Say Thank You with Kings Hawaiian Projcet Mahalo


That beautiful woman up there with my kids is my mom. She is amazing and who I try to be like on a daily basis. These past few weeks I have got to spend a lot of time with my mom. Just hanging out and loving on her. It doesn’t happen near as often as I want so that makes it even more special.

I have spent the past week helping my mom write thank you notes for the countless number of people who sent cards, plants, flowers, and brought food after my Dad passed away.

And while these thank you cards are genuine and my entire family has been humbled and thankful for the outpouring of support, there is so much more we can do to say thanks.

On of my favorite things to do is to never ever return a dish to the owner empty. No matter the reason you may get a dish. A meal if you are sick, just had a baby, suffered a loss or just to be nice. My mom has always taught me that when you return a dish to someone you never ever return it empty.

It doesn’t take long to make a little something like banana bread, cookies, or even a side dish. Try it next time and see the difference it makes.

How do you say thank you? Did you know Mahalo means thank you in Hawaiian? And in honor of saying thank you Kings Hawaiian has started Project Mahalo as a way to show thanks to those who go above and beyond every day.

You can vote for one of your favorite charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Meals On Wheels Association of America, Family Caregiver Alliance, and One Warm Coat on the Kings Hawaiian Project Mahalo website.

Leave a comment sharing how you say thank you and you will be entered to win $100 for yourself and the charity you voted for.

Mahalo is the Hawaiian word for thank you. You can say thank you to these wonderful charities- Big Brothers Big Sisters, Meals On Wheels Association of America, Family Caregiver Alliance, and One Warm Coat by voting for them on

All charities will receive $10k, but the winner with the most votes will receive $25k.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kings Hawaiian® Project Mahalo. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.