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.
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!
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:
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!
We are proud to be supporting such a great cause!
Watch the entire interview below:
Visit supportmyclass.org to donate!
Our bellies GROWL when we think of this year’s Bake Sale. On Tuesday, September 25th, more than 30 people brought their delectable donations to the sale– making this the largest bake sale we’ve ever had! The sale offered dishes like comforting beef stew, tasty
macaroni ratatouille soup, bubbly four-bite pizza, sweet strawberry shortcake, indulgent chocolate peanut butter cup cookies, tangy lemon bars, spicy pickled onion, and SO MUCH MORE! Who knew HiTel FCU housed so many Top Chefs? The bake sale was an absolute success, raising more than $1,300 for Aloha United Way! We think it’s safe to say that the best way to help a great cause is with a full and satisfied stomach! Thank you to everyone who donated food and to those who purchased the yummy five-star fare!