Community Engagement

Kānāwai Māmalahoe: following the "Law of the Splintered Paddle"

The founding figure of a united Hawaii, Kamehameha I, set a standard of equal treatment for the mighty and the weak. “Respect alike men great (kanaka nui) and humble (iki),” he famously proclaimed. “See to it that our aged, our women and our children, lie down by the roadside (in their travels) without fear of harm.”

HRH Prince Darrick with his family sitting in VIP tent with the Kaahamnu Society, the Royal Order of Kamehameha and the Governor and his wife.

HRH Prince Darrick with his family sitting in VIP tent with the Kaahamnu Society, the Royal Order of Kamehameha and the Governor and his wife.

Royal cousins from Tahiti: the Pomare family.

Royal cousins from Tahiti: the Pomare family.

Current Efforts:

Supporting the Community: Queen Emma's Palace on O'ahu.
Hānaiakamalama
Queen Emma Summer Palace or Hānaiakamalama, was the secluded mountain-home and summer retreat of Queen Emma of Hawai‘i from 1857 to 1885, her husband King Kamehameha IV and their son, Prince Albert Edward.

The House of Kamakahelei was honored to help Queen Emma's Palace on O'ahu through a fundraising effort. Queen Emma's Palace is under the Direction of the Daughters of Hawai'i and is home to historical artifacts that once belonged to King Kamehameha IV and his wife Queen Emma and the Crown Prince Albert. It is also home to the Royal Cloak ('ahu 'ula) of Prince Robert Hoapili Baker.

Royal Cloak of Prince Robert Hoapili_Baker
Royal Feather Cloak ('ahu 'ula) of Prince Robert Hoapili_Baker

Supporting the Community: Partners in Development Foundation

The House of Kamakahelei was recently honored to help the Partners in Development Foundation with personal protection items for the staff, children and families. Thank you to our members for their generous donations.

Partners in Development Foundation
Shawn Malia Kana'iaupuni, PhD receiving the donated items
Shawn Malia Kana'iaupuni, PhD receiving the donated items.

Supporting the Community: 900 masks donated to the Hawaiian people by the House of Kamakahelei
H.R.H. Prince Darrick
H.R.H. Prince Darrick

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Darrick and Princess Anna have obtained 900 facial masks to be distributed to Hawaiian communities in need.

These masks were obtained through the generosity of the Cultural Ambassador for California, USA, H.E. Robert Jan Morrison and the Cultural Ambassadors for Florida, USA, H.E. Luis Suarez & H.E. Dayamy Rodriguez.

"The House of Kamakahelei is proud to have such wonderful members" ~ H.R.H. Princess Anna


H.R.H. Prince Darrick Ali'i Nui and Senior member of the House of Kamakahelei is committed to helping the people of Hawaii by supporting those charities and non-profits that His Royal Highness holds close to his heart. H.R.H. Prince Darrick believes strongly in the perpetuation of the Hawaiian language and culture therefore he is committed to assisting schools that teach the children their heritage and history as well as the language. He is also committed to assisting the organizations that help our homeless as well as those that are struggling with drug addiction. His Royal Highness feels that as a Prince of Hawaii, his position comes with an obligation and a responsibility to care for his people.

Princess Anna is organizing the following fundraiser on behalf of Hawaii Foodbank, Inc. (Hfb). Donations are 100% tax deductible.

"Please join me in making a difference? I'm raising money to benefit Hawaii Foodbank, Inc. (Hfb), and any donation will help make an impact. Our mission statement is simple, our priority are the children, the elders and the homeless kanaka maoli (indigenous people) who are in need. I thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to my husband and I."

More information about Hawaii Foodbank, Inc. (Hfb): The people of Hawaii are one ohana. The Hawaii Foodbank provides food so that no one in our family goes hungry. We work to gather food and support from our communities. We then distribute food through charitable agencies to those in need. Our mission is from the heart, and we will fulfill our mission with integrity, humanity and aloha.

Some of the organisations that the House of Kamakahelei supports:

  • Lunalilo Home
  • Hi’ohia
  • Ho’omau Ke ola
  • Pu’uhonua o Puna
  • Kaua’i Independent Food Bank
  • Kawaikini Charter School
  • Partners in Development Foundation
  • Queen Emma’s Summer palace & the Daughters of Hawai’i

In addition to supporting Hawaiian communities, the House of Kamakahelei is actively working together with various communities in the USA through monetary donations but more importantly at this particular time, by supplying masks, anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitisers.

These organisations include:

  • The Dine’ tribe (Dine’tah/Navajo nation
  • The community of Miami, Florida
  • Project Angel Food
  • Union Rescue Mission

Past Fundraisers:

We have recently supported the following funds:

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