School Tools 2013

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On Sunday, June 30, 2013, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union employee’s joined KITV’s staff and volunteers to collect  “School Tools” at Sam’s Club in Pearl Highlands for Hawaii’s keiki’s. Our staff arrived with a van full of donations that our members generously donated to our 7 branches. This year our members and staff came through with bags, boxes, and armload of supplies.

“School Tool” donations were being taken at both town and Pearl City Sam’s Club locations. Together, both locations collected seven pallets of school supplies and over $7,000.00 in monetary donations.   The generous donations received from our generous friends and neighbors in Hawaii, will provide 1,755 low income children with school supply kits for this upcoming 2013 – 2014 year!

Our mascots, Yoko and Kalea, also made a special appearance to greet club members and their families!  Balloons and candy were given to the donors to thank them for their generosity.  Both Yoko and Kalea enjoyed taking pictures with the keiki and receiving warm hugs.

Again, we would like to thank everyone who donated, because “you” have made a difference in the lives of Hawaii’s keiki!

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Fort Branch is Finally Open!


On Wednesday, July 9th, HiTel FCU opened a new Fort Branch inside of the Downtown Walmart on Fort Street Mall.  Shoppers were eager to see the new two story retail store, and flooded the isles – customers were literally shoulder to shoulder.

A few HiTel FCU employees were set up right on the mall with both 93.9 the Jamz and Island 98.5 giving away a lot of cool things.  The credit union brought their wheel and winners who landed on the one lucky spot received a prize of their choice – a glass cup with a mini Yoko or mini Kalea doll, a shopping cart full of goodies or a HiTel FCU money bag.  There was also a entry box to win a iPad mini and Ni’ihau shell necklaces.

It was only one entry per person, however, anyone who opened a checking account with $100 would get three entries or $500 would get 20 entries.  Winners will be announced all throughout the month of August!

On Thursday July 10th, Pastor John from Hope Chapel blessed our branch to protect and bring good fortune to both the branch and staff.  Fort Branch is our fourth Walmart Branch here on Oahu. Our employees are excited in servicing all your money needs!

Like our Facebook page at Hawaiian Tel FCU and view more pictures from our Grand Opening!

Welcome Sheraton Hawaii FCU!

On June 1st, HiTel FCU officially welcomed Sheraton Hawaii FCU to our credit union ‘ohana!  Sheraton Hawaii FCU was formed in 1959 and by merging with us, they will be able to expand services to members.  In addition, our new branch will continue their operations at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort – and is located on the third floor in the forward annex building.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

 

School Tools for Hawaii’s Keiki

On Saturday June 28th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, HiTel FCU employees will be volunteering with Helping Hands Hawaii and KITV in promoting School Tools 2014.  Our staff will be encouraging shoppers to donate school supplies or monetary gifts for purchasing the necessary materials.  School Tools is a statewide program that provides less fortunate students from kindergarten through high school with the tools to help them succeed in the classroom.  The program seeks donations such as: backpacks, pencils/pens, crayons, color markers, colored pencils, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, wide ruled and college ruled paper.  You may also donate to any of our branch locations.  Mahalo!

Casual Day 2014 Recap

On Wednesday June 18th HiTel FCU employees celebrated the United Cerebral Palsy Casual Day in casual attire – Jeans, tennis shoes and the UCPA cotton blue t-shirt.  There were 67 employees that donated to the cause, and it was definitely a treat for them to dress down for such a special occasion.

UCPA of Hawaii is part of a nation wide network that provides educational programs and supports research in cerebral palsy.  The credit union participates in their two biggest events, the other being the Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race at the McCully Shopping Center.

 

Bishop Branch Biz

On Monday, May 12th, HiTel FCU had announced their Bishop Branch relocation on the 11th floor of the Hawaiian Telephone Company Building.  Employees who came to visit the newly opened branch received a special treat – pop-a-licious popcorn!  There was a popcorn bar set up, and there were toppings galore from Arare Mochi Crunch and Fruikake to Raisinets and Gummy Bears.  Everyone had a blast adding goodies to their popcorn.  In addition, members who made any transaction at the teller window received a leather key chain in appreciation of their membership.  The branch is strictly for Hawaiian Tel employees as the credit union can serve all their money needs at a convenient location.  However, in just a few weeks, the Downtown Walmart Branch will soon be opening on Fort Street to service the public.