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First Insurance company of Hawaii supports Aloha United Way with pie-a-friend day

 First Insurance company of Hawaii supports Aloha United Way with pie-a-friend day

You're invited to watch people get "pied" – and all for a good cause! First Insurance associates have voted with their wallets for 12 associates to get pied on Pie-A-Friend Day. Among the top 12 who will get to lick pie off their faces are several executives, including First Insurance CEO Allen Uyeda and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Shonka. Associates pledged $2 per vote and on event day will need to make an additional donation of $5 to throw a pie, or $6 for a pie with chocolate sauce on top. All proceeds will benefit Aloha United Way (AUW).

Pie-A-Friend Day is one of several events planned by First Insurance's AUW committee and is expected to raise more than $2,000.

WHEN:

Friday, September 20, 2013

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

WHAT:

Pie-A-Friend Day 2013 – A benefit for Aloha United Way (AUW)

 

WHERE:

Mcdonald’s restaurants of Hawaii encourages local keiki to “look both ways” at school crosswalks

Mcdonald’s restaurants of Hawaii encourages local keiki to “look both ways” at school crosswalks

 

HONOLULU – Ronald McDonald has put his foot down at dozens of schools across the state to remind keiki and other pedestrians to be careful at school crossings. Ronald’s effort was part of McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Decal Installation Program, part of the State of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month in August, supported by the state Department of Transportation, the state Department of Education and all four county governments.

Thanks to Ronald, his bright red shoeprint safety decals can now be found at Hawaii elementary school sidewalks near crosswalks. The shoeprints are accompanied by a bold message in red and yellow to “STOP” and “LOOK BOTH WAYS” before crossing the street.

First Insurance Company launches mascot catchphrase social media challenge

First Insurance Company launches mascot catchphrase social media challenge

HONOLULU – Since 1911, the inspiration for First Insurance’s symbol has been the Royal Poinciana tree, whose orange blossoms and broad, leafy branches provide coverage throughout Hawaii.

Taking after its namesake, our mascot Poincy is all about “covering” the people of Hawaii. While Poincy is every inch the action-oriented mascot, he’s a little shy when it comes to proclaiming his powers of strength and kindness. Now you can be the one to give Poincy his very own catchphrase. As part of our Mascot Catchphrase Challenge, First Insurance invites you to pen your best Poincy catchphrase for a chance to win $250 worth of free gas.

Here’s how to participate:

Only One Week Left to Purchase Tables for The Good Table

Only One Week Left to Purchase Tables for The Good Table

HONOLULUwww.thegoodtable.org – One night. One meal. Thousands of lives.

Lanakila Pacific and Honorary Event Chair, Chef Alan Wong, would like to remind the public that there is just one week left to purchase tables for The Good Table, a benefit for Lanakila Meals on Wheels, Hawaii’s largest, non-profit meal delivery service for the elderly. On September 21, sales for The Good Table, a one-of-a-kind dining event will close, but there are still many tables at great restaurants available at www.thegoodtable.org or by calling 531-0555.

Hawai‘i Nonprofit Leaders Receive $10,000 Awards For Individual Professional Development

Hawai‘i Nonprofit Leaders Receive $10,000 Awards For Individual Professional Development

The Hawai‘i Community Foundation, in partnership with Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, announced today the recipients of this year’s annual Ho‘okele Award:

  • Nancy Aleck, chief executive officer, Hawai‘i People’s Fund
  • M. Nalani Fujimori Kaina, executive director, Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i
  • Carol Yotsuda, executive director, Garden Island Arts Council
  • Kenneth L. Zeri, president and chief professional officer, Hospice Hawai‘i.

Now in its 12th year, the Ho‘okele Award pays tribute to and strengthens the leadership in the state’s nonprofit sector. The award recognizes the exceptional work of selfless leaders and provides them with the opportunity to renew themselves rather than risk the potential “burnout” which often affects those in the nonprofit sector.

Giovanna’s Goddess Gala: An afternoon celebration to help support Hawai‘i’s foster children

Giovanna’s Goddess Gala: An afternoon celebration to help support Hawai‘i’s foster children

Information provided by Family Programs Hawaii:

[HONOLULU, HI] – The annual gala benefit for Hawai‘i’s foster children is coming up Sept. 8, 2013, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Giovanna’s Goddess Gala is hosted by artist Giovanna Neuman at her Kahala home every year in support of Family Program Hawai‘i’s Project Visitation Program. Neuman and her family have hosted this fundraiser for the past 6 years for over 125 women who pay $125 each to attend.

Project Visitation provides monthly visitation and special events for sibling separated by the foster care system.   The program is instrumental in helping to keep brothers and sisters in foster care connected for life.  The program’s budget is funded entirely through private contributors, local grants, and individuals and companies.

Oahu SPCA and Hawaiian Humae Society receive over 3 tons of pet food and cat littler from PetSmart

Oahu SPCA and Hawaiian Humae Society receive over 3 tons of pet food and cat littler from PetSmart

HONOLULU – The Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Oahu SPCA) and the Hawaiiian Humane Society have received three and a quarter tons of dog and cat food and cat litter, valued at $8,200, from PetSmart® Corporation (NASDAQ: PETM). The two animal welfare organizations each received 3,250 pounds of pet food and cat litter from PetSmart’s first Hawaii store, located at Town Center of Mililani. The donation is part of the PetSmart Gives Back program, which supports local organiztions that make communities vibrant and strong and that enhance the quality of life for people and pets.