Rallies in Hilo and Kona last week kicked off the 46th Annual General Campaign of the Hawaii Island United Way. The goal for this year is to raise $1.2 million to support 54 programs that are provided by 40 partner agencies.
Each year, more than 75 percent of Hawaii Island residents benefit from the health and human service programs offered through these agencies.
“This year’s theme, Give With Aloha, speaks to the generosity that our island is known for. It’s giving from the heart rather than the pocket, giving above and beyond”, stated campaign co-Chair Wally Lau.
Randy Kurohara, his co-chair, said, “We are off to a great start in reaching our goal thanks to our Pacesetters. On behalf of the entire board of directors I’d like to thank the AFL-CIO community service liaison, County of Hawaii Human resources, fire, police and Office of the Mayor, Creative Arts Hawaii, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, Hawaii Gas, HGEA-AFSCME Local 152, ILWU Local 142 Hawaii Division, Macy’s, Target, United Parcel Service and Watanabe Insurance Services.” For more, contact Jeanine Atebara at 935-6393.