Okinawan Festival

Giving to the Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA)


The Hawaii United Okinawa Association is recognized by the IRS as a Section 501(c)(3)

non-profit organization.  Gifts qualify as charitable contributions.



Annual Giving

"Preserving Our Legacy"


Annual gifts to the Hawaii United Okinawa Association help to support ongoing programs like sanshin, taiko, Uchinaaguchi, ichigo ichie, and ikebana classes, Children’s Cultural Day Camp, international student exchanges, visits by Okinawa prefectural and municipal government officials,  and Okinawan music, dance and theatrical presentations.  Your gift will also help to preserve the Hawaii Okinawa Center (HOC) and its multi-purpose ballroom/theatre, cultural gallery, resource center and Okinawan style gardens that are open to the public.  Help us to share Okinawan culture and our facilities with all people by including us in your annual charitable gifting.

For more information about Preserving Our Legacy or to make a tax deductible donation, please contact Jon Itomura, Executive Director at 808-676-5400 or


 Donation Form    or    Donate Online


Capital Campaign

"Ikuyu Madin"


The Hawaii Okinawa Plaza located directly across the Hawaii Okinawa Center is now open for business! The two-story 16,000 square foot building opened its doors in late 2019 and is now the home to five new tenants. This accomplishment took years in the making and would not have been possible without the help and support of the over 1,200 donors in Hawaii and Okinawa. To all of our donors, we say, Thank You! Ippee Nifee Deebiru!

Rental income from the Plaza will go to the Hawaii United Okinawa Association to support its many cultural programs as well as the upkeep and capital improvements of the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Although the Plaza is open for business, donations are still needed and greatly appreciated. Help us to ensure the success of the Hawaii Okinawa Plaza and secure our future by donating to the HUOA Capital Campaign, "Ikuyu Madin".

For more information about Ikuyu Madin Campaign or to make a tax deductible donation, please contact Jon Itomura, Executive Director at 808-676-5400 or


Genealogy Database


Your contribution goes towards supporting the mission of the Okinawan Genealogy Society of Hawaii (OGSH) to encourage and support Okinawans in their search for family histories and lineage and to document their findings.

Your gift will enable OGSH to continue and expand existing products that support this endeavor through our database enhancements and improvements, our Short Story books for documentation of the histories and our participation at events and venues that enhances community awareness of the tools available to them to research their ancestral records.

Your gift also enables OGSH to participate in outreaches to share our knowledge and to strengthen Okinawan relational ties both locally, nationally and globally.



Donate Your Car through Kokua In Kind


Kokua In Kind


Donate your car with Kokua In Kind, a car exchange service that will take your old car and resell it.  Proceeds from the sale less fees will be a donation to HUOA!  And yes, this is a tax deductible gift. You will receive a letter from HUOA once we are notified.  You don’t have to be an HUOA club member to donate.  Encourage your family, friends and co-workers who are considering donating their vehicle to go to Kokua In Kind to benefit HUOA.  Our first donor was our very own 2009 HUOA President, Ford Chinen!  Visit for more information.



Shop Online Via & Search Via


Shop at your favorite online stores by clicking on a link from GoodShop and GoodSearch & the merchant will donate a % of your shopping to HUOA! Go to to start shopping! GoodShop


Do you shop online often? Did you know that your shopping can earn funds for HUOA? Yes, through GoodShop, you can raise money for HUOA by selecting Hawaii United Okinawa Association in the Who Do You Support section, then select your online retailer of choice. You can earn from 0.5% to 35% of your total purchase for HUOA! There is no cost to you, the retailer has an agreement with GoodShop to donate a percentage of sales. So, shop away and help us raise funds for HUOA!


For those that love surfing the web, there is, a Yahoo! search engine that will donate one penny per search you make.  Last year, we earned 1.3 cents per search! Both opportunities to surf and shop are FREE – no charges or user fees are collected.