The Tabora Gallery Kokua was born out of an urgent and compassionate response to the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Witnessing the widespread destruction, loss of life, and profound impact on the affected communities, Roy Tabora and Anne Wood felt compelled to channel their creativity and resources toward making a difference.

As the years have passed, the Tabora Gallery Kokua has continued to honor its roots in disaster relief while broadening its scope to support various organizations or specific needs of those needing relief. Nevertheless, the spirit of compassion and solidarity that emerged in response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami remains a fundamental part of the organization’s identity, reminding us of the profound capacity to bring people together in times of adversity.

Tabora Gallery Lahaina Maui Hawaii
Tabora Gallery Lahaina Maui Hawaii

On August 8, 2023, a historic town was lost as wildfires mercilessly rushed through and destroyed Lahaina. The town is gone, the fire destroyed everything taking our homes, restaurants, stores, schools, businesses, and galleries. We are blessed that our people are safe.

We are grateful and touched by so many of your calls wanting to help our employees (Ohana) navigate through this time. The fire has taken their sense of security and stability. It has taken their livelihood, homes, cars, art studios, and basic necessities. Your help is welcomed as we join forces to provide our Ohana and the community of Lahaina with support and the resources they need to rebuild their lives.

We have come up with 3 ways to help support the Lahaina community and our Ohana during this time. 

3 ways to help:

1. Collect Artwork

Collect artwork from our new upcoming Maui location  (or by calling 808-779-4339) and 10% of your purchase will go to continue helping our Maui Ohana affected by the wildfires in August 2023.

2. Donate Monetary Support

Donate Monetary Support to directly help our employees and the Lahaina community through one of the following payment methods:

Call 808-779-4339

VENMO Anne-Wood-28 (last 4 phone digits 4339)

Send a check to Tabora Gallery Kokua, 96-1173 Waihona St B4, Pearl City, HI 96782 Tabora Gallery Kokua is 501c3 company your donation will receive a tax write off

PayPalclick here to donate online from our Tabora Gallery Kokua PayPal page

3. Purchase A Calendar

The Tabora 2024 Calendar is AVAILABLE. Thank you for helping us raise over $20,000 for our Lahaina Ohana. 50% of the purchase price will benefit the Lahaina community directly. Visit this website to order:

Lahaina Strong
Tabora Gallery has celebrated 25 years in Hawaii and we will continue to thrive as Hawaii’s leading gallery representing the best in local and international artists. We thank you for thinking of us during this time and appreciate all of your prayers, well-wishes and support. We are Lahaina Strong!
Tabora Gallery Lahaina Maui Hawaii
Tabora Gallery Lahaina Maui Hawaii
The Tabora Gallery Kokua is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services were provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.