To help, to serve, to "Kokua" is a big part of the
concept of Aloha in Hawaii. Here at Meherdham, there are
several ways you can kokua - though donation, through purchase of
fundraising items (as this expands in the future), but most
especially, by volunteering your services and expertise. At
Meherdham, there is always something that needs doing - or even
Besides financing, one of biggest challenges to developing a Center
on Molokai is the constant struggle to obtain necessary materials
and skilled workers who can see a project through. To date, a
few dedicated friends and helpers have been of invaluable
assistance. Most projects have been financed by Shirley Alapa on her
As a volunteer, airfare is your main expense. You are welcome to stay on the
property in current facilities, or tents.
Most needed are those with building
skills, electrical and plumbing know-how, those with strong backs
who can shovel/hammer/saw, pour cement etc. and those with interest
and skills in assisting with extension of water systems, planting
and plant care. Ultimately needed is a live-in full time care-taker and
To find out more about how you can volunteer, email Shirley Alapa at
Of course, your donations are welcome too.
Please make checks out to Meherdham Hawaii and mail to:
P. O. Box 503,
Hoolehua, HI 96729
(Unfortunately, donations are not
tax deductible at this time.)
Meher Baba in Hawaii placemats
Originally designed for a party given to honor Dara and Amrit Irani,
8 designs depict Meher Baba in relation to Hawaiian themes including
tropical flora and fauna, Meherdham and Molokai. E-mail
Hawaiian astrology greeting cards.
Boxed as sets of blank cards, one for each
month, or as birthday cards. Sold individually commercially
throughout Hawaii, there cards were designed by Stan Alapa and
include astrological descriptions given to him as a gift by
Murshida Ivy Duce. The back of each card includes an explanation
of Hawaiian astrology written by Stan. E-mail Shirley at
Mahalo Nui Loa for your kokua.
(Big thank you for your help).