POIPU — Sheraton Kauai Resort, on Poipu Beach, announced that its unique giving program, Table 53, has donated more than $250,000 in the past six years to local nonprofits that feed the hungry, provide support for Kauai’s keiki and assist cultural organizations.
Named for a popular table at the resort’s signature restaurant, RumFire Poipu Beach, the Table 53 program was launched in 2012. Each month, all net food and beverage proceeds from dinner service at the table are donated to different local charities.
In October, the resort expanded the program and monthly donations now include rental proceeds from a private bungalow and beach cabana.
“We recognize that the vitality of the Sheraton Kauai Resort is directly linked to the health and well-being of our ohana, friends and neighbors,” said Chip Bahouth, general manager. “With our Table 53, Bungalow 53 and Cabana 53 charity programs, we continue our proud, 50-year legacy of aloha in travel and in our community.”
Through April, donations from the Table 53 programs will benefit Hawaii Children’s Theatre, Hawaii Agricultural Foundation and Visitor Industry Charity Walk, which supports more than 50 Kauai charities.
At RumFire Poipu Beach, Table 53 overlooks a landscaped courtyard and fire pits.
“We like to remind our guests, ‘the more you dine, the more we donate,’” said Bahouth.
Guests also support the giving program when they book the resort’s exclusive Bungalow 53, a private, poolside escape for six, or Cabana 53, a two-person, shaded lounge chair directly adjacent to the beautiful sands of Poipu Beach. Rental proceeds are donated to the resort’s designated charity of the month.