old only. Donations of toys and other goodies maybe possible hazards to an infant. We want to make sure everyone is safe this Christmas.


Please register to reserve your keiki gift pack here.


Special Mahalos to Ashley Kierkiewicz and the Vibrant Hub team for providing this opportunity. Most of all thank you to the hard working group of Kanaka Ha"aheo for making all this possible.


#vibehi #vibranthawaii #cohCARES


Check out Vibranthawaii.org for more information about our mission and goals for a resilient HAWAI'I.


Visit our community affiliates page for more information on Kanaka Ha'aheo and Nanawale community programs.

This year due to the pandemic, NCA has decided not to do their annual Holiday Event. However to celebrate the holiday season NCA in partnership with Vibrant Hawaii will be giving out Keiki Gift Packs to the community on Friday, December 18th from 11am to 1pm.

For Keiki aged 5yrs to 17yrs

"LIKE" Kanaka Ha'aheo on Facebook to receive updates and to be eligible to WIN the Family Gift Basket. You will also receive notifications from Kanaka Ha'aheo for events, programs and food distribution dates.


Visit The Pahoa Sunday Farmer's Market located at The Pahoa District Skate Park

Look for the KANAKA HA'AHEO banner closer to the restrooms

Sunday, December 6th            8am to 1pm

Sunday, December 13th           8am to 1pm

** Please bring ID and Medical card  to verify child's name and birthdates **

Those who sign-up their keiki for Keiki Packs will be entered to win a Gift Basket courtesy of NCA, Kanaka Ha'aheo and local businesses in Pahoa.


Basket will include various products like food basket, keiki activities, family activities, gift cards from local businesses like Kohala Coffee Company and L&L Drive Inn and more....

Family Christmas Gift Baskets

For the last three Sundays Kanaka Ha'aheo had been taking children's names for the Christmas Keiki Gift Packs. The families that registered at the Farmers Market will receive special gift packs. These gift packs will be filled with special items and goodies.


Upon registering, families are automatically entered to WIN one of 3 Family Christmas Gift Baskets. These baskets contain goodies courtesy of Vibrant Hawaii, NCA, Kanaka Ha'aheo, Keiki Heroes and local businesses.

Winners will be chosen, announced and contacted on Thursday, December 17th

Thank you to Kohala Coffee Company, Pahoa Animal Hospital, Coco Cantina, Kanaka Ha'aheo and Vibrant Hawaii for your generous donations to our Familly Christmas Gift Baskets. 

Sunday Farmer's Market Registration

December 2020   NCA Calendar

Important Dates:

Department of Education Learning Lab Monday & Wednesdays: (8am - 2pm)

Vibrant Hub Enrichment Activities Kindergarten & First Grade Fun with Aunty Cheyenne (12pm - 3pm)

3-D Printing program (Xmas Cards & Crafts)

Thursday, December 10th

Feed the People Fridays (11am - 1pm)

Vibrant Hawaii Resilience Hub Fridays - Pancho's Tacos Fridays (1pm until supplies run out)


Kanaka Ha'aheo Food Pantry

Thursday, December 17th @ 11am


Christmas Day

Friday, December 25th, 2020

Pahoa Sunday Farmer's Market

7am - 2pm

Pahoa Skate Park

Keiki Christmas Gift Pack Sign-up

Kanaka Ha'aheo Tent 8am - 1pm

Sunday, December 6th

Sunday, December 13th

Vibrant Hawaii

Nanawale Resilience Hub

Pancho's Tacos Fridays

We only have a few more Fridays left in Nanawale for this great program made possible by Vibrant Hawaii and the County of Hawaii's CARES Act Grant 

Friday, December 4th at 1pm,

Friday, December 11th at 1pm


Friday, December 18th at 1pm

It's Cold Outside...

In the early morning.... you are not mistaken. At the longhouse it ranges 63 - 64 degrees at 7:45am.

By 9:30am, the temperature defrosts to 87 degrees.

Please call (808) 965-8688 to make a pool appointment.

Pool is open by appointment on

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

10am - 3pm

- Masks must be worn upon checking in at the gate.

- Sunbathing or Loitering is not allowed


Happy Holidays Nanawale

December 2020