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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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!