In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Saks Fifth Avenue presents Hawaiian Humane Society’s Tuxes & Tails benefit

Virtual benefit premieres May 22, 2021 at 6 p.m. on KGMB

Sponsored by Hawaiian Humane Society

This year, the Hawaiian Humane Society’s annual Tuxes & Tails benefit is going virtual this year, premiering May 22, 2021 at 6 p.m. on KGMB. For three years in a row, Saks Fifth Avenue has been the event’s presenting sponsor. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson spoke to Vice President & General Manager Shelley Cramer at Saks Fifth Avenue to learn more about the partnership.

Historically an in-person celebration, the Hawaiian Humane Society has reimagined the event and transformed it into a virtual experience that everyone island-wide can enjoy from home.

An online auction will open on Saturday, May 22 at 6 p.m. where items like dining gift certificates, travel packages, jewelry, fine wine, the chance for your pet’s photo to be featured on a new Hawaiian Humane rescue van and much more, will be available for bidding. This auction will raise critical funds for Hawaiian Humane’s life-changing services.

During the one-hour virtual benefit event, hosted by Hawaii News Now’s Grace Lee and two furry Hawaiian Humane alumni, viewers will enjoy the musical stylings of local talents Henry Kapono, Sistah Robi and Ginny Tiu with Jordan Segundo. The program will also include updates on future plans for the organization and inspiring rescue stories. The broadcast will re-air on Sunday, May 23 and Monday, May 24.

For more information on the Tuxes & Tails Virtual Benefit for the Hawaiian Humane Society presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, visit or contact Christina Morisato at