Laulima Telethon, To bring together many hands to bless those who struggle

Thursday, December 14th 2023
In concert with our media partner KHON2 and the CW. Hosted by Kelly Simek

The Laulima Giving Program Telethon is the program’s final fundraising campaign event for the year.

Taking place in the beginning of December, Keiki O Ka ‘Aina and local business volunteers collect credit card and/or check donations via phone. You can help a family in need during the holiday season by picking up your phone. No donation is too small.

Hosted by our broadcast media partner, KHON2, the telethon will be seen statewide on KHON2 & CW in the morning – from 4:30 am to 10 am – and then again in the afternoon – from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Kelly Simek and Lance,

“the Laulima elf,” bring so much energy to the airwaves, interviewing generous donors of hotel stay-cations, retail, and restaurant gift cards, sharing heartfelt Laulima stories, introducing fabulous entertainers, and reminding the engaged viewers how to make their credit card donations.

The donations collected will give a hand-up to local keiki, kupuna, and `ohana who are struggling statewide.


To bring together many hands to bless
those who are struggling statewide.

We are blessed to share that our donation total for 2022 surpassed $130,K
It was our highest donation total of all.

The Laulima Giving Program depends solely on the kind generosity of our local community. The work that we do would not be possible without you.

Mahalo Nui

Mahalo Nui Loa

Special Thanks To

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is deeply committed to preserving Oahu’s land, ocean, and culture. Together with the community, guests, and local non-profit organizations, they believe it is all of our kuleana to work together toward preserving our island home for generations to come.

They heart is always to help other. Since many years, we feel blessed to work with The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Our mission is to make our islands to a better place. 

Laulima Makana Tree

Each year, The Kahala Hotel & Resort displays a ‘Laulima Angel Tree’ in the lobby. Any employee or guest is welcome to pick up an angel ornament. They can donate as many unwrapped toys and gift cards for the keiki on their designated angel ornament. Last season, we were able to gift 75 keiki with a presents.

Joe Ibarra

Vice President of Resorttrust Hawai’i and General Manager of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

ʻIke aku, ʻike mai, kōkua aku, kōkua mai; pela iho la ka nohona ʻohana. (Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family) ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, 1200.

Mahalo to The Laulima Giving Program to support our ʻohana in Hawaiʻi.

We are grateful and honored for the opportunity to be a part of this community’s support system.

The Grand Naniloa Resort generously donated a staycation for our Laulima Telethon 2022.

Scott Pauli

General Manager Grand Naniloa Resort

“The Laulima Giving Program is important to Hawai`i, making it important to us, as well. Whether it’s taking care of local people or people from around the world, our core mission is to serve. Like the Laulima Giving Program, we love to improve people’s lives.” 

Our Host

Kelly Simek

Kelly Simek has hosted our Laulima Telethon on Khon2 since 2022. She immediately  stole our hearts and the hearts of our audience. She quickly became an important part of our team. 

With her vibrant and joyful vibe she guides our audience through the show perfectly represents our mission “No task is too big, when done together by all.” We are only as good as our community is and depend on the generosity and kindness of each of you. 

We Need You!

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Please Support Us

As a non-profit, Laulima depends solely upon the kind and generous donations from the local business communities. It receives no other type of funding.

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