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A year-long workplace campaign led by Hawaiian Electric employees resulted in raising more than $46,000 for Hawai‘i Island United Way, the nonprofit working to advance the health, education and financial stability of the Hawaiʻi community. Guided by the campaign theme Pilina, the Hawaiian meaning “to come together,” employees united with retirees and IBEW Local 1260 to amplify their fundraising efforts.

Hawaiian Telcom and our employees set a new record for our annual United Way fundraising campaign in 2023, our 140 anniversary year, raising more than $210,000 for Kaua‘i United Way, Aloha United Way on O‘ahu, Maui United Way and Hawai‘i Island United Way. Of the total, nearly $40,000 was designated for Maui relief efforts.

Hawai’i Island United Way is the latest beneficiary of Ohana Fuels’ “Fuel Up. Do Good.” program.

From July to September 2023, a portion of all sales at Hawai‘i Island’s Ohana Fuels locations
will be donated to Hawai‘i Island United Way.

Hear the impact firsthand from a loyal volunteer.

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    It’s an easy way to make a significant difference in our community. A few hours of our time is amplified 10-fold to deliver critical support to the myriad of partner agencies that serve our island from Ka Lae to Pololū – Kumukahi to Kaʻūpulehu.

    –Cyrus Johnasen Public Information Officer, County of Hawaii

Impact Story

James was in a program in high school for individuals who need added guidance.  Upon graduation he wasn't sure what his next step would be.  Totally dependent on government/ family members help financially.  His case manager suggested he stop by and see the programs at Brantley Center.  He entered their program completed all steps and now works independently at our local grocery store. James says he feels happy that he can contribute to his household.