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Nonprofits , Small Business – July 24, 2020

First Hawaiian Bank Sets $1 Million Goal for New Fund to Help the Needy

The bank’s Aloha For Hawaii program supports local restaurants and nine local nonprofits, including Blood Bank of Hawaii, Child & Family Service and food banks statewide

UPDATED JULY 21, 2020: First Hawaiian Bank has announced that the Aloha for Hawai‘i campaign, which launched April 13, has reached its one million restaurant takeout or delivery purchase goal in just eight weeks, generating $24.5 million in support for the restaurant industry. Now, through the Aloha for Hawai‘i Fund, FHB is donating a total of $1 million—plus an additional $25,000 through its partnership with Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation—to Hawai‘i, Guam and Saipan nonprofits currently providing food supply and health and human service assistance to more than 536,000 people impacted by COVID-19.

Takeout from Taqueria El Ranchero Hawaii | Photo: Aaron Yoshino

First Hawaiian Bank has now made it easy to support local restaurants and local nonprofits that are helping to provide food, health and human service programs throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Use any First Hawaiian Bank debit or credit card to purchase a meal for takeout or delivery in Hawai‘i. Each time you make a purchase from a local restaurant, FHB will donate $1 on your behalf to the Aloha for Hawaii Fund. There’s no need to keep track of your receipts.

The bank will keep the donations flowing until reaching the goal of 1 million takeout orders and $1 million in total donations. The nonprofits are: Aloha Harvest, Blood Bank of Hawaii, Child & Family Service, Hawaii Meals on Wheels, Hawaii Foodbank, The Food Basket, Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank, Maui Food Bank and The Pantry.

“A million takeout orders mean that many of our favorite restaurants, their employees, local farms and others can have a fighting chance of making it through the next few months,” the bank says in a news release.

Share the program on social media using the tag #AlohaForHawaii.

The Aloha for Hawaii Fund supports the following nonprofits:

 

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