Sara and Joe would like to extend a huge “mahalo” (thank you) to everyone who joined us for the Plant a Wish Tour Launch cocktail party we were lucky to host at the gorgeous Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica on March 13th. It was a really lovely atmosphere, and we had wonderful company – all to support the Plant a Wish cause. Special guests included several of Sara’s college friends (from the University of Southern California), former co-workers and collaborators, friends and family members.
Each attendee was given a special home-made “thank you” card with a special gift inside: a native koa tree planting on Maui on their behalf. The trees will be planted when Sara & Joe return to the islands in May, and each tree will be marked with GPS coordinates so recipients can check in with the tree on Google Earth or in person while visiting Maui.
In total, the event raised $450 for Plant a Wish, bringing our fund raising total to $4,500. (Donations to help us reach our goal can be made online here.) More photos from the event coming soon! If you were there and have photos to share, please email them to Sara or Joe directly, or post them to the Plant a Wish Facebook Page.