Support Us

Annual Membership

All members receive the Year in Review Newsletter and notice of the Annual General Membership Meeting. Memberships of $25 or more can receive a free recycled tote bag.

Malama O Puna is a nonprofit organization, certified under IRS code 501(c)(3). All donations and membership payments are tax-deductible.

  • Low-income individual: $10
  • Individual: $25
  • Couple: $50
  • Family: $75
  • Business: $100
  • Patron: $500
  • Life: $1000
Send checks to:

Malama O Puna
P.O. Box 1520
Pāhoa, HI 96778

Please include your mailing address, E-mail address, and phone numbers.
Recurring membership via Paypal:


One-time membership via Paypal:


Additional donations are always welcome!

You can mail us a check at the address above, or donate via Paypal.

Shirts

We have two shirt designs, printed on different color shirts and sizes in both Men’s and Women’s cuts. Prices range from $15 for tank tops and $20 for t-shirts. Visit our office in Pāhoa to see and purchase shirts.

Vanilla Beans & Plants

Cured vanilla pods

Green vanilla podsPremium large size; 8-9 inches
Price is $5.00 per bean

Includes shipping and handling, or you can drop by our Pahoa office

Will be shipped by first-class or priority mail

Organically grown in Puna, Hawai’i on an unmechanized farm

Each bean results from the individual hand-pollination of a vanilla orchid flower

Vanilla Starts – $10.00 Only within Puna, Hawai‘i
Please contact Ann (below) to arrange pick-up or drop-off.

Contact Ann at 808-965-6273 or ann.kobsa@gmail.com.
Vanilla flower

9 Reasons To Donate To Malama O Puna

  1. MOP is the ONLY environmental group focusing on ALL environmental issues in Puna District. (Some other groups only deal with geothermal development, or parks or trails. We do it all).
  2. Puna is as large as Oahu and is the fastest growing area of the state, which means we have more development issues to deal with.
  3. When we were the Puna branch of The Outdoor Circle, we did more than all the other Outdoor Circles statewide combined! And we did it on one of the smallest budgets (no paid employees – all volunteer).
  4. Therefore a gift to MOP goes a long way – your dollar has more bang for the buck.
  5. In areas such as coastal and pelagic issues (endangered marine mammals, drift nets, coral reef preservation, etc.) we lead the field. Even more so than Greenpeace Hawaii.
  6. We are not afraid to take on major projects, all of which we have successfully completed: Saved 601 old growth mango trees and got the County to reinstate the process whereby trees can be protected; Persisted until the County enacted a native forest tax bill to remove incentives to bulldoze critical habitat; Removed 400 junk cars and 100 tons of household rubbish from a coastal area; Removed 7,000 lbs. of drift net (so far) from along the Puna coast. Planted thousands and thousands of trees, Etc. etc.
  7. We are not the kind of group that only criticizes. We are not confrontational. We act as role models and set examples. We offer reasonable win-win solutions to environmental problems and concerns.
  8. We have worked successfully with County (Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Legislative Auditors office, and Council members) and State (Dept. of Land & Natural Resources, Dept. of Agriculture, Dept. of Health) and Federal (EPA, Congressional delegation, etc.) We have credibility and respect.
  9. We have partnered successfully with many other non-profits in our community.