- Local Farming
Resuable Item Donations
Rather than disposing of usable items and taking up finite landfill space, Kyo-ya regularly looks for community organizations that value and can extend the life of certain items.
For instance, the Friends of the Hawaii Drug Court acquired a large single family home to give members of the community recovering from substance abuse a safe, clean environment to get back on their feet. Kyo-ya jumped at the opportunity to help furnish the home with items that were no longer needed, including mattresses with box springs, table lamps, desk chairs, wall mirrors and more.
Even the chimpanzees at Honolulu Zoo benefited from Kyo-ya’s focus on sustainability. Used linen and pillowcases that couldn’t be donated to other organizations were given to the zoo to be used for chimpanzee enrichment activities and other purposes. (Nearly a million dollars worth of usable linen was donated to more than a dozen non-profit and charitable community organizations.)
Kyo-ya also donated nearly fifty wooden banquet tables valued at over a thousand dollars to the City and County of Honolulu. These tables are used across Oahu to the public’s benefit.
Check out some of Kyo-ya’s other sustainability efforts here.