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Join McDonald's restaurants of Hawaii in supporting Hawaii robotics with egg McMuffin purchase

HONOLULU – McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii is asking its customers to support the 7th Annual FIRST in Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition through the purchase of Egg McMuffin® sandwiches and Egg McMuffin® Extra Value Meals.

The FIRST in Hawaii Regional Robotics Competition partners engineering professionals with Hawaii students to solve robotics problems in an intense, competitive way. (FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”) Approximately 30 Hawaii teams will take part in the regional competition.

First insurance charitable foundation donates more than $400,000

First insurance charitable foundation donates more than $400,000

Giving Increased by More Than $28,000 Compared With 2012

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $400,000 in 2013 to 75 local nonprofit organizations, compared to $372,000 in Foundation donations for 2012.

The 2013 beneficiaries included the University of Hawaii Foundation (including for the 55 by ’25 Campaign that aims to have 55% of working-age adults hold a two- or four-year degree by the year 2025), the Hawaii Community Foundation, Enterprise Honolulu, Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Teach for America, American Red Cross and Aloha United Way.

“We congratulate our many local nonprofits for continuing to strive for a better and stronger Hawaii, and are happy to do our part as a local company,” said FICOH CEO Allen Uyeda. “We look forward to helping more organizations carry out their missions in 2014.”

"MIGHTY MO" Celebrates Double Launch Anniversaries Today

70 Years Since the USS Missouri First Entered the Water; 15 Years Since the Battleship Missouri Memorial Opened in Pearl Harbor

Today, the USS Missouri celebrates a pair of noteworthy anniversaries representing its launch both as a battleship ready for combat (70 years), and as a memorial ready to showcase its greatness in service (15 years). 

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.