Pacific Whale Foundation announces ‘Welcome Home the Whales 2022’
Marine conservation nonprofit partners with Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery
to host fundraiser in Upcountry Maui. Presented in partnership with Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Welcome Home the Whales celebrates the annual return of humpback whales to Maui Nui waters with an in-person fundraising event Nov. 17 and an online auction, which begins 4 Nov. , both benefiting ocean conservation nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF).
Hosted at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery’s stunning Kula location in Upcountry Maui, the benefit event will help raise necessary funds for PWF’s Research, Education and Conservation programs working to protect marine wildlife locally and around the globe. To participate, simply dine at Ocean Vodka any time between 4–7pm HST on 17 Nov. In addition to donating 10 percent of all purchased food and drink revenue from this event, Ocean Vodka owner Shay Smith will present the nonprofit with a check representing a USD 50,000 donation in support of PWF’s ongoing conservation efforts.
Individuals also can support Welcome Home the Whales and PWF’s conservation work through the nonprofit’s online auction 4–14 Nov.. This popular 10-day shopping bonanza invites guests to bid on a variety of unique items, such as a gift certificate from Maui’s Paia Inn, ocean artivist Janina Rossiter original artwork, PacWhale Eco-Adventures cruises and so much more, all featured on the auction page of the PWF website. Proceeds from online auction sales help PWF advance its mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship.