HONOLULU, HAWAII (Dec. 15, 2009) – Bank of Hawaii announced today that it would make a charitable donation totaling $50,000 to five organizations that help needy families in Hawaii and the West Pacific. The Salvation Army (Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division) will receive $25,000, Hawaii Foodbank will receive $10,000, and Maui Food Bank, Kauai Food Bank, and The Food Basket on Hawaii Island will each receive $5,000.
“With the current economic challenges, we know that many people are experiencing hard times,” said Al Landon, chairman and CEO. “We are making these donations in the spirit of our island community, which helps one another whenever there’s a need – especially during the holiday season.”
Instead of providing client holiday parties and gifts this year, the bank decided to make the $50,000 charitable donation to help needy families.