On Thursday, May 21st, HiTel FCU employees participated in the Red Nose Day. It was a worldwide fundraising campaign for people to have fun and raise money for children and young people living in poverty. Red Nose Day is the main way in which Comic Relief raises money. Comic Relief is an operating British charity, which was founded in 1985 by the comedy script writer Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry. The United Kingdom held their first Red Nose Day on February 5, 1988. However, this was the very first year that the United States participated in the cause. Fifty percent of funds raised by the U.S. will remain in country and be shared among nonprofit organizations and the remaining funds will be distributed among other nonprofit organizations around the world (Africa, Asia and Latin America). For more information, please visit www.rednoseday.org and to view pictures of some of our staff follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @hitelfcu.
Hawaiian Tel FCU members and staff supported the Kaneohe Marine Corps annual “Toys for Tots” drive again this year. This program provides an opportunity for all local communities to come together during October through December. They collect gifts such as, stuffed animals, Barbie dolls, Lego board games and many other toys.
On Tuesday, December 23rd, we dropped off the credit union donations to the helpful elves (volunteers) that were collecting toys at the Ward Centers site. Last year, Toys for Tots, collected over 45,000 toys to help make the holidays brighter. We would like to thank everyone who generously donated! Your donations brought good spirit and cheer to Hawaii’s less fortunate Keiki during this holiday season!
Mahalo Nui Loa!
On Monday, March 18th, we opened our second branch within a Walmart store! This branch is located inside the Kunia Walmart. If you park on their roof parking lot and take the elevator down, you will find that the elevator opens up right next to our branch! The first things you will notice are the sleek countertops and bright signage on our television. Then you will see the friendly familiar faces of our tellers! They are ready to serve you with any financial needs!
Here are some photos from the soft-opening:
Pastor John of Hope Chapel Ala Moana blessed our branch
Anne and Pastor John unwrapped the maile lei
Anne had the honors of opening up the branch
Anne, the Kunia Branch Manager, and President Norman Okimoto
Chaiman Glen Moribe, Pastor John, VP of Marketing and I.T. Paulette Ito, President Norman Okimoto, and Board Member Scotty Bowman
Here is the Kunia Team: Brenlyn, Sharla, Anne, Christine, and Ed
Christine took a quick photo with the first member to visit our Kunia Branch!