Your Purchase Gives back


A Little Aloha Goes A Long Way

At Shaka Guide, we believe in supporting local organizations - the ones that are working to keep beaches clean, preserve native plants and animals, and pass down stories from generations ago. That’s why we take a portion of your purchase and donate it to nonprofits.

Here’s how it works - you’ll make a purchase, then get a confirmation email. From there, you’ll be directed to select the nonprofit of your choice and we’ll make the donation! Check out the nonprofits we’re supporting this year below! 




Friends of Haleakala National Park

The mission of the Friends of Haleakala National Park is to assist the park and the National Park Service to achieve the purposes and goals for which they were established: to preserve Haleakala's unique ecosystems, scenic character, and associated Native Hawaiian cultural and spiritual resources. 



Hana Cultural Center & Museum

Established by kupuna (wise elders) to perpetuate the traditional way of life of Hana and to honor the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance, Hana Culural Center & Museum houses ancient artifacts including Hawaiian quilt, poi boards, stone implements, Polynesian kapa, fish nets and hooks. Visiting the Hāna Cultural Center takes you even further into Hawai'i's storied past.



Kauai Historical Society

Kauai Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate the oral, written and pictorial history of Kauai County and to educate ourselves and the public about the history and cultures of Kauai and Niihau.



Kokee Natural History Museum

Kōkeʻe Museum is the spot to plan hikes and the rest of your park visit. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers are happy to help you decide on the trail(s) for you and advise you of current conditions and hazards.

Visitors and Kauai residents love Kōke‘e Museum Shop for its extensive selection of Hawaiian books, fine local craft and art, and exclusive gift items like Ni‘ihau Shell jewelry. 

All museum profits and donations support the museum and educational activities.



West Kauai Visitor Center

In 1999, the West Kaua`i Technology and Visitor Center located in Waimea was dedicated; to tell the story of West Kaua`i and to celebrate its diversity. Providing a glimpse of its culture, history and people. The program was initially directed to visitors. It was subsequently expanded to provide a Hawaiian cultural base as a resource for local families, school children, individuals, teachers, and the community at large, as well as visitors.



Friends of Volcanoes National Park

Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (FHVNP) is a non-profit organization with members worldwide who have experienced the wonder and power of the park’s living volcanoes. In Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, friends and visitors can walk on new lava fields, hike through ancient rainforests, see plants and animals found nowhere else on earth, and learn to respect and celebrate the culture and traditions of Hawai‘i’ s indigenous people. Their mission is ‘Ike honua – Value of place. They support the National Park Service in the protection, preservation, and interpretation of the natural and cultural resources at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park for the enjoyment of current and future generations.



Kona Historical Society

The Kona Historical Society works to preserve the history of Kona to enrich, inspire, and inform their community and visitors. They fulfill their mission to collect, preserve, and share Kona’s stories and unique sense of place through many of their programs, both online and in-person. Many of these programs are free to visitors and students.



Malama Na Honu

The mission of Malama Na Honu is to protect Hawaiian sea turtles through education, public awareness and conservation — all in the Spirit of Aloha. The organization is made up of over 95 dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer “Honu Guardians” who are on the beach every day of the year to prevent intentional and inadvertent harassment of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles as they bask peacefully on the beach and to provide educational outreach to the public by imparting facts about the turtles, explaining their behaviors and creating an awareness of the ongoing need to protect this “threatened” species.



The Friends of Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace is a powerful symbol of Hawaii's past and its future. It is the mission of the Friends of Iolani Palace to preserve, restore, and protect this wahi pana (celebrated place) for local residents and people from around the world. By sharing, they perpetuate the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom through this living restoration known as Iolani Palace. 



Maui Historical Society

Maui Historical Society is committed to preserving and sharing Maui’s History with our local community and those abroad. They promote community involvement by collaborating with organizations that share and support their vision.
Cultural events are hosted throughout the year including Moonlight Mele — a benefit concert series dedicated to preserving Hawaiian Music — and Lei Day Heritage Festival — celebrating the traditional art of lei making. They work with individuals and organizations to create special exhibitions for all to enjoy. 



Maui Invasive Species Committee

The Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) is a project of the University of Hawaiʻi- Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. The committee is a voluntary partnership of government, private and non-profit organizations, and concerned individuals working to prevent, control, or eliminate the most threatening invasive plant and animal species to protect Maui’s watersheds, ecological resources, agriculture, and community.



Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is a grassroots, local nonprofit organization run by a small team of dedicated staff and supported by passionate volunteers. They inspire local communities to care for their coastlines through fun, hands-on beach cleanups. They also coordinate educational programs, team building corporate cleanups, waste diversion services, public awareness campaigns, and help others organize their own beach cleanups.



Hawaii Foodbank

The people of Hawaii are one ʻohana. Hawaii Foodbank provides food so that no one in Hawaii's family goes hungry. They work to gather food and support from their communities then distribute food through charitable agencies to those in need. The mission of Hawaii Foodbank is from the heart, and they will fulfill it with integrity, humanity, and aloha.



Hawaii Wildlife Fund

Hawaii Wildlife Fund (HWF) protects native species and habitats and provides environmental education opportunities for their community members and visitors. HWF’s mission is to protect native wildlife, focusing on coastal and marine wildlife species across Hawaiʻi, including the hawksbill sea turtle (honuʻea) and the Hawaiian green sea turtle (honu), and many other finned, feathered, flippered, and plant friends. They engage and inspire their communities' keiki (kids) and volunteers in education, outreach, marine debris removal, conservation, research, and advocacy campaigns to keep Hawaiʻi alive and wild.



Hawaiian Monk Seal Preservation Ohana

For over 10 years, the Hawaiian Monk Seal Preservation Ohana or HMSPO has been in existence as a volunteer organization that 1) provides education and outreach to Oahu’s communities about the species and 2) cares for, protects, and responds to the needs of Oahu’s Hawaiian Monk Seals. HMSPO works closely with other monk seal organizations both on Oahu and the neighboring Hawaiian Islands as well as NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) the overarching federal agency that oversees the needs and governance of Hawaii’s monk seal Ohana.




Travel2change aims to connect travelers with local communities that provide fun activities that directly give back to the environment and cultural traditions — allowing travelers to pursue their passions while benefiting the places they visit. At travel2change they believe that by exploring the world, we can better it.



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National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation is the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. It works to protect wildlife and park lands, preserve history and culture, educate and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of parks. It strives to ensure that all people are welcome and able to discover their own personal connections to parks.