Toys for Tots 2014

Toys for Tots Donations

Hawaiian Tel FCU members and staff supported the Kaneohe Marine Corps annual “Toys for Tots” drive again this year. This program provides an opportunity for all local communities to come together during October through December. They collect gifts such as, stuffed animals, Barbie dolls, Lego board games and many other toys.

On Tuesday, December 23rd, we dropped off the credit union donations to the helpful elves (volunteers) that were collecting toys at the Ward Centers site. Last year, Toys for Tots, collected over 45,000 toys to help make the holidays brighter. We would like to thank everyone who generously donated! Your donations brought good spirit and cheer to Hawaii’s less fortunate Keiki during this holiday season!

Mahalo Nui Loa!


Aloha United Way 2014

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!

HiTel Annual Fire Drill

Wendy taking charge of the fire drill

Wendy taking charge of the fire drill

HiTel FCU employees rehearsed a fire drill on the morning of December 18, 2013.  It is an annual training exercise the credit union does to ensure the safety of their employees.  The emergency evacuation procedure allows multiple escape routes for employees.  There was a designated meeting place along KapalamaCanal, which was zoned by departments to make sure everyone was out safely.

Fire drills do not only ensure that staff and members understand what they need to do if there is a fire, but also to test how effectively everyone can evacuate, and look for ways to improve specific aspects of the procedure if it is necessary.

It is just as important for families to test fire alarms and practice escape drills with their children to reduce risks of injury or even death.  So let’s be proactive!