on "October 12, 2016 7:05 am"

1/30/17

Congratulations Hawaii's Credit Unions for Kids for exceeding 5 In 5 fundraising goal!

In the summer of 2013, your League was approached by Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network with a fundraising challenge: raise $500,000 in five years to help build the new Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. It was an aggressive goal—one never attempted before by Hawaii’s credit unions. In fact, it took the previous 15 years of fundraising for Hawaii’s credit unions to raise $650,000 for Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. Raising $500,000 in five years seemed daunting, but your League accepted the challenge and announced Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids “5 In 5” initiative in the fall of 2013. At a reception hosted by Kapiolani Medical Center, Hawaii credit union leaders pledged to raise $500,000 in five years with the signing of a ceremonial check.

Since then, Hawaii’s credit unions enthusiastically embraced “5 In 5” and through events from golf and bowling tournaments to bake sales, craft fairs, and Miracle Balloon sales, the donations kept adding up. With the help of CO-OP Financial Services “Miracle Match” program, credit unions saw donations increase exponentially with matched funds.  By January, 2017, the “5 In 5” initiative posted an astonishing $505,006.45 in total donations—exceeding the original goal in less than five years!

In anticipation of our “5 In 5” success, the rehabilitation reception area of the new Kapiolani Medical Center wing was named “Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids” last summer. Now your League is working with Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network on a celebration event in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for more excitement!

 

 

11/21/16

#VoteForMiracles

Tired of hearing about the election results? Vote for a cause that will bring everyone together!

#VoteForMiracles will deliver a total of $100,000 on behalf of “Credit Unions” to five lucky Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  And you, your members, and your community get to help choose which ones!  From November 29 – also known as “Giving Tuesday” through December 20, vote for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children at VoteforMiracles.org. The hospital with the most votes will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.

Designed to engage consumers, #VoteForMiracles hopes to drive awareness for credit unions by highlighting the credit union difference.  But we need you to help spread the word!  Visit www.cu4kids.org/VoteforMiracles to download everything you’ll need to get your members involved including posters, flyers and social media suggestions.

$100,000 donation on behalf of all “Credit Unions” through #VoteForMiracles’ is made possible thanks to the continued generosity of CU4Kids’ lead supporter, CO-OP Financial Services. In appreciation for 20 years of support from credit unions throughout the country through Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), promotion management and implementation is underwritten by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

You can start today!  Visit www.voteformiracles.org and enter your email address to receive a reminder to vote on November 29.  Then visit www.CU4Kids.org/VoteForMiracles to download to materials to help you get staff, members and your community on board to help Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children win!  Let the fun begin! 

8/10/16

Bowling Registration Due


BOWLING REGISTRATION DUE THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 23!

6/14/16

Mahalo to all Hawaii credit unions for raising $398,111 in donations to date

In the fall of 2013, Hawaii Credit Union League announced a pledge of $500,000 through Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network to rebuild and expand Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. This new initiative— named “5 In 5”—challenged credit unions to raise $500,000 in five years.

That pledge marked a new record for Hawaii Credit Unions, a long-term partner of Kapiolani Medical Center and its Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Credit Unions for Kids program. From 1998 to 2013, Hawaii credit unions raised over $650,000 for Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. All of the money we raise stays in Hawaii to benefit the programs, services, and outreach of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children – the only pediatric intensive care facility and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.

Half way through our third year of “5 In 5”, Hawaii’s credit unions have raised an astonishing $398,111! Thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication, our goal of raising $500,000 in five years is well within our reach.

From the beginning, Hawaii’s credit unions whole-heartedly embraced “5 In 5”. From bake sales and Miracle Balloon sales to golf and bowling tournaments and wine cork pulls, credit union employees, members, and officials sought creative ways to raise money for and awareness of the life-changing work at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. With generous “Miracle Matches” from CO-OP Financial Services, credit unions were able to substantially increase donations.

Mahalo to all and let’s continue to work toward our $500,000 goal!

Meet 2016 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Champion, Julie Kobayashi

Hawaii's Credit Unions 5 In 5 Marketing Materials with customizable ads featuring 2016 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Champion Julie Kobayshi
About Hawaii’s Credit Unions and 5 In 5 campaign
Download 5x10 color ad featuring Julie Kobayashi

Download color photo of Julie Kobayashi
5 In 5 Logo

Hawaii's Credit Unions for Kids logo
About Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

Fundraising supplies order form
Fundraising Toolkits

CO-OP Miracle Match information

12/18/15

The Impact of a Dollar at Your Local Hospital

See the impact $100,000 could make at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, the state's ONLY Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Get Involved

  • $100,000 - Childlife Specialist (1 year)
  • $48,000 - MRI Scan
  • $31,000 - Dialysis Unit
  • $17,750 - Cardiac Defribillator
  • $6,250 - Ventillator
  • $2,000 - Pediatric Wheel Chair
  • $500 - Fetal Heart Monitor

11/9/15

Holiday Icons make the fundraising season bright

Thank you for supporting Hawaii's Credit Unions for Kids "5 In 5" fundraising campaign. We are closing in on our second successful year of raising funds for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and are about half way to our goal of $500,000 in five years!

