Puunene, Hawaii – (8/3/23) – In the spirit of compassion and unity, Maui Humane Society is thrilled to announce the Concert for Hope, a heartfelt fundraiser co-presented in partnership with Mana’o Radio, taking place at The Altitude Deck on Saturday, August 19. 100% of proceeds will support Maui Humane Society’s Hope Fund, which provides advanced life saving surgeries and procedures for Maui’s homeless animals.

Everyday, stray and surrendered animals arrive at Maui Humane Society injured, neglected and in desperate need of veterinary care. Maui Humane Society accepts these animals with open arms and open hearts. The Hope Fund was created to give homeless animals the advanced medical attention they need in order to become healthy and get adopted. Most animal shelters only provide basic services, but Maui Humane Society goes above and beyond because every animal deserves a second chance. The special part about the Hope Fund is that it is 100% donor funded. 

“Mana’o Radio is honored to partner with Maui Humane Society to support their cause of providing life saving surgeries for homeless dogs and cats,” stated Michael Elam, Board President and Development Director of Mana’o Radio. “This live music fundraiser goes hand in paw with Mana’o Radio’s mission as a community radio station: to bring people together in a shared love for music to benefit our Maui community.”

With Maui Humane Society’s current overpopulation crisis, the Hope Fund desperately needs donations, as the Hope Fund is entirely donor funded. The organization has 30 animals on the waiting list for surgery and every day new emergency situations pop up requiring advanced care.

“The Hope Fund, powered entirely by the generosity of our community, plays a vital role in the lifesaving work carried out by our dedicated veterinary staff. It provides a lifeline for animals facing medical challenges, granting them a chance at a brighter tomorrow,” stated Dr. Lisa Labrecque, Chief Executive Officer of Maui Humane Society. “Through the Hope Fund, our team can perform essential surgeries and critical procedures, turning tales of hardship into inspiring tales of survival and triumph.”

As the Hope Fund relies solely on the goodwill of the community, Maui Humane Society encourages everyone to rally behind this meaningful cause. To purchase tickets or learn more about the Concert for Hope, please visit https://www.mauihumanesociety.org/hopeconcert. For those unable to attend, donations can be made directly to the Hope Fund on our website, https://www.mauihumanesociety.org/donate.


About Maui Humane Society: 
Maui Humane Society is the island’s only open admission shelter, accepting all animals in need. The  organization cares for over 4900 animals a year. The shelter has a robust foster and volunteer program,  transfers hundreds of animals through Wings of Aloha flights to adoption-guaranteed homes, practices  TNR as a humane method of reducing the community cat population and provides food and supplies at  no cost to disadvantaged pet owners through the 4EverPets community outreach program. Visit  http://www.mauihumanesociety.org for more information.

About Mana’o Radio: 
Mana’o Radio is Maui’s only independent, all volunteer commercial-free radio station, broadcasting 24/7 at KMNO 91.7FM and streaming worldwide at www.manaoradio.com. Its mission is to enrich the island/global community by bringing people together in a shared love of music. The station is celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2023. For more information, visit www.ManaoRadio.com or connect on Instagram or Facebook.