Live Kōkua Community Walk
On Saturday, April 1, Bank of Hawaii held its 11th annual Community Walk at Hawaii Convention Center to benefit three nonprofit organizations whose missions center around education, youth and environment. Employees selected the walk’s beneficiaries through online voting, and then raised a total of $110,320 in donations for Hawaii Literacy, Kids Hurt Too Hawaii and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.
Donations for Bank of Hawaii’s 11th annual Live Kōkua Community Walk will be divided equally among the following three nonprofits:
- Hawaii Literacy provide books, mentors, literacy promotion and skills needed to break cycles of poverty and under-education in Hawaii.
- Kids Hurt Too Hawaii provides peer support groups, mentoring programs, education, training, workshops and crisis management services for grieving and traumatized children, teens and their parents.
- Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii inspires local communities to care for their coastlines through fun, hands-on beach cleanups, educational programs and public awareness campaigns.
Bank of Hawaii’s annual community walk supports nonprofits unable to conduct their own fundraising walks. From 2007 to 2016, Bank of Hawaii employees have raised approximately $1.4 million through its community walk, benefitting a total of 94 organizations.
The Bank of Hawaii Live Kōkua Giving Campaign is just one of many community efforts in which Bank of Hawaii participates throughout the year. Bank of Hawaii’s Bankoh Blue Crew volunteers are out in the community almost every weekend. In 2016, more than 2,500 volunteers donated over 12,000 hours of their time to 244 community service projects.