Hawaii Community FCU collects school supplies for local keiki

Posted by Laurie Okawa-Moore
on "October 22, 2018 10:40 am"

Thousands of students returning to school after fall break are still enjoying their backpacks, notebooks, writing tools and more, collected by Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU), Pacific Media Group, and Hawaii Island United Way during the Kako’o I Na Keiki Back To School Supply Drive.

More than 7,200 items were donated to 30 elementary schools across Hawaii Island. The drive included drop offs at each of HCFCU’s branches, a radio remote event at the Kaloko branch and collecting monetary donations to purchase additional items.

“Our credit union and community support our keiki each year and we want every child and teacher to have the best school experience possible,” said HCFCU President and CEO Tricia Buskirk. 

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, federally insured financial institution owned by its 40,000 members.  HCFCU’s branches are located in Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala, and its first branch in Hilo will open soon. Additionally, HCFCU has Student Credit Unions in Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena High Schools. HCFCU provides service minded financial professionals that will help facilitate mortgage, land, construction, small business, education, personal and auto loans.

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Members of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, Pacific Media Group-KAPA FM, University of Hawaii – Palamanui, Konawaena High School Student Credit Union, Kealakehe High School Interact Club, and Hālau Ka‘eaikahelelani gathered to pack and distribute 7,217 school supplies collected for the Kako’o I Na Keiki Back To School Supply Drive.