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.
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.