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First Hawaiian Bank presented Hawai’i Island United Way with a check for $35,000 as part of its 2023 campaign.

These funds will allow Hawai’i Island United Way and its partner nonprofits to respond to the increased needs and provide additional services to support the most vulnerable in the county.

HILO, Apr. 5, 2023 – In 2022, Hawaiian Electric employees and retirees on Hawaii Island, with support from IBEW Local 1260, together raised $63,464.45 during the company’s workplace campaign to benefit Hawaii Island United Way. The nonprofit will disburse funds through its partner agencies to support and continue services for the underserved and vulnerable individuals, families and communities in need.

Non-profit organizations in the community have been the pillars of a foundation in which the residents of Hawai’i Island sometimes depend on. While these non-profit organizations of the island have their direct sources of funds, they sometimes need additional or collaborative support- and this is where Hawai’i Island United Way comes in.

Hear the impact firsthand from a loyal volunteer.

  • Board Member Spotlight

    I volunteer with HIUW because I believe it's one of the most impactful non-profit organizations on the island. By providing much needed funding to dozens of non-profit organizations on the island, HIUW has the largest reach and can help children, people in dire situations, people with disabilities, and our older population. I also believe it's a great organization for business professionals to join as they are focused on their operations and future strategies. 

    –Helen Tien, UH Hilo Marketing Professor

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.