Help us end this year on a bright note by participating in the Children's Miracle Network/Credit Unions for Kids Holiday Icon Campaign.

CAMPAIGN DATES: November 15– December 31
Supplies and shipping are free of charge

One hundred percent of the funds you raise will stay local to support Kapiolani and kids in our community. And you can do it at NO CHARGE to your credit union.

Click here for details and to order your supply of Holiday Icons.


Miracle Jeans Day is the second Credit Union for Kids’ national fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network. When your employees donate $5, they can sport their favorite jeans on Wednesday, September 9. With a $25 donation, they can pair their jeans with a free Miracle Jeans Day t-shirt, which was specially designed for participating credit unions. CU4Kids also has pre-printed stickers as well as FREE paper icons for Miracle Jeans Day so members can join in the fun.

 

All the money we raise in Hawaii benefits Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Miracle Jeans Day is an easy way your credit union can help us reach our 5 In 5 goal of raising $500,000 in five years. Please register your credit union today so we can recognize your participation.

 

Click here for more information on Miracle Jeans Day, including promotional materials, newsletter articles, and graphics.

 

Download Hawaii-specific marketing materials

Miracle Jeans Day Goal tracking poster

Miracle Jeans Day poster

Miracle Jeans Day web banner

7/7/15

Get fit, raise funds! CUs encouraged to take on new challenge to raise money for 5 In 5 initiative

Our first year of 5 In 5 was truly successful, with credit unions raising nearly $140,000 toward our $500,000, five year goal. All of the money raised will benefit Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children through the Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. This year, credit unions across the state are working bake sales, craft fairs, Miracle Balloon drives, and golf tournaments to once again exceed our goal. Children’s Miracle Network offers way to raise funds, have fun, and get fit. Click here for more…

6/23/15

The shopping totes are here!

Mahalo to our participating credit unions for your commitment to Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids 5 In 5 fundraising initiative. Now that you have the shopping totes, here are five simple steps to making sure they sell like crazy!

Step 1: Promote the suggested selling price $5.00 per bag.(Approximately $2 per bag goes to the 5 In 5 fundraising effort.)

Step 2: Download and print this flyer to promote your shopping tote sale.

Step 3: Go to www.hcul.org/5In5 for ready to use marketing materials promoting Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network, the 5 In 5 initiative, and this year’s Champion representing Hawaii, Taylor Tagatac.

Step 4: Proforma Favorable Impressions has a limited supply of shopping totes on hand to be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to order.

**Step 5: After deducting your expense for the totes, submit collected funds raised directly to:

Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network and indicate “5 In 5 donation tote” on the check and send to:

Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network
55 Merchant Street, STE 2600
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Attention: Raelene Balidoy

**If you plan on applying for a CO-OP Miracle Match, please follow the directions on that web site! The donation submission method is different than the one detailed above.

(Optional Step) Matching Funds Program:

Launched in 2008, CO-OP's Miracle Match Program is a $1 million philanthropic matching program that encourages credit unions, chapters and leagues to create and participate in local Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers. In Hawaii, all matching funds go directly to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital to benefit sick children in the community.

Go to http://www.co-opfs.org/miracle-match/ for more information and to apply.
 

Questions? Contact Dianne-Midori Lee or Laurie Moore at the League, 941.0556 or toll free at 1.888.331.5646 (JOIN). Beginning July 1, 2015, Oahu joins its neighbor island counterparts in the ban on plastic shopping bags.

 

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Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) offers a solution for consumers that will benefit local children and the environment at the same time.

Hawaii’s credit unions are selling colorful, durable, reusable shopping bags to raise awareness and funds for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children through its Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. The design theme “Mauka to Makai—Save the 'Aina for the Children” represents the conservation effort of “going green” by not using plastic shopping bags. Art gallery quality scenes representing Mauka (Mountains) and Makai (Ocean) grace the sides of this bag as well as Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids brand.

In the fall of 2013, HCUL launched an initiative to help build a new Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. The unified campaign is called 5 In 5 and the goal is to raise $500,000 in five years.

 

Since 1998, Hawaii’s credit unions have united to raise funds for Kapiolani through the Credit Unions for Kids/Children’s Miracle Network. In that time, over $750,000 has been raised that ultimately benefit the children of Hawaii through the programs and services of Hawaii’s only pediatric intensive care hospital – Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

 

“5 In 5 is a renewed effort to ensure the mission and outreach of Kapiolani continues through its new state of the art facility,” said Laurie Okawa Moore, HCUL Communications Officer. “Credit unions have raised nearly $140,000 in the first year of 5 In 5. Our new shopping bag initiative will help us reach our ongoing fundraising goals and will help consumers comply with the plastic shopping bag ban.”

 

Hawaii Credit Union League has partnered with locally owned Proforma Favorable Impressions (pfihawaii.com) to produce the reusable shopping bags. For more information contact participating credit unions or Hawaii Credit Union League at 808.941.0556. If your credit union would like to sell these bags, Proforma Favorable Impressions has a limited supply on hand. Please contact Milt Yamada at 808.271.1517.

