Zippy’s Says MAHALO to Five Hawaii Nonprofits in May April 22, 2024

Zippy’s Says MAHALO to Five Hawaii Nonprofits in May April 22, 2024

HONOLULU, HI, APRIL 22, 2024 – May is the dedicated month Zippy’s has chosen to celebrate the communities they serve. Zippy’s annual “Mahalo May” campaign kicks off on Monday, April 29th. “Mahalo May,” is a month where Zippy’s gives special thanks to nine total local non-profit organizations–five non-profits in Hawaii and four in Las Vegas that are dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of the Hawaii and Las Vegas communities. Each week a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Kokua Pac will be donated to each selected organization during their respective week. The five Hawaii organizations and their designated weeks are:

Week 1, April 29-May 5: Partners in Development Foundation 

Partners in Development Foundation draws on ʻike kupuna (ancestral wisdom) and knowledge, to meet the current challenges facing Hawaiʻi. They serve the needs of young keiki, their caregivers, and economically vulnerable youth and families in the Hawaiian community to overcome systematic disparities and historical trauma. Their programs are guided by time-tested values and practices that honor people and place in caring for our islands and communities. 

Week 2, May 6-12: Hawaii Chamber Music Festival  

Hawaii Chamber Music Festival is dedicated to lifting the hearts and talents of Hawaii’s incredible youth musicians through positive mentorship and musicianship. World class classical artists collaborate with Hawaii’s most talented youth to provide a world-class learning and listening experience for all. 

Week 3, May 13-19: Hale Makua Health Services 

Hale Makua is devoted to helping Maui’s elders live their best lives. Hale Makua believes in helping Maui’s frail elderly and disabled individuals live vibrant, fulfilling lives in their care homes and within the community. This is another way that Zippy’s is assisting Maui’s on-going rebuilding efforts. 

Week 4, May 20-26: Aloha Diaper Bank 

Diaper need is a growing concern in the U.S. as one in two families struggle to afford enough diapers, leaving infants vulnerable to health risks. Moreover, three in five parents miss work or school due to diaper expenses, affecting their access to childcare services. No government assistance program pays for diapers. Aloha Diaper Bank’s mission is to address this issue, ensuring every child has access to clean diapers, promoting their well-being, and supporting parents in providing a healthy environment for their little ones.   

Week 5, May 27-June 2: HUGS (Help, Understanding, and Group Support) 

HUGS is a nonprofit organization providing emotional and financial support to Hawaii families with children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening diagnosis. 

The Kokua Pac consists of Zippy’s famous, Korean fried chicken, Portuguese sausage, half a red-hot dog, and one slice of SPAM, all over a bed of white rice, and costs $10.50 for takeout in Honolulu and Las Vegas.  

About Zippy’s Restaurants: 

Brothers Francis and Charles Higa founded Zippy’s Restaurants more than 58 years ago on South King Street in urban Honolulu. With twenty-three locations across Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island – and now in Las Vegas – Zippy’s is a beloved island institution. Zippy’s is a unique three-in-one concept: locations are a combination of fast-casual take-out service; a casual full-service dine-in restaurant; and a convenient retail bakery. Many Zippy’s locations are open until late at night, serving the comfort foods of Hawaii in a family-friendly atmosphere. More information is available at

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Jessica Yamamoto 

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