Canada children’s book author supports Maui Relief

ALOHA! Let’s support relief efforts in Maui and raise funds for food, shelter, rebuilding resources and everything needed in the wake of these devastating wildfires. Canadian children’s book author Andrea Koehle Jones has joined #BooksforMaui and donated signed copies of her children’s tree planting book — The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place —to help raise money for Maui relief efforts.

Wildfires on Hawaii’s Maui are the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century. They devastated the historic resort city of Lahaina, killed more than 114 people and forced tens of thousands of residents and tourists to evacuate the island.

The #BooksforMaui Auction is now live. Win a signed copy of  The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place — and support relief efforts in Maui by bidding here:

Inspiring and uplifting, The Wish Trees is rooted in the idea that every child can help make the world a better place. This whimsical children’s book introduces young readers to the fun of tree planting as they meet kids around the globe planting Wish Trees and making wishes.

Kids will discover the wonder of trees and enjoy searching for different animals and tree names with each new page. Thoughtful, empowering and beautifully written by journalist and award-winning children’s environmental education advocate Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees features illustrations by New York Times best-selling illustrator Alicia Padrón. The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place is inspiring little tree planters and wishers everywhere.

Discover how to plant a tree
Young children will fall in love with trees, learn how trees can help our planet and begin to understand that they are never too little to help the world. This September 15, 2021 edition of The Wish Trees includes a bonus: “How to Plant a Wish Tree.

“Planting a tree is an act of hope. And that is a message our children need to hear now more than ever.” — Andrea Koehle Jones

With two more days of bidding left, Books for Maui has already raised $93,756.28 for Maui relief!

This auction is designed to raise money for Maui relief efforts. All donations will be given to:
Hawaii Community Foundation – Maui Strong:
Kamehameha – Ho’ōla Maui:
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement – Kāko’o Maui
Maui Food Bank:


1. This auction is open from Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25 at midnight Hawaii Standard Time.

2. We will not handle financial transactions for this auction. Please donate directly to one of the organizations below. Upload a screenshot of your receipt to the Google Form below as proof of donation. When this is completed, we will connect you with the donor of your item to coordinate your winnings.

3. Winners must show proof of donation within 48 hours of notification. Items will go to the next highest bidder if donations/proof are not made within this time.

Thank you for your generosity for Maui aid and relief. Follow us on Instagram @booksformaui for more updates!

Fundraiser Organizers:

Malia Maunakea
Keala Kendall
Joanna Ho
Kealani Netane
Erika Cravalho-Meyers
Shar Tuʻiasoa
Terisa Siagatonu

Mahalo to the organizers, donors bidders and everyone helping Maui.