 

Participating Credit Unions:

  • Garden Isle Federal Credit Union (Kauai) Ph. 808.245.2712
  • Hawaii Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.847.1371
  • Hawaii First Federal Credit Union (Hawaii Island) Ph. 808.885.7349
  • Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph.808.832.8700
  • Hickam Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph.808.423.1391
  • HONEA Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.841.2473
  • NAVFAC Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.422.0577
  • OTS Employees Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.848.4408
  • Times Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.831.0986
  • Windward Community Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.254.3566

6/12/15

Meet Taylor Tagatac - 2015 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Champion

UPDATED Hawaii's Credit Unions 5 In 5 Marketing Materials with customizable ads featuring 2015 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Champion Taylor Tagatac
About Hawaii’s Credit Unions and 5 In 5 campaign
Two articles for your member newsletters
Photo of Taylor with therapy dog Tucker
5x5 ad for your member newsletter
5x10 ad for your member newsletter
5 In 5 Logo
About Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

Fundraising supplies order form
Fundraising Toolkits

NEW! Shopping Tote Bag Ad

5/5/15

We exceeded our first year goal!

Congratulations to all participating credit unions and supporters!

On Friday, April 24, 2015, a ceremonial check was presented by League Chairman Alan Arai (at right) to Kapiolani Medical Center Executive Director of Philanthropy Thomas Mundell and CEO Martha Smith. The presentation was witnessed by hundreds of credit union delegates from across the state and national industry leaders during the 77th Hawaii Credit Union League Annual Convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Congratulations Hawaii credit unions! Together we raised $137,909 in the first year of our five year goal. Through bake sales, craft fairs, golf and bowling tournaments and so much more, Hawaii's credit unions worked diligently together to raise this amazing amount to benefit Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. A special Mahalo to CO-OP Financial Services for all the Miracle Matches that helped us reach our goal.

2/24/15

First annual bowling fundraiser

Hawaii Credit Union League held its first annual bowling fundraiser to benefit Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

The CU Ohana Bowl-o-Rama on Sunday, Feb. 2 kicked off the 2015 fundraising season with 100 bowlers and nearly 40 of their cheerleading brethren at Aiea Bowl. Total funds raised will be posted once we have the numbers. A great big MAHALO to participating credit unions, business partners, friends, and family for making this a huge success!

CU Ohana Bowl-O-Rama Participants

Aloha Pacific FCU
Ashford & Wriston
Catalyst Corporate FCU
CU Pacific Audit Solutions
Hawaii Central FCU
Hawaiian Electric EFCU
Hawaiian Tel FCU
HawaiiUSA FCU
Hickam FCU
Honolulu Fire Department FCU
John M. Floyd & Associates
McBryde FCU
Pearl Harbor FCU
Schofield FCU

Door Prize Sponsors

Aloha Pacific FCU
Ashford & Wriston
Edward Enterprises
Expressions Portrait Design
Hawaiian Tel FCU
HawaiiUSA FCU
Hickam FCU
Honolulu Fire Department FCU
John M. Floyd & Associates
LSC
McBryde FCU


Aloha Pacific FCU and CU Pacific Audit Solutions

Ashford & Wriston, Attorneys at Law

CU Pacific Audit Solutions

Hawaii Central FCU

Hawaii Central FCU

Hawaiian Electric EFCU

Hawaiian Tel FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

Hawaii Credit Union League

Hickam FCU

Honolulu Fire Department FCU

McBryde FCU

Pearl Harbor FCU

Raelene Balidoy and Amanda Price, Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network, with HCUL President Dennis Tanimoto.

HCUL staff Wendy Kishida and Tracy Aiwohi greet bowlers before the tournament.

Step One: Choose your ball wisely.

Step Two: Focus, focus, focus!

Step Three: Approach with enthusiasm.

Step Four: Strike a Victory Pose!

Hickam FCU took first place in the "A" category.

Schofield FCU took first place in the "B" category.

Hickam FCU's Brian Sawai had the highest individual score in the "A" category.

Schofield FCU's Leonard Sumile scored the highest in the individual "B" category.
Hawaii Credit Union League staff sends a big Mahalo to all who participated and supported our first annual CU Ohana Bowl-O-Rama!

12/31/14

Sweet Success for Kahului FCU

Kahului FCU closed out the year by raising $1,197.00 for the HCUL 5 in 5 to benefit the Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network.The money was raised through the sale of World's Finest Chocolates.
Seated L to R: Anya Rowa, Gene Rivera & Ruby Ramos. Back Row:  Guy, Susan Emura, Stacey Nikaido, Jana Hema, Leilani Kaopuiki, Wendy Kina, Sally Hernandez, Cynthia Sakamoto, Quincy Leong and Debbie Ajifu.

11/5/14

Hickam FCU presents their check

Staff at Hickam FCU presented their check, representing funds raised through a raffle and canister coin collecting. The credit union also participated in the Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids in August.

