A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW)
Purpose and Mission
A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW) is a community Care-Van outreach program on the Island of Maui, formed by a group of committed Episcopalians from Good Shepherd, Holy Innocents, St. John's and Trinity By-the-Sea. The program is a food and clothing distribution service for the poor and needy in the community, and uses the care-van to deliver essential food, hygiene and clothing items throughout the island. With a strong volunteer base from the Episcopal Churches on Maui, the program has grown into a hugely successful outreach ministry for the island that includes churches from various denominations and volunteers from around the wider community.
A Cup of Cold Water is a non-profit organization as classified under IRS code 501(c)(3).
News Articles and Press Releases
Pictured above, founder and former President of ACCW, Keku Akana (in lavender), surrounded by family, receives a proclamation by Mayor Arakawa, declaring January 21, 2017, Keku Akana Appreciation Day. Akana, who has been the visionary and driving force behind ACCW for the past four years, turned over the reigns to the new Interim President, Paula Baldwin, during their February 24, 2017 Annual Meeting.
For more information and to help or donate to this program, contact Paula Baldwin, ACCW Board President, or Mary Lou Mellinger, at 808-419-1637.
Phone: (808) 419-1637
Download a copy of the ACCW brochure (revised & updated Oct. 2014)
You can help support this ministry in two ways:
Board Meeting Minutes
SNAPSHOTS & REFLECTIONS
The ACCW volunteers encounter all sorts of situations and people on their regular runs... some are comical, some are sad and some are uplifting, but it's the outpouring from the community and their deep faith in God's purpose for this ministry that fuels their commitment and dedication. Click HERE to read some of their reflections "on the road" and the callings it inspires.