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Bonterra Solar donates solar water heater to Hawaiian Humane Society

Bonterra Solar donates solar water heater to Hawaiian Humane Society

Every shivering dog can now enjoy a warm bath

HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar has donated a solar hot water heating system to the Hawaiian Humane Society. The system will provide hot water to make possible warm baths for dogs and to run the society’s pet laundry center and the dishwashers that clean dozens of pet bowls every day.

“We are proud to give back to the Hawaiian Humane Society, a place that provides 24/7 care to animals in need,” said Andrew Yani, Bonterra co-founder and principal.

First Insurance Company invites you to enter its mascot catchphrase social media challenge

First Insurance Company invites you to enter its mascot catchphrase social media challenge

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:

Teach For America receives $10,000 donation from the Island Insurance Foundation

Teach For America receives $10,000 donation from the Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation donated $10,000 to Teach For America-Hawai‘i, in support of the nonprofit’s work in high-need communities.  In a presentation ceremony at Palolo Elementary School, a $10,000 donation was presented to Teach For America-Hawai‘i Executive Director Jill Baldemor by Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation.

Teach For America recruits, trains and supports recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teach in under-resourced communities and gain the foundational experience for a lifetime of educational leadership and advocacy. The organization has partnered with schools in Hawai’i since 2006 and currently supports approximately 180 teachers who will collectively impact over 12,000 students this school year.  

Breast Cancer Survivors: InkOff.MD Offering Free Tattoo Removal to All Survivors During October

Breast Cancer Survivors: InkOff.MD Offering Free Tattoo Removal to All Survivors During October

InkOff.MD today announced it is launching a new community service campaign during the month of October. In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, W.Y. Chung, MD, founder and chief medical Officer of InkOff.MD, will accept appointments from breast cancer survivors to remove radiation treatment tattoos in their entirety, free of charge.

“Many patients who are fighting breast cancer often need to get a marking on the breast skin while managing radiation treatment,” Dr. Chung said. “InkOff.MD has a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients who would like to have these radiation tattoos removed. We will conduct complete removal of these tattoos, through as many sessions as needed, although with our new laser, removal should only take three to four treatments lasting about five minutes each.”

Snap and share your photo showcasing Hawaii’s Electric Vehicle scene to win prizes!

Snap and share your photo showcasing Hawaii’s Electric Vehicle scene to win prizes!

To help promote National Plug In Day celebrated nationwide this weekend Sept. 28 and 29, which raises awareness of electric vehicle benefits, Volta Industries LLC (Volta) today announced a social media contest that asks people to snap and share a photo of Hawaii’s EV scene.  Whether it’s a picture of a Tesla cruising down H1 or a Nissan Leaf charging outside Whole Foods at Kahala Mall, Volta encourages people to showcase how prevalent EVs are throughout our state.

 

It’s easy to enter. Post your picture on the Volta Charging Facebook page with the hashtag  #NationalPlugInDay between now and Sunday, September 29 at midnight to be entered to win one of dozens of prizes from Volta, including a grand prize of a premium auto detailing worth $200 for the winner’s own vehicle – EV or not.

 

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.