After 15 years of successful giving, Hawaii’s credit unions are embarking on an ambitious project to benefit the children of our islands. Your League announced a pledge through Kapiolani’s Children's Miracle Network of $500,000 to the Campaign for Hawaii’s Children to rebuild and expand Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.Called "5 In 5", the program aims to raise $500,000 in five years. The pledge marks a new record for Hawaii credit unions, a long-term partner of Kapiolani Medical Center and its Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Credit Unions for Kids program.

   "Like leagues and credit unions throughout the nation, Hawaii Credit Union League and the credit unions of Hawaii have embraced Children’s Miracle Network and its “Credit Unions for Kids” program as a major fund-raising initiative.,” said Dennis Tanimoto, president of Hawaii Credit Union League.  “Best of all, funds raised in Hawaii stay in Hawaii to benefit pediatric programs at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children—which has facilitated many miracles for the children of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin for decades,"

    This gesture of care also marks a special occasion for donations in Hawaii as both entities are not-for-profit organizations looking to serve local families who otherwise cannot afford quality care. "Our history with Hawaii’s Credit Unions is a long and rich one and we are proud to be partnered with an organization that year over year, has increased their donations to the community. Hawaii’s credit unions truly care about our community," Kapiolani Medical Center CEO Martha Smith shared.

   Smith said to date, the 15-year relationship between Kapiolani and Hawaii’s credit unions raised more than $650,000.

    Tanimoto added the connection with Kapiolani Medical Center expands beyond keeping all donations in Hawaii, it is also a matter of personal ties with the hospital.

   "My wife and I, as well as our two children and now three grandchildren, were all born at Kapiolani, so we are well aware of its great facilities, technological advancements, wonderful staff, and dedicated volunteers. Our members and employees support of Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network will help ensure its tradition of medical excellence will continue for generations to come."

 Co-chaired by Dee Jay Mailer and Bert Kobayashi, the Campaign for Hawaii’s Children has raised $28.4 million toward a $30 million goal to fund the first phase of a multi-year master plan to rebuild Kapiolani Medical Center.

   The Phase 1 renovation and rebuild will allow family-centered care with private rooms in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. This will allow families to participate in their child's care around the clock. The rebuild will meet critical care needs of Hawaii’s keiki, as the Pacific region's sole tertiary referral center and Level III-B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The new facility will also provide teaching space to train Hawaii’s health care professionals in ObGyn and Pediatric care, via collaborative programs with the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and other organizations.

At the successful completion of the Five-In-Five project, a rehabilitation room in the new hospital wing will be named “Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids”.

   

Credit unions participating in Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids 5 In 5 fundraising have a big goal to meet—$500,000 in five years to benefit the new Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Give your fundraising efforts a big boost with CO-OP’s Miracle Match Program. (Kauai Community FCU and Aloha Pacific FCU each received $10,000 in matching funds for their 2013 fundraising events.)

Launched in 2008, CO-OP's Miracle Match Program is a $1 million philanthropic matching program that encourages credit unions, chapters and leagues to create and participate in local Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers. In Hawaii, all matching funds go directly to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital to benefit sick children in the community.

CO-OP teamed up with Credit Unions for Kids to offer CO-OP clients the option to add a transaction to allow members to make a donation at the ATM to CMN Hospitals when they conduct business at participating CO-OP ATM locations. All ATMs directly "driven" (controlled) by CO-OP are eligible for this feature. This would make a great campaign feature for a new fundraising event! 

Go to http://www.co-opfs.org/miracle-match/ for more information and to sign up.

Take advantage of this valuable How-To CMN fundraising toolkit
Your credit union’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Workplace Giving campaign will make a real, tangible difference in the lives of children and families in your community. Families who benefit from your credit union’s participation are your friends, neighbors, or even some of your own employees. All of the funds raised in your community will support the pediatric care, education, and research of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children – the only Children’s Miracle Hospital in Hawaii, serving all islands and the Pacific Basin.  Click here for a valuable toolkit to help your fundraising efforts…

101 ideas put the “fun” in your Children’s Miracle Network fundraising
Here’s the quickest way to jump start your fundraising project for Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. Tap into any one of the ideas in this guide and you will be on your way to a successful campaign. Click here for more…

Jean Matsumoto sticks with good things. When she retired in 2010 as president of the Independent Employers Group Federal Credit Union, she had been at the Hilo company for 45 years. For decades, Jean also supported Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. She regularly organized fundraiser events to support Hawaii's only pediatric specialty hospital, and she always encouraged employees and members to participate. Around Christmastime, she talks her son-in-law into dressing up as Santa Claus. "The kids just love it," Jean says. "They look forward to meeting Santa Claus and getting their picture taken. There's no cost; all we ask is that people make a donation to Kapiolani."

Little did Jean know that in February 2009, her family would rely on Kapiolani for a medical emergency. Her granddaughter, Kaylee, accidentally ingested a household chemical and was rushed to Hilo Medical Center. But the two-year-old needed specialized care—unavailable on the Big Island—so Kapiolani immediately dispatched its 24/7 Transport Team. They flew to Hilo and brought Kaylee and her father back to Oahu.

