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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 the return of its corporate giving program, Awareness Powered by Volta, a community service outreach program specifically designed to help non-profit and community groups with building awareness by providing them free advertising space worth thousands of dollars on Volta’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station kiosks.

“We had a great response to the contest last year, and were able to provide both HUGS and Blue Planet with free ad space,” said Arden Penton, Director of Media and Operations.  “In fact, we ended up extending their free space from three months to eight months, for a total value of $25,000 in free ads. We want to help more community-based groups again this year, so we decided to run the contest again.”

Hawaii Pacific Federal Credit Union Partners with Toys for Tots

Hawaii Pacific Federal Credit Union Partners with Toys for Tots

In the spirit of giving during the holidays, Hawaii Pacific Federal Credit Union collected donations of new toys from its members and employees for the annual Toys for Tots. The toy drive supports less fortunate children within the community.

         Hawaii Pacific Federal collected donations at its main branch in the Ala Moana Building and Pearlridge branch during the months of November and December. Gifts collected included board games, dolls, art supplies, toy cars and much more.

         “Our members and employees have always been generous during the holiday season, so we are happy to join together with Toys for Tots because of their consistent and ongoing support in Hawaii’s community, “ said Mark Yamane, president of Hawaii Pacific Federal.

Hawaii Pacific Federal has been participating in a community giving program since 2002.

Island Insurance Foundation pledges $50,000 in support of the Hokuele'a Worldwide Voyage

Island Insurance Foundation pledges $50,000 in support of the Hokuele'a Worldwide Voyage

The Island Insurance Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the Polynesian Voyaging Society in support of the voyaging canoe Hokule`a and its sister vessel Hikianalia’s Worldwide Voyage. The Island Insurance Foundation’s $50,000 pledge will entail a $10,000 donation for each of the five legs that comprise the Worldwide Voyage.

Recently, the Hokule`a and Hikianalia traveled together for the first time to complete the first of five legs, navigating 1,000 miles around the state. The final leg of the Worldwide Voyage is scheduled to be completed in 2017 with the entire journey taking both vessels 45,000 nautical miles, circumnavigating the Island Earth, with visits to more than 60 ports in more than 20 countries.

SAFEWAY HAWAII STORES AND ISLAND FOOD BANKS PARTNER TO FIGHT HUNGER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

SAFEWAY HAWAII STORES AND ISLAND FOOD BANKS PARTNER TO FIGHT HUNGER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

 

HONOLULU – Safeway Hawaii stores across the state are partnering with each island’s food bank – Hawaii Foodbank on Oahu and Kauai; Maui Food Bank; and The Food Basket on the Big Island – to launch the “Help Us End Hunger” food drive this holiday season.

The “Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts)” effort makes it easy for shoppers to donate to local food banks by filling grocery bags with items the food banks need most. The specially packed grocery bags containing Safeway and Kraft food products include canned tuna, peanut butter, pasta, and canned vegetables. The bags are available for $10 each at all Safeway Hawaii stores through December 25.

Hawaii Meth Project Announces Winners of Statewide “Break the Ice” Art Contest

Announcement of social media-driven art contest winners kicks off first-ever national Meth Awareness Week

The Hawaii Meth Project today announced the winners of its statewide “Break the Ice” art contest to kick off the first-ever national Meth Awareness Week, observed November 30 through December 7. The “Break the Ice” art contest was aimed at communicating the risks of methamphetamine, and provided a way for teens to be recognized for their artistic ability while learning about the harmful effects of this drug.

EV drivers on Maui and Oahu have a lot to be thankful for: Volta hosting events

EV drivers on Maui and Oahu have a lot to be thankful for: Volta hosting events

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced as of Nov. 1 it has given away over 600,000 miles of charging in the past two years, during more than 20,000  free charging sessions via its Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in Hawaii, Arizona and California, part of the Volta Network. Volta now operates close to 50 charging stations, and will be opening its first station on Maui next month.

 

Island Insurance Foundation donates $25,000 to the FilCom Center & the Aloha for Philippines effort

Island Insurance Foundation donates $25,000 to the FilCom Center & the Aloha for Philippines effort

The Island Insurance Foundation is donating $25,000 to the Filipino Community Center (FilCom Center) for the disaster victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan and the Aloha for Philippines relief effort.  The FilCom Center has also partnered with the Consuelo Foundation, which will match donations to the FilCom Center dollar for dollar, up to $2 million.

“Our hearts go out to the staggering number of people affected by this devastating natural disaster,” said Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation.  “We have so many employees and local families with friends, relatives and loved ones in the Philippines, that supporting this relief effort was a priority for our organization.”