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Hot Shots – 11/15/23

Federal Credit Union Funds The Food Bank

Hickam Federal Credit Union presented Jennifer Onishi (center), Hawai‘i Foodbank director of corporate relations and partnerships, with a donation of $7,300 at its Pearl City branch. During this year’s annual fundraiser, donors were given the option of designating their contribution to Maui Food Bank to offier support to Lahaina residents. Onishi is pictured with (from left) Hickam FCU’s president/CEO Scott Kaulukukui, greeter Marsha Sarono, senior vice president of operations Drezleen Oshiro and senior vice president of finance Lance Soma. PHOTO COURTESY HICKAM FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Grants Help Nonprofits Address Digital Equity

Representatives from Hawaiian Telcom and the Bell Charitable Foundation pose with leaders of six nonprofits that received digital equity grants totaling $140,000. The organizations include Acton Digital Academy, Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders, Hawai‘i Care Choices, HawaiiKidsCAN, Pālama Settlement and Purple Mai‘a Foundation. Pictured are (from left) Geraldine Ibarra, senior community relations manager, Hawaiian Telcom; Michelle Hall, social impact director, altafiber/Bell Charitable Foundation; Sasha Kamahele, co-owner, Acton Digital Academy; Jaffer Dakroub, Acton Digital Academy student; Sam Aiona, executive director, Pālama Settlement; AJ Halagao, chair, HawaiiKidsCAN; Su Shin, president, Hawaiian Telcom and Bell Charitable Foundation board member; Brenda Ho, CEO, Hawai‘i Care Choices; Nicole Brodie, operations director, Purple Mai‘a Foundation; Katie Chang, executive director, Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders; and Shayna Flannery, community engagement manager, altafiber. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAIIAN TELCOM

Student Training Program ‘Climbs HI’

Fifty Farrington High School students were awarded Lean Six Sigma Certifications during a school ceremony on Sept. 28. The juniors and seniors volunteered at this year’s Made in Hawai‘i Festival, helping with setup, check-in, customer service and parking management. They then integrated those experiences by creating presentations on how to improve the guest check-in process for future events. Pictured are Farrington High School students (front, from left) Jaden Manibog, Hyacinth Relosimon and Jace Apuya, and (back) Stephanie Dalinoc, Dayna Robinson, Angelika Agodong, Sofia Tadifa, Clareese Lopez, Aila Galario, Ally Lazo and Dearest Edgar. PHOTO COURTESY CLIMBHI