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 Sunday, October 26th HiTel FCU celebrated their employee appreciation party in style with a Halloween twist. Staff gathered for a fun-filled morning with games-galore and a breakfast buffet that filled our bellies. There was an omelet and waffle bar in addition to the main buffet. Employees participated in individual and team trivial games including a variety of “minute to win it” games like bite me (bobbing for apples using vampire fangs) and the toilet paper mummy wrap.
All attendees were encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costumes to liven up the mood – as Halloween is just around the corner. Everyone was able to capture the day with the Oh Snap photo booth kiosk. This was a great day to unite everyone together from all our branches.
Our employees will be continuing their Halloween spirit on Friday, so stop by any of our branch locations!
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.
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.