Credit unions make list of most charitable companies

on "November 17, 2020 12:45 pm"

Hawaii Business Magazine recently published its Most Charitable Companies list, which included four Hawaii credit unions.

The list is broken into three categories this time: charities, nonprofit companies and for-profit companies. Data for the list was compiled through surveys conducted by Hawaii Business Magazine. All information was self-reported by the organizations on the list.

A total of $119.8 million in cash and in-kind donations were given by 90 organizations across O‘ahu, Maui, Hawai‘i Island and Kaua‘i last year. Employees of these organizations gave an additional $4.4 million and 82,374 hours of their time to philanthropic causes.

Hawaii Central FCU, Hawaii Community FCU, HawaiiUSA FCU, and Pearl Hawaii FCU were counted among 13 nonprofit companies that reported total giving of $8.4 million in 2019: $7.6 million in cash and the rest in-kind.  Kudos to these and all credit unions in our state that make charitable giving an integral part of doing business in their communities.

Hawaii Central FCU

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Hawaii Central and its members donated over 1,400 pounds of pet supplies and $250 to Oahu SPCA. Supplies included dog and cat food, kitty litter, paper towels, pet bedding, cleaning supplies, cat towers, toys, and towels.

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Hawaii Central FCU team Ohana raised $550 for the Arthritis Foundation. The credit union had a taco lunch fundraiser at the main branch and participated in the 2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 19, 2019.


Hawaii Central staff and members raised $1,155.00 for Friends of the Children’s Justice Center. The credit union used $315.56 of the funds to purchase Christmas gifts for 15 keiki and donated the remaining $839.44 to FCJCO.


Hawaii Community FCU

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Market Day raised funds for HOPE Servivces



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Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network.





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HawaiiUSA FCU employees volunteered over 4,100 hours volunteering in our various communities in 2019. Sharing time and energy to better the lives of members and the communities it serves is an ongoing commitment.


Pearl Hawaii FCU

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Going Green Events are held at Pearl Hawaii FCU’s Waipio location. People can drop off a variety of recyclable things, including TVs, clothes, eyeglasses, canned goods, etc.

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American Heart Association heart drive: L to R: Brandon Oshiro, IT Director; Daniel Terada, President/CEO; Lindsay Freeman from AHA; and John Furtado, Senior Vice President.

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School Supply Drive at Waipahu Elementary School (Daniel Terada, President/CEO; Lichie Uchino, VP Branch Operations; Michele Villegas, Compliance Director; John Furtado, SVP; Alvaro Respall, Airport Branch Manager).