"We didn't realize how bad it was," Jean says. "Kapiolani doctors put her into a medically-induced coma for six days so her throat could heal. We were worried, but Kaylee really got the best care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit."

Since the incident, Jean is committed more than ever to supporting Kapiolani. She's grateful that Hawaii has a specialty children's hospital with a "terrific medical team and top-notch equipment." Hilo families have come forward with their own Kapiolani story, too, making Jean more aware of just how many families statewide and across the Pacific Region count on Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. "When we hear of children airlifted to Honolulu and they come back healthy and well, it makes me feel so good," she says. "People know Kapiolani gives children the best care. People in Hilo are very willing to contribute donations because they realize how great the hospital is." 
 

Today, Kaylee is a happy and healthy growing girl, spending time with her grandmother Jean in Hilo. As Hawaii's only full-service, pediatric-specialty hospital, Kapiolani provides services to all islands. In 2009 alone, the Pediatric Transport Team conducted more than 500 Neighbor Island transports. Without this team's help, these patients might not have received the care they needed when they needed it most.

on "August 10, 2016 7:05 am"

Bowling Registration Due


BOWLING REGISTRATION DUE THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 23!

on "June 14, 2016 7:05 am"

Mahalo to all Hawaii credit unions for raising $398,111 in donations to date

In the fall of 2013, Hawaii Credit Union League announced a pledge of $500,000 through Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network to rebuild and expand Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. This new initiative— named “5 In 5”—challenged credit unions to raise $500,000 in five years.

That pledge marked a new record for Hawaii Credit Unions, a long-term partner of Kapiolani Medical Center and its Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Credit Unions for Kids program. From 1998 to 2013, Hawaii credit unions raised over $650,000 for Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. All of the money we raise stays in Hawaii to benefit the programs, services, and outreach of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children – the only pediatric intensive care facility and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.

Half way through our third year of “5 In 5”, Hawaii’s credit unions have raised an astonishing $398,111! Thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication, our goal of raising $500,000 in five years is well within our reach.

From the beginning, Hawaii’s credit unions whole-heartedly embraced “5 In 5”. From bake sales and Miracle Balloon sales to golf and bowling tournaments and wine cork pulls, credit union employees, members, and officials sought creative ways to raise money for and awareness of the life-changing work at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. With generous “Miracle Matches” from CO-OP Financial Services, credit unions were able to substantially increase donations.

Mahalo to all and let’s continue to work toward our $500,000 goal!

Meet 2016 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Champion, Julie Kobayashi

Hawaii's Credit Unions 5 In 5 Marketing Materials with customizable ads featuring 2016 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Champion Julie Kobayshi
About Hawaii’s Credit Unions and 5 In 5 campaign
Download 5x10 color ad featuring Julie Kobayashi

Download color photo of Julie Kobayashi
5 In 5 Logo

Hawaii's Credit Unions for Kids logo
About Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

Fundraising supplies order form
Fundraising Toolkits

CO-OP Miracle Match information

on "December 18, 2015 7:05 am"

The Impact of a Dollar at Your Local Hospital

See the impact $100,000 could make at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, the state's ONLY Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Get Involved

  • $100,000 - Childlife Specialist (1 year)
  • $48,000 - MRI Scan
  • $31,000 - Dialysis Unit
  • $17,750 - Cardiac Defribillator
  • $6,250 - Ventillator
  • $2,000 - Pediatric Wheel Chair
  • $500 - Fetal Heart Monitor
on "November 09, 2015 7:05 am"

Holiday Icons make the fundraising season bright

Thank you for supporting Hawaii's Credit Unions for Kids "5 In 5" fundraising campaign. We are closing in on our second successful year of raising funds for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and are about half way to our goal of $500,000 in five years!

Help us end this year on a bright note by participating in the Children's Miracle Network/Credit Unions for Kids Holiday Icon Campaign.

CAMPAIGN DATES: November 15– December 31
Supplies and shipping are free of charge

One hundred percent of the funds you raise will stay local to support Kapiolani and kids in our community. And you can do it at NO CHARGE to your credit union.

Click here for details and to order your supply of Holiday Icons.

on "September 09, 2015 7:05 am"

Wear Jeans. Help Kids. Miracle Jeans Day.


Miracle Jeans Day is the second Credit Union for Kids’ national fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network. When your employees donate $5, they can sport their favorite jeans on Wednesday, September 9. With a $25 donation, they can pair their jeans with a free Miracle Jeans Day t-shirt, which was specially designed for participating credit unions. CU4Kids also has pre-printed stickers as well as FREE paper icons for Miracle Jeans Day so members can join in the fun.

All the money we raise in Hawaii benefits Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Miracle Jeans Day is an easy way your credit union can help us reach our 5 In 5 goal of raising $500,000 in five years. Please register your credit union today so we can recognize your participation.

Click here for more information on Miracle Jeans Day, including promotional materials, newsletter articles, and graphics.

