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Corporate Citizenship: Companies Giving Back

Pacific Business News17 Apr, 2020

Spectrum donated $5,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank, as part of the company’s community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants. The funding will allow the food bank to provide food for more than 12,000 meals to individuals and families in need.

HomeWorld Furniture donated $7,950 to HUGS, Help, Understanding & Group Support, for Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families. Funds were raised from customer donations through HomeWorld Furniture’s Stressless “Chairity” promotion throughout Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.

The Locations Foundation, the independent real estate firm’s charitable foundation, announced the following contributions to local nonprofit organizations that support Hawaii residents affected by the coronavirus:

• 25,000 surgical masks, a $21,000 value, to be distributed to local hospitals and nonprofit organizations that work with the public.

• $5,000 to Hawaii Meals on Wheels, which continues to deliver meals to its most vulnerable clients.

• $5,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank, which has seen a dramatic increase in demand for food.

• $1,750 to Hawaiian Hope to purchase 500 computer mice to complete full computer packages that are distributed to families and children in need of a computer.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Hawaii, a chapter of the global Entrepreneurs’ Organization, donated $10,000 in protective face masks to The Queen’s Medical Center and other medical providers on Oahu.

Teddy's Bigger Burgers donated 100 meals to The Queen's Medical Center as a "thank you" for its work on the frontlines treating coronavirus patients in the Islands.

Homebridge Hawaii, a mortgage lending firm, is delivering meals to hospital workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, in partnership with nonprofit med4ourworld. Homebridge delivered 100 meals to The Queen’s Medical Center. Later this month the privately-held firm plans to deliver meals to several other Hawaii health centers including Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

To help combat the lack of supplies in the Islands, Ohana Health Plan donated 26,000 units of personal protective equipment to Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management, which coordinates supplies and equipment for health care providers to be distributed to local hospitals.

To support the farmers of Kuilima Farms and the North Shore community during the coronavirus pandemic, Turtle Bay Resort and Pono Pacific have launched the COVID-19 Farmer Produce Purchase Assistance Program. Over the next three months, Pono Pacific will coordinate the purchase of fresh produce grown on the agricultural lands mauka of the Turtle Bay Resort, which will be donated to the Resort’s team members and North Shore residents.