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!