Aloha United Way 2014

HiTel FCU is always active in the community, lending a helping hand to many different organizations.  For the past decade, the credit union has put on a company bake sale in efforts to raise money for Aloha United Way.

 

This year there were many generous donors – fried rice omelet, brownies, strawberry cookies, maple bacon cupcakes and much more scrumptious goodies.  Employees got their fill and it was a great success.

 

In addition, in the past few years, HiTel FCU added a company garage sale to their fundraising efforts.  This year employees brought in a number of donations from ceramic pottery and baby toys to various make up products and home appliances.  All proceeds from both events will go to AUW, and the credit union is donating over $10,500!

Hawaii Foodbank

Hawaiian Tel FCU  is actively supporting the Hawaii Foodbank’s “Fight Hunger Spark Change” Campaign from now until Sunday, October 5th.  The Hawaii Foodbank is competing with 128 other food banks across the nation for the Walmart grant of $60,000 – if we are one of the top 50.  Voting is easy:

  1. Visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger from your computer or mobile device
  2. Log on to Facebook
  3. Click on the VOTE button
  4. Share your vote and encourage others to vote for the Hawaii Foodbank, and #HFBfighthunger for an entry to win two general admission tickets to Great Chefs Fight Hunger on March 21, 2015.

If granted the lump sum – the Hawaii Foodbank will share $15,000 with two member agencies: lighthouse Outreach Assembly of God, Waipahu and Surfing the Nations, Wahiawa.  Both agencies will receive a $7,500 credit to restock their shelves.

Lighthouse Outreach Assembly of God is led by Pastor Joe Hunkin Jr. is a community food distribution center and homeless shelter since October 2006.  This shelter houses over 120 individuals who have the ability to receive social services for rental assistance, financial planning and medical aid.

Surfing the Nations/Feeding the Hungry is led by Pastors Tom and Cindy Bauer is a mission outreach servicing the needy in both Wahiawa and Kalihi since 1998.

The winning entry will be selected from all Facebook “Share your Vote” entries marked with the #HFBfighthunger between now and October 5th, 5:59am.  The winner will receive two general admission tickets to Great Chefs Fight Hunger on March 21, 2015.  You may vote and enter this contest once every 24 hours, so vote and enter every day!

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.