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Adding Smiles to Keiki's Faces with Kākoʻo I Nā Keiki

July 20, 2016

Notebooks, backpacks, pens, crayons and dozens of other school supplies are urgently needed for thousands of Hawaii Island keiki this back-to-school season.  Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) and Kākoʻo I Nā Keiki(Support the Children) are asking Big Island residents to drop off donated items at any HCFCU branch (see locations below) by Wednesday, July 27th.  Last year more than 10,000 students in 35 schools around the island received these essential supplies, which helped get their education started on the right foot.  For more than five years, HCFCU has supported Hawaii Island United Way and KAPA Radio’s Kākoʻo I Nā Keiki year-round efforts to assist Hawaii Island keiki in need.

 “As a mother of two I know the cost of school supplies very well,” said Tricia Buskirk, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union President/CEO.”  I’m reminded of my children’s first day of school and their excitement to have new notebooks, backpacks and crayons.  Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union wants to do its part to add smiles to the faces of as many keiki as possible.”
 
The goals for the three annual Kākoʻo I Nā Keik ievents — Slippah Drive (February - March), School Supply Drive (July) and Food Drive   (November - December) — are to foster successful keiki education, health and opportunities.
School supplies may be dropped off at any of the following Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union branches:
 

  • KALOKO: 73-5611 Olowalu St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740; Phone: (808) 930-7700; Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM

  • KAILUA-KONA: 75-159 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740; Phone: (808) 930-7700;

  • Hours of Operation:Monday through Thursday 8:30AM-4:30PM, Friday 8:30AM-6:00PM

  • Saturday 8:30AM-12:00PM

  • KEALAKEKUA: 81-6631 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua, HI 96750; Phone: (808) 930-7700;

  • Hours of Operation:Monday through Thursday 8:30AM-4:30PM, Friday 8:30AM-6:00PM

  • KOHALA: 54-396 Union Mill Road, Kapaau, HI 96755; Phone: (808) 930-7700; Hours of Operation:Monday through Thursday 8:30AM-4:30PM, Friday 8:30AM-6:00PM

  • HONOKA’A: 45-690 Pakalana St., Suite A, Honoka'a, HI 96727; Phone: (808) 930-7700; Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 8:30AM-4:30PM, Friday 8:30AM-6:00PM

 
For more information, contact marketing@hicommfcu.com or 808-930-7700.

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