Hospice of Hilo along with North Hawaii Hospice and Hospice of Kona received a $12,500 donation from Bank of Hawaii.
The donation, funded by a teri beef plate sale, was an employee driven effort. Bank of Hawaii employees voted to choose the three hospice organizations as beneficiaries. The employees and hospice organizations sold 1,348 teri beef plate tickets islandwide.
More than 80 volunteers, the majority being Bank of Hawaii employees, volunteered more than 360 hours of their time to prepare, cook and serve the teri beef plates.
In addition to the manpower provided by local Bank of Hawaii representatives, the bank’s Foundation also matched the funds raised with a $5,000 grant.
KTA Superstores generously provided the delicious products and space for the fundraiser to take place.
“This gift is especially meaningful because it was the employees of Bank of Hawaii who voted and chose our organizations to benefit from their hard work,” said Hospice of Hilo CEO Brenda S. Ho. “We are so honored to have their trust and support. These dollars will greatly benefit the patients and families of our entire island.”
“Many of Bank of Hawaii’s employees have experienced, first hand, the incredible work of the hospices on our island,” said Bank of Hawaii Hawaii Island Manager and Senior Vice President Roberta Chu. “We are honored to be able to support the invaluable care and compassion these organizations provide for our community.”