Leaving a lasting legacy for Hawaii’s children


Children are precious gifts and represent our hope for the future. Even those who don’t have kids are “aunty” or “uncle” to these little ones, whether related or not.

Since 1998, Hawaii credit unions have come together to support Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. Under a national initiative called Credit Unions for Kids, Hawaii credit unions large and small have united to raise funds for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children—Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

In October 2013, Hawaii's credit unions pledged to raise $500,000 in five years (called the “5 In 5” initiative) for Kapiolani’s new state-of-the-art wing, which was under construction. By the end of 2016, the “5 In 5” posted an astonishing $536,444 in total donations—exceeding the original goal of $500,000 in less than five years!

Beyond the steel frames and beautiful glass windows of this building stands the real purpose of our 5 In 5 fundraising—to help bring healing to children in Hawaii and the Pacific. Upon reaching our fundraising goal, a plaque was installed in the new rehabilitation reception room of the hospital. It proudly bears the name “Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids” and stands as a lasting reminder of all the fundraising efforts of Hawaii’s credit unions.

The Credit Unions for Kids/Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network continues to be a Hawaii Credit Union League community partner. Credit unions are encouraged to raise funds for Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network now and into the future.

Marketing materials are available to order (at no cost!) from Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network. Download the order form here

After your fundraising successes, please submit donations to:

Colette Forcier, Program Director/Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network
55 Merchant Street, Suite 2600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Okawa Moore, HCUL Communications Officer at laurie.moore@hcul.org.

Credit Unions for Kids ® is the brand through which the credit union movement raises funds for our industry's charity of choice—Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. All the money raised by Hawaii credit unions stay in Hawaii to benefit the programs and services of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children—the only Children's Miracle Network hospital serving all islands and the Pacific Basin. Fundraising also benefit the pediatric services of Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kauai and myriad outreach programs that impact the lives of children on the neighbor islands. 

Credit Unions for Kids offers fundraising ideas and turnkey programs that help credit unions maximize fundraising efforts.  Please visit their web site for more information. 

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children located in Honolulu, HI

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is the state's only specialty care facility for women and children. Proud to be the only tertiary pediatric and perinatal facility in Hawaii, Kapiolani houses the state's only pediatric intensive care unit serving all islands and the Pacific Basin. The hospital is home to 197 beds and 90 neonatal bassinets as well as a 24-hour pediatric emergency room servicing more than 20,000 patients a year.

The final numbers are in! Congratulations to Hawaii's Credit Unions for Kids!

Hawaii’s Credit Unions are celebrating sooner than expected after making a significant pledge of support to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in late 2013. The credit unions statewide created a fundraising initiative named “5 in 5” that represented the five-year goal to raise $500,000 for the Campaign for Hawaii’s Children. Now less than four years later, Hawaii’s Credit Unions have surpassed the goal and presented Kapiolani with a check for $536,444.

“It’s a remarkable feat that even the members got involved in donating to Children’s Miracle Network and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children,” said Dennis Tanimoto, president of the Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL). “We have 61 credit unions that represent thousands of employees, but more importantly, we represent over 812,000 members throughout the state. We want to express our sincere thanks to all of the credit unions in Hawaii for their role in making this campaign successful.”

Besides the record time, this gift is a record total for Hawaii’s Credit Unions as a group!