Since 1948, International Credit Union (ICU) Day has been celebrated on every third Thursday in October. It is a day designated to reflect on the credit union movement’s history and to recognize its achievements over the years. The ultimate goal of this special day is to raise awareness to the community about the outstanding work credit unions provide to their members.
This year’s ICU Day will be celebrated on Thursday, October 15, 2015 and the motto is “People helping people.” In appreciation of their loyal membership, HiTel members may stop any of our branch locations: King Street (Kalihi), Fort Street (Downtown), Kaimuki, Kapolei, Kunia, Mililani, Sheraton, or Wheeler to receive for a small gift. We look forward to seeing you!
On Thursday, August 27, HiTel FCU employees volunteered at the annual Children’s Miracle Network – radiothon and telethon – at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children. Our staff eagerly answered phones to receive generous donations from Hawaii’s community.
For the past nine years, KSSK has supported the Children’s Miracle Network, and has helped Kapi’olani Medical Center raised over 1 million dollars! All proceeds collected remain in Hawaii and provides assistance to the entire Pacific region.
The time we spent at the hospital was humbling and heartfelt. We had an opportunity to meet some of the children and their families who received assistance. They were very appreciative and grateful because the Children’s Miracle Network’s monetary support they received was a miracle for their children!
Mahalo, to everyone who pledged and contributed their time to a wonderful cause!
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!
Lori, Anna, Stacey and Laurie pose in their costumes at our Employee appreciation party.
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!