Download Hawaii-specific marketing materials

Miracle Jeans Day Goal tracking poster

Miracle Jeans Day poster

Miracle Jeans Day web banner

on "July 07, 2015 7:05 am"

Get fit, raise funds! CUs encouraged to take on new challenge to raise money for 5 In 5 initiative

Our first year of 5 In 5 was truly successful, with credit unions raising nearly $140,000 toward our $500,000, five year goal. All of the money raised will benefit Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children through the Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. This year, credit unions across the state are working bake sales, craft fairs, Miracle Balloon drives, and golf tournaments to once again exceed our goal. Children’s Miracle Network offers way to raise funds, have fun, and get fit. Click here for more…

on "June 23, 2015 7:05 am"

The shopping totes are here!

Mahalo to our participating credit unions for your commitment to Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids 5 In 5 fundraising initiative. Now that you have the shopping totes, here are five simple steps to making sure they sell like crazy!

Step 1: Promote the suggested selling price $5.00 per bag.(Approximately $2 per bag goes to the 5 In 5 fundraising effort.)

Step 2: Download and print this flyer to promote your shopping tote sale.

Step 3: Go to www.hcul.org/5In5 for ready to use marketing materials promoting Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network, the 5 In 5 initiative, and this year’s Champion representing Hawaii, Taylor Tagatac.

Step 4: Proforma Favorable Impressions has a limited supply of shopping totes on hand to be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to order.

**Step 5: After deducting your expense for the totes, submit collected funds raised directly to:

Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network and indicate “5 In 5 donation tote” on the check and send to:

Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network
55 Merchant Street, STE 2600
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Attention: Raelene Balidoy

**If you plan on applying for a CO-OP Miracle Match, please follow the directions on that web site! The donation submission method is different than the one detailed above.

(Optional Step) Matching Funds Program:

Launched in 2008, CO-OP's Miracle Match Program is a $1 million philanthropic matching program that encourages credit unions, chapters and leagues to create and participate in local Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers. In Hawaii, all matching funds go directly to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital to benefit sick children in the community.

Go to http://www.co-opfs.org/miracle-match/ for more information and to apply.
 

Questions? Contact Dianne-Midori Lee or Laurie Moore at the League, 941.0556 or toll free at 1.888.331.5646 (JOIN). Beginning July 1, 2015, Oahu joins its neighbor island counterparts in the ban on plastic shopping bags.

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Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) offers a solution for consumers that will benefit local children and the environment at the same time.

Hawaii’s credit unions are selling colorful, durable, reusable shopping bags to raise awareness and funds for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children through its Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. The design theme “Mauka to Makai—Save the 'Aina for the Children” represents the conservation effort of “going green” by not using plastic shopping bags. Art gallery quality scenes representing Mauka (Mountains) and Makai (Ocean) grace the sides of this bag as well as Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids brand.

In the fall of 2013, HCUL launched an initiative to help build a new Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. The unified campaign is called 5 In 5 and the goal is to raise $500,000 in five years.

Since 1998, Hawaii’s credit unions have united to raise funds for Kapiolani through the Credit Unions for Kids/Children’s Miracle Network. In that time, over $750,000 has been raised that ultimately benefit the children of Hawaii through the programs and services of Hawaii’s only pediatric intensive care hospital – Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

“5 In 5 is a renewed effort to ensure the mission and outreach of Kapiolani continues through its new state of the art facility,” said Laurie Okawa Moore, HCUL Communications Officer. “Credit unions have raised nearly $140,000 in the first year of 5 In 5. Our new shopping bag initiative will help us reach our ongoing fundraising goals and will help consumers comply with the plastic shopping bag ban.”

Hawaii Credit Union League has partnered with locally owned Proforma Favorable Impressions (pfihawaii.com) to produce the reusable shopping bags. For more information contact participating credit unions or Hawaii Credit Union League at 808.941.0556. If your credit union would like to sell these bags, Proforma Favorable Impressions has a limited supply on hand. Please contact Milt Yamada at 808.271.1517.

Participating Credit Unions:

  • Garden Isle Federal Credit Union (Kauai) Ph. 808.245.2712
  • Hawaii Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.847.1371
  • Hawaii First Federal Credit Union (Hawaii Island) Ph. 808.885.7349
  • Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph.808.832.8700
  • Hickam Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph.808.423.1391
  • HONEA Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.841.2473
  • NAVFAC Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.422.0577
  • OTS Employees Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.848.4408
  • Times Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.831.0986
  • Windward Community Federal Credit Union (Oahu) Ph. 808.254.3566
on "June 12, 2015 7:05 am"

Meet Taylor Tagatac - 2015 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Champion

UPDATED Hawaii's Credit Unions 5 In 5 Marketing Materials with customizable ads featuring 2015 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Champion Taylor Tagatac
About Hawaii’s Credit Unions and 5 In 5 campaign
Two articles for your member newsletters
Photo of Taylor with therapy dog Tucker
5x5 ad for your member newsletter
5x10 ad for your member newsletter
5 In 5 Logo
About Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

Fundraising supplies order form
Fundraising Toolkits

NEW! Shopping Tote Bag Ad

on "May 05, 2015 7:05 am"

We exceeded our first year goal!

