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First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $400,000 In 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $400,000 in 2014 to local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii Public Television, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Good Beginnings Alliance, Japan American Society of Hawaii, and Aloha United Way.

The FICOH Foundation was established in 1998 and has four areas of focus: Education & Career Development; Economic & Workforce Development, Family, Social Services & Health Care; and Civic, Culture and the Arts. The Foundation also matches gifts to eligible nonprofits made by FICOH staff members.

The 2014 donations totaled $405,299 and supported more than 70 nonprofit organizations in Hawaii.

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer. 

 

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

HONOLULU subaruhawaii.com — Subaru Hawaii announced that its “Share the Love” sales event raised $5,000 for Hawaiian Humane Society and $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. A check presentation was held yesterday at Servco Subaru Honolulu in Mapunapuna.

 

Across the state, the “Share the Love” sales event donated $35,000 total to six nonprofits:  Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Hawaiian Humane Society, Maui Humane Society, Kauai Humane Society, Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Hawaii Island Humane Society. The campaign donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2014, up to $30,000.

 

Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson Scheduled To Take Stage At Popular ‘Kanikapila In Kailua’ On January 17

Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson Scheduled To Take Stage At Popular ‘Kanikapila In Kailua’ On January 17

KAILUA, Hawaii – Back by popular demand, the free monthly “Kanikapila In Kailua” Hawaiian music series will kick off its first concert of 2015 on Saturday, Jan. 17, in Kailua Town with a performance by award-winning duo Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson. The 2015 Kanikapila series is co-sponsored by the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and A&B Properties, Inc.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Kanikapila in Kailua,” said Jon Moyer, senior asset manager, A&B Properties, Inc. “This is a wonderful series of events that promotes music, culture, history and art – just a few of the many elements that make Kailua so special. We are proud to sponsor this year’s series, along with the Castle Foundation, and we look forward to these monthly celebrations of Kailua Town.”

Harold K.L. Castle Foundation Awards $2.98 Million In Grants For Windward Oahu Community Projects

Highlights:

•            $2 Million for Waimanalo Health Center Capital Improvements

•            $110,000 for Therapeutic Home For Girls Rescued From Sexual Exploitation

•            $10,000 for Hawaii Students Affected By Puna Lava Flow

 

KAILUA, Hawaii — The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation’s board of directors approved $2,983,000 in its December meeting for various community projects and services in accordance with Harold K.L. Castle’s long-term vision of improving the Windward Oahu community from Kahuku to Waimanalo.

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

Local community groups can make their voices heard  through Awareness Powered by Volta

 

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced its corporate giving program, Awareness Powered by Volta, is returning for the third consecutive year. This community outreach program helps non-profit and community groups with building awareness by providing them with free advertising space worth thousands of dollars on Volta’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station kiosks.

 

“Since we launched the program in 2013, we’ve provided more than $30,000 in free advertising to local community organizations and non-profits,” said Arden Penton, Volta’s Director of Media and Operations.  “We understand so many Hawaii non-profits operate on very small budgets and marketing dollars are often non-existent. Awareness Powered by Volta can give some kokua to our non-profits and allow them to share their messages more effectively.”

 

ALTRES and simplicityHR Donate $6,080.43 to Lanakila Meals on Wheels

ALTRES and simplicityHR Donate $6,080.43 to Lanakila Meals on Wheels

Each month, as part of its "mind/body/spirit" corporate wellness program, ALTRES and simplictyHR staff band together to support a local charity. Lanakila Meals on Wheels was selected as the recipient of the $6,080.43 raised at the company's 2014 Halloween and Holiday parties. Song Choi, marketing director of ALTRES Staffing, presented a check to Lyn Moku, director of Lanakila Meals on Wheels, on Jan. 9, 2015.