HiTel FCU is always active in the community, lending a helping hand to many different organizations. For the past decade, the credit union has put on a company bake sale in efforts to raise money for Aloha United Way.
This year there were many generous donors – fried rice omelet, brownies, strawberry cookies, maple bacon cupcakes and much more scrumptious goodies. Employees got their fill and it was a great success.
In addition, in the past few years, HiTel FCU added a company garage sale to their fundraising efforts. This year employees brought in a number of donations from ceramic pottery and baby toys to various make up products and home appliances. All proceeds from both events will go to AUW, and the credit union is donating over $10,500!
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!
Kalea and Yoko with Revelyn, Gwen, Natasha and Jacie
Scott and Revelyn
Yoko and Kalea
Anabel and Briana
Kalea and Yoko with Paula Akana and Frank Guiffreda
People all around the island spend February and March adopting duckies for the Great Hawaiian Rubber Ducky Race to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. We try our hardest to support this great cause by holding ducky adoptions at all of our branches. This year, our members raised over $3,000!
On Saturday, March 30, 2013, our team set up camp at the McCully Shopping Center for pre-race activities. We had our famous spin-the-wheel game and fun temporary tattoos! Our team, armed with fishing nets and tons of cheer, braved the morning sun and joined the street collection team. The pre-race activities were so much fun!
1:16 pm rolled around and it was time for the race! The sight of thousands of rubber duckies in the Ala Wai is not something you’d want to miss! Winners of the race were rewarded with some amazing prizes! This year, the first place duck took home a trip for two to Las Vegas! Second place won a two-night stay at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, and third place received a two-night stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village!
Check out these images from the event:
We are all smiles to help UCPA of Hawaii
When it comes to spin-the-wheel, everyone is a winner!
Temorary tattoo station
Tammy and Jacie are ready with their collection nets!
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!
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.