Kapi’olani Children’s Radiothon Recap

HiTel VolunteersOn 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!


Bishop Branch Biz

On Monday, May 12th, HiTel FCU had announced their Bishop Branch relocation on the 11th floor of the Hawaiian Telephone Company Building.  Employees who came to visit the newly opened branch received a special treat – pop-a-licious popcorn!  There was a popcorn bar set up, and there were toppings galore from Arare Mochi Crunch and Fruikake to Raisinets and Gummy Bears.  Everyone had a blast adding goodies to their popcorn.  In addition, members who made any transaction at the teller window received a leather key chain in appreciation of their membership.  The branch is strictly for Hawaiian Tel employees as the credit union can serve all their money needs at a convenient location.  However, in just a few weeks, the Downtown Walmart Branch will soon be opening on Fort Street to service the public.

Ho Ho Hi Tel Holiday!

Is it just us or does Christmas shopping grow more and more hectic each year?  We just love this time of year, and want to make it easy for all of our members to check people off on their lists!


Gift Idea: Dinner and a Movie
Don’t know what to get for that couple or family on  your list?  Why not buy them dinner and a movie?  Pick-up Consolidated Theater movie passes from any branch for just $6.75 per ticket!  Pair the tickets with a restaurant gift card near the theater (like Big City Diner by  Ward Theaters, California Pizza Kitchen by Pearlridge Theaters, Ninja Sushi by Mililani Theaters, The Counter by Kahala Theaters, etc.)!  Wrap it up in a box and you’re good to go!

Gift Idea: Hawaii Themed
Most of us have family in far away places, so why not give them a Hawaii State quarter and limited edition stamp set?  Pick these up at the King St. Branch for only $12.95 each.  Pack this special item up with all the favorite local snacks like li hing mango, macadamia nuts, iso peanuts, etc.  This gift will make anyone off-island feel at home immediately!

Gift Idea: Kids Rule!
Pick up a friendly zodiac bank from any branch for your favorite child on your list!  These fun rabbit and tiger banks are just $10 each!  Pair this with a colorful Velcro wallet for the perfect stocking-stuffer for any kid!

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.  The project was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign.  Toys for tots aims to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas, to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

We will be collecting unopened toys from now until December 14th!  To show our keiki how fun giving can be, we are giving each Kids Club member who brings in a unused and unopened toy by December 14th a FREE* Kids Club lunch tote!  Let’s all get into the holiday spirit by giving to Toys for Tots!