Congratulations to all participating credit unions and supporters!

On Friday, April 24, 2015, a ceremonial check was presented by League Chairman Alan Arai (at right) to Kapiolani Medical Center Executive Director of Philanthropy Thomas Mundell and CEO Martha Smith. The presentation was witnessed by hundreds of credit union delegates from across the state and national industry leaders during the 77th Hawaii Credit Union League Annual Convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Congratulations Hawaii credit unions! Together we raised $137,909 in the first year of our five year goal. Through bake sales, craft fairs, golf and bowling tournaments and so much more, Hawaii's credit unions worked diligently together to raise this amazing amount to benefit Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. A special Mahalo to CO-OP Financial Services for all the Miracle Matches that helped us reach our goal.

on "February 24, 2015 7:05 am"

First annual bowling fundraiser

Hawaii Credit Union League held its first annual bowling fundraiser to benefit Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

The CU Ohana Bowl-o-Rama on Sunday, Feb. 2 kicked off the 2015 fundraising season with 100 bowlers and nearly 40 of their cheerleading brethren at Aiea Bowl. Total funds raised will be posted once we have the numbers. A great big MAHALO to participating credit unions, business partners, friends, and family for making this a huge success!

CU Ohana Bowl-O-Rama Participants

Aloha Pacific FCU
Ashford & Wriston
Catalyst Corporate FCU
CU Pacific Audit Solutions
Hawaii Central FCU
Hawaiian Electric EFCU
Hawaiian Tel FCU
HawaiiUSA FCU
Hickam FCU
Honolulu Fire Department FCU
John M. Floyd & Associates
McBryde FCU
Pearl Harbor FCU
Schofield FCU

Door Prize Sponsors

Aloha Pacific FCU
Ashford & Wriston
Edward Enterprises
Expressions Portrait Design
Hawaiian Tel FCU
HawaiiUSA FCU
Hickam FCU
Honolulu Fire Department FCU
John M. Floyd & Associates
LSC
McBryde FCU


Aloha Pacific FCU and CU Pacific Audit Solutions

Ashford & Wriston, Attorneys at Law

CU Pacific Audit Solutions

Hawaii Central FCU

Hawaii Central FCU

Hawaiian Electric EFCU

Hawaiian Tel FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

HawaiiUSA FCU

Hawaii Credit Union League

Hickam FCU

Honolulu Fire Department FCU

McBryde FCU

Pearl Harbor FCU

Raelene Balidoy and Amanda Price, Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network, with HCUL President Dennis Tanimoto.

HCUL staff Wendy Kishida and Tracy Aiwohi greet bowlers before the tournament.

Step One: Choose your ball wisely.

Step Two: Focus, focus, focus!

Step Three: Approach with enthusiasm.

Step Four: Strike a Victory Pose!

Hickam FCU took first place in the "A" category.

Schofield FCU took first place in the "B" category.

Hickam FCU's Brian Sawai had the highest individual score in the "A" category.

Schofield FCU's Leonard Sumile scored the highest in the individual "B" category.
Hawaii Credit Union League staff sends a big Mahalo to all who participated and supported our first annual CU Ohana Bowl-O-Rama!

 

on "December 31, 2014 7:05 am"

Sweet Success for Kahului FCU

Kahului FCU closed out the year by raising $1,197.00 for the HCUL 5 in 5 to benefit the Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network.The money was raised through the sale of World's Finest Chocolates.
Seated L to R: Anya Rowa, Gene Rivera & Ruby Ramos. Back Row:  Guy, Susan Emura, Stacey Nikaido, Jana Hema, Leilani Kaopuiki, Wendy Kina, Sally Hernandez, Cynthia Sakamoto, Quincy Leong and Debbie Ajifu.

on "November 05, 2014 7:05 am"

Hickam FCU presents their check

Staff at Hickam FCU presented their check, representing funds raised through a raffle and canister coin collecting. The credit union also participated in the Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids in August.

After 15 years of successful giving, Hawaii’s credit unions are embarking on an ambitious project to benefit the children of our islands. Your League announced a pledge through Kapiolani’s Children's Miracle Network of $500,000 to the Campaign for Hawaii’s Children to rebuild and expand Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.Called "5 In 5", the program aims to raise $500,000 in five years. The pledge marks a new record for Hawaii credit unions, a long-term partner of Kapiolani Medical Center and its Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Credit Unions for Kids program.

   "Like leagues and credit unions throughout the nation, Hawaii Credit Union League and the credit unions of Hawaii have embraced Children’s Miracle Network and its “Credit Unions for Kids” program as a major fund-raising initiative.,” said Dennis Tanimoto, president of Hawaii Credit Union League.  “Best of all, funds raised in Hawaii stay in Hawaii to benefit pediatric programs at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children—which has facilitated many miracles for the children of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin for decades,"

    This gesture of care also marks a special occasion for donations in Hawaii as both entities are not-for-profit organizations looking to serve local families who otherwise cannot afford quality care. "Our history with Hawaii’s Credit Unions is a long and rich one and we are proud to be partnered with an organization that year over year, has increased their donations to the community. Hawaii’s credit unions truly care about our community," Kapiolani Medical Center CEO Martha Smith shared.

