HONOLULU, HAWAII – More than 2,000 Bank of Hawaii employees and their families started the morning off with a walk around the Honolulu Zoo for the Bank of Hawaii Live Kōkua Community Walk.
In only four weeks, Bank of Hawaii employees selected the walk’s beneficiaries, and then raised a total of $112,280 in donations that will be divided equally among the American Diabetes Association-Hawaii Chapter, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Helping Hands Hawaii and Make-A-Wish Hawaii.
Bank of Hawaii created its annual Community Walk in 2007 as a way to support nonprofit organizations that might not have the resources to conduct their own fundraising walks. During its eight-year history, Bank of Hawaii employees have raised more than $930,000 to help 22 local nonprofits, which bank employees select through an internal online voting process.
In addition to walking for four great causes, a new feature at this year’s Bank of Hawaii Live Kōkua Community Walk was the inaugural “Bankoh Best Slipper Forward Design Contest.” With marching orders to construct artwork using only Hawaii’s signature shoe—the slipper—and a “Best of Hawaii” theme, 13 teams entered their slipper sculptures and masterpieces.
The Bank of Hawaii Live Kōkua Community Walk is another example of Bank of Hawaii’s commitment to improving the quality of life and wellbeing in the communities it serves. More information about the Bank of Hawaii Community Walk can be found at www.boh.com/community.