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!

Rubber Ducky Recap

SONY DSCOn Saturday, March 22nd our team of eager employees joined with the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii to kick off an exciting day full of activities and live entertainment at McCully Shopping Center.  HiTel FCU set up a booth with their famous spin the wheel passing out a variety of prizes to the community.  Other members of the group lined up along Kapiolani and McCully collecting donations by generous donors.  The credit union alone had raised over $5,200 prior to the event.  We would like to thank everyone who donated both their time and monetary donations to help the children of Hawaii.  To view more pictures from the event, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hitelfcu  

Kapiolani Radiothon

This week we participated in the Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids with KSSK!  The radiothon raised money to benefit the Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children.

The miracle network, composed of 170 hospitals nationwide, seeks to help as many children as possible by keeping funds in the community to help local children.  100% of the money raised in Hawaii stays in Hawaii to help children regardless of their ability to pay.

Because of this great cause, 11 volunteers from our staff met up at 7:00 A.M., boarded a shuttle bus, and made our way to the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.  We arrived at the complex and headed to the radiothon headquarters in the  hospital’s cafeteria.  After a quick overview of how the radiothon works we went out to man the “phone bank”.  We answered calls and dialed-out to raise as much money as we could!  During power-hour, Panda Restaurants pledged to match the funds we collected within that hour, and the calls came more frequently.  Feeling like we were making a difference was so satisfying, everyone left with a giant smile on their faces.

The radiothon raised over $168,000 in two days.  We’d like to thank everyone who called in and donated to this awesome cause.

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