Malu Aina Annual Christmas Appeal

Annual Christmas Appeal

Dear friends,                                                                                  December 2020

Once a year we write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina, our all-volunteer organization committed to justice, peace and a living planet. What a year this has been! I hope you and your families are well amid this difficult time of a global pandemic. Stay safe! Help protect yourself, your family and friends and we’ll get through this.

2020 marks 41 years since the founding of Malu ‘Aina. Some of you have been with us from the start. Others more recently. Please know, we appreciate all of you, and are grateful for your donations of support and your volunteer hands. You are our base. To maintain our independence and critical voice, we do not seek corporate, or government funding. We started grassroots and want to stay grassroots.

We remain committed to the principle of non-violence, kapu aloha, as our guiding light. While recognizing our imperfections and shortcomings, we believe deeply that the means we use must be in line with the ends that we seek. Currently we are in transition to the next generation of leadership. With team perseverance and your support and solidarity I believe the vision of Malu ‘Aina will be carried forward for generations to come.

We continue to grow food at Malu ‘Aina to share with people in need and we have long served as an emergency food pantry. Each week we also write a new peace leaflet for widespread distribution and conduct a peace vigil at the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal Building. Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 marked 1000 consecutive weekly peace leaflets, for a vigil that started the day after Sept. 11, 2001. You can read the new weekly leaflet on our website In addition, we continue our efforts to de-militarize Hawaii and the planet and shift resources from warfare to healthcare, education, and the environment. Protecting the planet from nuclear war and climate disaster are two of the biggest challenges we face. But we also face the urgent health care crisis of this Covid 19 pandemic and all the associated unmet human needs that go with it.

We have plenty of work to do. Mahalo for your continued financial support and solidarity in the journey of protecting one another and this sacred earth –mauka to makai, from the mountains to the sea. You are a blessing and much appreciated.

With gratitude and aloha,

Jim Albertini

Donations are tax deductible if checks are made to Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 ‘Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 A Pay Pal account (Donate Button) has also been set up on our webpage at as another convenient way to make donations. Because of spammers, we have had to change the way we send out group messages now through Google. To continue to receive our weekly peace leaflets and other posts, please send me an email to with a request, or go to *Malu Aina Peace Ohana* <> and join yourself.  You can also reach us by phone (808) 966-7622. Mahalo.

Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email Visit us on the web at