Our Mission


Our Mission is to serve the community of Durham, Orange and Wake counties with a cool refreshing treat that is authentically Hawaiian, made with pure cane sugar and no preservatives, and sell it at an affordable price. Additionally we strive to partner with organizations, business, churches and school in our community to turn delicious cool treats into cold cash with our fundraising efforts. (See our Fundraising Page for details)

Our Big Island Shaved Ice team is made up of youth owners, Hunter and Jordan (twin brothers), Micheal, Nicole & Ryan with help from Charlie and Sue, adult mentors. Big Island Shaved Ice is teaching these teenage men and women about business, marketing and financial responsibility, like paying taxes and serving the community in which they live. We model a strong work ethic, value of team and family and the powerful difference they can make in the community.

We all struggle in life.  But we believe when we focus on the needs of others we are less concerned with the needs of ourselves. This builds a cycle of hope rather than fear. It is our desire that you see this in the way we serve you at Big Island Shaved Ice.

Thank You for your support.