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Help Maui: Rebuilding Lives After Devastating Fires

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What Makes You Feel Beautiful is a Maui based, 501(c)3 nonprofit female empowerment organization. 

POSTED 8/20/2023

Mahalo for joining us on our journey at 'What Makes You Feel Beautiful'. Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has always been centered on empowering girls and women to find and cultivate self-love. But sometimes, empowerment goes beyond inner beauty. It's about community, support, and standing together during tough times.

The Maui Fires have deeply affected our island community. Lahaina, a place of beauty and history, has felt the devastating impact, leaving many of its residents displaced. We felt a deep call to act. Our outreach team headed to the affected areas and witnessed firsthand the aftermath and the urgent needs of the families. A special mahalo to the Royal Lahaina Hotel, which has opened its doors to shelter many of these families during these trying times.

However, the journey to recovery is long and arduous. Many are still without basics, reeling from shock and loss. To support, we've been providing gas, Target, and Walmart gift cards up to $200 per family of four or more people. But the needs are vast, and we're reaching out to you.

By donating to our cause at Givebutter.com/mauifires you're not just giving money; you're giving hope, love, and a brighter tomorrow to those affected. Join us in making a difference, in showing these women and children that they are not alone, and that together, we can overcome.

#StandWithLahaina #EmpowerThroughSupport #MauiStrong #WMYFBHelpsMaui #WMYFB #MauiHI

 POSTED 8/812023

Helping Maui Women and Children Affected by Fires: Immediate Support Fund


Dear WMYFB Support Community,


We extend our heartfelt appreciation for your steadfast support during these trying times. In the aftermath of the devastating Maui fires, we come together to stand alongside the women and children of our community who are grappling with the impact of this tragedy. Our commitment to supporting those often marginalized remains resolute, especially when faced with adversity.


Our Mission and Your Impact


What Makes You Feel Beautiful has always championed the cause of women and children, particularly in times of crisis and disparity. As we navigate through this challenging period, our mission becomes more vital than ever before.


A Beacon of Support in Times of Need


Recent events have led us to establish a responsive system to assess the immediate needs of our members and the affected women in our community. For those who have lost homes, businesses, and loved ones, we extend our heartfelt compassion and stand ready to offer assistance.


In an effort to provide tangible support, we are distributing $50 Walmart Gift Cards, allowing recipients to secure essential items like food, meals, and basic necessities. We recognize the profound impact these seemingly small gestures can make during such turbulent times.


You're Not Alone


The weight of the disaster may feel insurmountable, and it's natural to bear its burden. Yet, remember that you are not alone on this journey. Our primary concern is your well-being, and we are here to provide a helping hand to both affected women and their children.


Rest assured, any information you share with us will remain entirely confidential within our administrative team. Your privacy and comfort are our utmost priorities.


Immediate Assistance


For those in need of immediate support, kindly complete the form we've prepared for you:


Support Form


Your responses will empower us to tailor our assistance to your specific circumstances.


Extend Your Helping Hand


For those fortunate enough to offer aid during this crisis, we invite you to visit our dedicated giving page:


Donate Now


Every contribution, regardless of its size, translates into a significant difference in the lives of those impacted by the fires.


United in Compassion and Strength


Once again, we express our gratitude for your pivotal role in the WMYFB Support community. Your unwavering compassion, strength, and unity continue to shine through even in these challenging moments. Together, we possess the resilience to surmount the obstacles that lie ahead.


With heartfelt thanks,




Message From Megan Philiben


Aloha kākou from Maui,


Our island home is burning and we need your help.

“What Makes You Feel Beautiful”, 501c3 nonprofit female empowerment organization, has created a campaign to accept donations to aid in the Maui Fire relief. Our mission has never been more crucial as families on Maui are struggling with the loss of their homes, businesses, jobs and belongings. Neighborhoods are in ruin and locals are displaced.


We are raising money to help those in need. 100% of contributions will directly benefit shelters and families affected. As a 501c3, every penny is accounted for and all donations are tax deductible.


Please consider sharing our campaign with your family and friends.


Mahalo nui loa,

Megan Philibin

Spokesperson & Public Relations

“What Makes You Feel Beautiful”


Message from Monica Marrow: Founder

Help support Maui, Hawaii, who have faced unimaginable devastation due to the recent fires. Homes, businesses, and lives have been lost, leaving families in dire need. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting girls, women, and families in low-income situations, we humbly request your support.

Your tax-deductible donation, no matter how big or small, will play a vital role in aiding those affected by the tragedy. 100% of every contribution will directly benefit shelters and families struggling to rebuild their lives.

We, as the Executive Director and Founder of our organization, are committed to transparency and ensuring that every penny raised goes towards helping those in need. Your donation will make a tangible impact, providing shelter, resources, and hope to the Maui community.

Please join us in prayer for Maui, Hawaii, as they embark on the long road to recovery. Your support will not only assist in meeting immediate needs but also contribute to the resilience of this beautiful island and its people. Together, let's be a beacon of light in their darkest hours. Donate today and stand with us as we work towards healing and restoration.


Our Mission

Empowering girls and women to cultivate self-love at every age and phase of life through education, mentorship, and resources that help them develop self-love, self-esteem and confidence.

Vision, Core Values and Beliefs

Our vision is a world where all girls and women feel confident, empowered, and safe in their own skin, and where self-love is celebrated and embraced as an essential part of personal well-being and growth.

Core Values:

  • Self-Love: We believe that self-love is the foundation of personal growth, that every person has the potential to cultivate it and that cultivating self-love is essential to building confidence and resilience.
  • Inclusivity: We embrace diversity and recognize that everyone has unique experiences and perspectives that should be respected and celebrated regardless of age, race, gender, size or background.
  • Empowerment: We are committed to empowering girls and women to take charge of their lives, make informed decisions, and reach their full potential.
  • Education: We believe that education is key to personal growth and development, and we strive to provide girls and women with the tools they need to cultivate self-love and confidence.
  • Community: We believe in the power of community and support networks to create lasting change, and we strive to build a community of girls and women who can uplift and inspire each other.

We believe that self-love is essential for personal growth, happiness, and success.

We believe that every girl and woman has the right to feel confident and beautiful, regardless of societal norms or beauty standards.

We believe that education and resources are critical in empowering girls and women to cultivate self-love and develop a positive body image.

We believe that when girls and women feel beautiful and confident, they are more likely to achieve their goals and make positive contributions to their communities.

We believe in the importance of building a supportive and inclusive community that celebrates and uplifts the diversity and beauty of all individuals.

We believe that every person has the potential to cultivate self-love and confidence, regardless of their past experiences or circumstances.



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What Makes You Feel Beautiful

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity

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