On May 21st from 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM, members of the Society of Young Leaders volunteered with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association for the Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Oahu. We met at Ala Moana to help with the checking in process.
In 1974, the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association sponsored a “Superwalk” to benefit one major charitable organization. In 1978, the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association members voted to extend the reach of support offered by the walk’s fund-raising capability, the Visitor Industry Charity Walk is the result of this decision. All of Hawai‘i’s non-profit charities are eligible to benefit. Walkers are treated to food, drink and fun at checkpoints along the walk route. All checkpoints are operated and supplied with refreshments and helpers by Hawai‘i hotels and allied organizations. Entertainment may also be provided at many checkpoints and/or at the end of the walk.