   Smith said to date, the 15-year relationship between Kapiolani and Hawaii’s credit unions raised more than $650,000.

    Tanimoto added the connection with Kapiolani Medical Center expands beyond keeping all donations in Hawaii, it is also a matter of personal ties with the hospital.

   "My wife and I, as well as our two children and now three grandchildren, were all born at Kapiolani, so we are well aware of its great facilities, technological advancements, wonderful staff, and dedicated volunteers. Our members and employees support of Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network will help ensure its tradition of medical excellence will continue for generations to come."

 Co-chaired by Dee Jay Mailer and Bert Kobayashi, the Campaign for Hawaii’s Children has raised $28.4 million toward a $30 million goal to fund the first phase of a multi-year master plan to rebuild Kapiolani Medical Center.

   The Phase 1 renovation and rebuild will allow family-centered care with private rooms in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. This will allow families to participate in their child's care around the clock. The rebuild will meet critical care needs of Hawaii’s keiki, as the Pacific region's sole tertiary referral center and Level III-B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The new facility will also provide teaching space to train Hawaii’s health care professionals in ObGyn and Pediatric care, via collaborative programs with the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and other organizations.

At the successful completion of the Five-In-Five project, a rehabilitation room in the new hospital wing will be named “Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids”.

   

Credit unions participating in Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids 5 In 5 fundraising have a big goal to meet—$500,000 in five years to benefit the new Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Give your fundraising efforts a big boost with CO-OP’s Miracle Match Program. (Kauai Community FCU and Aloha Pacific FCU each received $10,000 in matching funds for their 2013 fundraising events.)

Launched in 2008, CO-OP's Miracle Match Program is a $1 million philanthropic matching program that encourages credit unions, chapters and leagues to create and participate in local Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers. In Hawaii, all matching funds go directly to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital to benefit sick children in the community.

CO-OP teamed up with Credit Unions for Kids to offer CO-OP clients the option to add a transaction to allow members to make a donation at the ATM to CMN Hospitals when they conduct business at participating CO-OP ATM locations. All ATMs directly "driven" (controlled) by CO-OP are eligible for this feature. This would make a great campaign feature for a new fundraising event! 

Go to http://www.co-opfs.org/miracle-match/ for more information and to sign up.

Take advantage of this valuable How-To CMN fundraising toolkit
Your credit union’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Workplace Giving campaign will make a real, tangible difference in the lives of children and families in your community. Families who benefit from your credit union’s participation are your friends, neighbors, or even some of your own employees. All of the funds raised in your community will support the pediatric care, education, and research of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children – the only Children’s Miracle Hospital in Hawaii, serving all islands and the Pacific Basin.  Click here for a valuable toolkit to help your fundraising efforts…

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Jean Matsumoto sticks with good things. When she retired in 2010 as president of the Independent Employers Group Federal Credit Union, she had been at the Hilo company for 45 years. For decades, Jean also supported Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. She regularly organized fundraiser events to support Hawaii's only pediatric specialty hospital, and she always encouraged employees and members to participate. Around Christmastime, she talks her son-in-law into dressing up as Santa Claus. "The kids just love it," Jean says. "They look forward to meeting Santa Claus and getting their picture taken. There's no cost; all we ask is that people make a donation to Kapiolani."

Little did Jean know that in February 2009, her family would rely on Kapiolani for a medical emergency. Her granddaughter, Kaylee, accidentally ingested a household chemical and was rushed to Hilo Medical Center. But the two-year-old needed specialized care—unavailable on the Big Island—so Kapiolani immediately dispatched its 24/7 Transport Team. They flew to Hilo and brought Kaylee and her father back to Oahu.

"We didn't realize how bad it was," Jean says. "Kapiolani doctors put her into a medically-induced coma for six days so her throat could heal. We were worried, but Kaylee really got the best care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit."

Since the incident, Jean is committed more than ever to supporting Kapiolani. She's grateful that Hawaii has a specialty children's hospital with a "terrific medical team and top-notch equipment." Hilo families have come forward with their own Kapiolani story, too, making Jean more aware of just how many families statewide and across the Pacific Region count on Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. "When we hear of children airlifted to Honolulu and they come back healthy and well, it makes me feel so good," she says. "People know Kapiolani gives children the best care. People in Hilo are very willing to contribute donations because they realize how great the hospital is." 
 

Today, Kaylee is a happy and healthy growing girl, spending time with her grandmother Jean in Hilo. As Hawaii's only full-service, pediatric-specialty hospital, Kapiolani provides services to all islands. In 2009 alone, the Pediatric Transport Team conducted more than 500 Neighbor Island transports. Without this team's help, these patients might not have received the care they needed when they needed it most.