Hawaii Central FCU’s “paw-sitive” impact on no-kill animal shelter

on "September 04, 2019 9:52 am"

Hawaii Central FCU and its members donated over 1,400 pounds of pet supplies (worth about $1,300) and a $250 check to Oahu SPCA as a part of their quarterly community outreach efforts. The contribution will provide several months’ worth of essential supplies for rescued animals

Recognizing Oahu SPCA’s unique needs following a burglary in September 2018, Hawaii Central’s employees selected the nonprofit as their community organization to support. After meeting with SPCA to better understand their needs, Hawaii Central began a pet supply drive in each of its branches, encouraging members and staff to donate necessary supplies or make a monetary donation to purchase supplies.

Through in-branch promotions, social media, and fundraising lunches, Hawaii Central raised over $1,500, amounting in a donation of more than 1,400 pounds of pet supplies. Supplies included dog and cat food, kitty litter, paper towels, pet bedding, cleaning supplies, cat towers, toys and towels.

Oahu SPCA General Manager Caren Chang is grateful for Hawaii Central’s support. “We were surprised and inspired by Hawaii Central’s initiative. We plan to kick start a program to encourage more businesses to follow Hawaii Central’s lead and create fundraising drives to support Hawaii’s local nonprofits and community.”

The donation from Hawaii Central is part of the credit union’s community outreach program to make a difference in the community. Each quarter, the Hawaii Central team selects a local nonprofit to support from the categories of animal welfare, environment, keiki, or ohana care that aligns with their core values.

The Oahu SPCA was founded in April 2009 as a “no-kill” shelter, rescuing animals suffering from abuse, neglect, and abandonment all over the island.

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