On Saturday June 28th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, HiTel FCU employees will be volunteering with Helping Hands Hawaii and KITV in promoting School Tools 2014. Our staff will be encouraging shoppers to donate school supplies or monetary gifts for purchasing the necessary materials. School Tools is a statewide program that provides less fortunate students from kindergarten through high school with the tools to help them succeed in the classroom. The program seeks donations such as: backpacks, pencils/pens, crayons, color markers, colored pencils, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, wide ruled and college ruled paper. You may also donate to any of our branch locations. Mahalo!
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!