Kapi’olani Radiothon For Kids

On Friday, August 22, 2014, HiTel FCU volunteered at the annual Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids.  Throughout the two-day event, there were other volunteer groups that helped with the live phone bank.  Phones were ringing off the hook gathering generous donations from many callers, while GEICO Hawaii matched each of those donations during the “Power Hour.”  100% of all proceeds will stay in Hawaii and be used to purchase medical equipment, assist with neighbor island travel, and to fund education and research programs.  Thank you again to everyone who donated a gift of a miracle to Hawaii’s children and their families. 

Kapiolani Radiothon 2013

On Thursday, August 22nd, HiTel FCU participated in the annual Radiothon for Kids!  Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children uses all proceeds from the event to support Hawaii families who are in financial need while receiving care.

The amazing crew of KSSK broadcasted from the dining commons of the hospital while our team manned the phones.  We cheered on the listeners and encouraged them to pick up their phones and donate.

After our shift, our special friends, Yoko and Kalea, made a few visits around the children’s wing.  The keiki were so happy to make new friends with our ladybug and turtle.

The radiothon was a huge success! They raised over $150,000!

Support My Class Check Presentation

Support My Class is an online community dedicated to helping Hawaii’s public school teachers fund creative classroom needs.  On this site, a teacher can post a wishlist of items needed in their classroom.  Anyone can then go to supportmyclass.org and donate to any wishlist.  When the goal for the classroom is met, the requested items are purchased and sent directly to the school.

We strongly believe in this cause and pledged to donate $100 to the Hawaii Arts Alliance‘s Performing Arts Learning Center for every car loan approved and funded by November 12th, up to $10,000.

This past Saturday, we attended the Perry & Price Morning Show at Jade Dynasty Restaurant to present the money we raised to Kevin Takamori, the Director of Development at Hawaii Arts Alliance.

It’s always great fun to go to the Perry & Price Morning Show.  On this particular weekend, the Perry and Price Show held a special menu, the Taste of China, instead of its usual buffet.  The menu featured nine courses, all of which tasted great!  Here are some of our favorites of the meal:

Yin and Yang Seafood Soup

Snowball Char Siu Bao

Crab Fried Rice

As the Perry & Price show continued, they had all types of speakers such as representatives of NOH Foods and the Ronald McDonald House.  The show had surprise performances from Jordan Segundo and Frank De Lima!

Jordan Segundo Sings “Moves Like Jagger”

Frank De Lima acts as “Foo Ling Yoo” and plays a game with a member of the audience

Finally, it was time to present the check to Support My Class and to The Performance Arts Learning Center!

Paulette Ito, our VP of Marketing/I.T. signed the giant $10,000 check

Perry & Price On Air with Paulette, Kevin Takamori (Director of Development, Hawaii Arts Alliance) and Chuck Cotton (President, Hawaii Children’s Foundation)

We are proud to be supporting such a great cause!

Watch the entire interview below:

Visit supportmyclass.org to donate!

Alaskan Cruise w/ KSSK

In July, HiTel FCU joined KSSK on a fabulous Alaskan cruise!

We made the spectacular voyage on the Star Princess ship of Princess Cruises.  The ship has a fitness center, a grand casino, lotus spa, terrace pool, nightclub, wine bar, hot tub, theatre and so much more!

The Star Princess serves the finest cuisine organized by Matire D, Jacques Ghennai, and the ship’s talented chefs.  Cruisers could enjoy a night of fine dining Italian at Sabatiti’s, Steak and Seafood at the Crown Grill, or go casual at the International Cafe.

If you could pull yourself away from the luxurious amenities of the ship, the wild world of Alaska was waiting on the popular excursion legs of the cruise.

Excursions included adventures in multiple towns of Alaska.  In historic Ketchikan, cruisers could admire totem art and enjoy lumberjack competitions.  In scenic Skagway, cruisers took a train ride through Alaska’s White Pass & Yukon Route Railway to relive the Gold Rush! In classy Victoria, cruisers could get a taste of England without having to travel 4,000 miles. Victoria offers heritage architecture, colorful gardens, delightful afternoon tea, and mild weather perfect for an outdoor adventure.

KSSK Alaska Cruise 2012 from Juliette Machado on Vimeo.

Captain Edward Perrin, KSSK’s Perry and Price, and Princess Cruises made this week one to remember!