Live Kōkua Community Walk
On Saturday, April 2, Bank of Hawaii held its 10th annual Community Walk at Kapiolani Park to benefit three community programs that enhance the lives of Hawaii’s keiki and families. Employees selected the walk’s beneficiaries through online voting, and then raised a total of $111,780 in donations for Mental Health of America-Hawaii, Waikiki Health + Hale Kipa and YWCA of O‘ahu.
Donations for Bank of Hawaii’s 10th annual Live Kōkua Community Walk will be divided equally among the following three programs:
- Youth Suicide and Bullying Project, Mental Health America of Hawaii
Education and advocacy about how to identify, intervene and get help for depression, suicide and bullying.
- YO! (Youth Outreach) Program, Waikiki Health and Hale Kipa partnership
Safe haven for homeless youth, offering meals, showers, medical services, counseling, employment and housing assistance.
- Transitional Housing at Fernhurst Program, YWCA of O‘ahu
Housing and services for homeless employed women, including women who complete the Ka Hale Hoʻāla Hou No Nā Wāhine work furlough program.
From 2007 to 2016, Bank of Hawaii employees have raised $1,141,526 million through its Bank of Hawaii Live Kōkua Community Walk, benefitting a total of 28 local organizations. Including the bank’s neighbor island and West Pacific locations, each of which participate in walks on their respective islands, Bank of Hawaii employees have raised more than $1.4 million for 65 nonprofits.