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Jul 22, 2016

Chef de Cuisine Jon Matsubara of Japengo Waikiki and Chef de Cuisine Gevin Utrillo of Japengo Maui give a preview of what's to come at the Good Taste Series to benefit the kids of Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki hosts an exclusive culinary experience for wishes

Hawaii News Now

The Hyatt Regency hosts the Good Taste Culinary Competition Series, where up-and-coming talent compete to be top chef at an event to benefit wish kids of Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Chef de Cuisine Jon Matsubara of Japengo Waikiki and Chef de Cuisine Gevin Utrillo of Japengo Maui appear on Hawaii News Now for a preview of the culinary creations to come.

Jul 13, 2016

Hoosier Teen gives back after trip to Hawaii

Hoosier teen gives back to sick children after Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii


The Make-A-Wish organization grants special experiences for Hoosier children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Every month, CBS4 shares a story about a Hoosier family impacted by Make-A-Wish. When Jacobson got back from her trip, she still had money left from Make-A-Wish. Instead of spending it, she donated $800 back to the organization to help fund other children's wish experiences.

Jun 28, 2016

Chef Jared Murakawa from MW Restaurant shares recipes for Waffles for Wishes 2016.

Make-A-Wish Hosts 2nd Annual Waffles for Wishes

Hawaii News Now

Make-A-Wish Hawaii Young Leaders Board is hosting their second annual Waffle for Wishes; Ryan Kalei Tsuji is a board member, Chef Marc Urquidi and Chef Jared Murakawa are with MW Restaurant.

Jun 27, 2016

Young Leaders strike their best hero poses with wish kid Tyrell

2016 Waffles for Wishes

Honolulu Magazine

The 2nd annual Waffles for Wishes event was held at The Ward Village IBM Courtyard on Sunday, June 26. Proceeds of the ticket sales went towards wish-granting for Hawai'i keiki.

Jun 26, 2016

Make-A-Wish Hawaii serves waffles and smiles in benefit brunch

Make-A-Wish Hawaii serves waffles and smiles in benefit brunch


They were serving up waffles and wishes at the Ward Village IBM Courtyard on Sunday and one boy got them both. Restaurants and volunteers created a champagne and waffle brunch with proceeds going to support the more than 600 keiki in Hawaii.

Jun 20, 2016


Waffles for Wishes on Good Morning with KITV


We're here today to tell you about an amazing organization called Make-A-Wish Hawaii, and this fun "champagne chic" event called Waffles for Wishes coming up, hosted by the Young Leaders Board.

Jun 18, 2016

Jacksonville Boy

Make-A-Wish sending Jacksonville boy to Hawaii

CBS47 FOX 30

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is making a Jacksonville boy's dream come true: Eight-year-old Conner Bennett is going to Hawaii.

Jun 15, 2016

Waffles for Wishes

Waffles for Wishes

Honolulu Star Advertiser

Waffles and wishes will make a perfect pairing at a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Hawaii on June 26. Add bloody marys and you’re looking at a mighty fine morning in support of a good cause.

Jun 07, 2016

Scott Creel, John Michael White, Siana Hunt, Don Eovino and David Hayakawa by Anthony Consillio

30th Annual April Foolish


The Boys Bunch of Hawaii hosted its 30th annual April Foolish fundraiser; an event of music, food and fun to benefit the children of Make-A-Wish Hawaii. The 30th annual event makes this partnership the longest-standing in the Hawaii community for this wish-granting organization.

May 20, 2016

Wailuku teen Kayla receives a forever gift through Jewelers for Children.

Wailuku Girl with Brain Tumor Receives Special Gift

Maui Now

For children diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, a wish is more than just a day of happiness; it’s a lifelong reminder of support and joy in the darkest of times. For 13-year-old Wailuku girl Kayla, who is battling a brain tumor, that support will shine through a special gift that will last a lifetime.

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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii

223 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel. 808.537.3118
Fax 808.536.5566

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805

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P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 537-3118 x100