"Big Give Hawaii"
In 2008, Kyo-ya’s major donation of rooms made possible “Big Give Hawaii,” an online auction of room packages and Westin Heavenly Massage treatments. Twenty percent of the auction proceeds were donated to the Hawaii Foodbank on behalf of the participating guests. The 10-day auction encouraged Hawaii residents to vacation at home instead of traveling to another destination. At the conclusion of the auction, Kyo-ya, on behalf of Big Give participants, was delighted to present the Hawaii Foodbank with a check for some $14,000.