Hot Shots – 12/14/22

Donation Strengthens Local Families

7-Eleven Hawai‘i has donated more than $56,000 to Help, Understanding & Group Support (HUGS) on behalf of its vendors, partners and customers. These funds will support HUGS’s mission to strengthen Hawai‘i’s families as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child. Pictured are 7-Eleven Hawai‘i marketing manager Annika Streng (left) and HUGS executive director Joan Naguwa. PHOTO COURTESY 7-ELEVEN HAWAI‘I

Grant Supports Initiative To End Hunger

Nareit Hawai‘i presented The Salvation Army with a grant of $25,000 to support its “Love Beyond Thanksgiving” initiative to help feed families, children and the elderly on O‘ahu. The Salvation Army reports that demand for food by the public in response to hunger has increased 50% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured are (from left) Gladys Quinto Marrone, executive director, Nareit Hawai‘i; Maj. Phil Lum, divisional commander, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands; and Betsy Kim, director of corporate engagement and government relations, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. PHOTO COURTESY NAREIT HAWAI‘I

Scholarships Pave A Brighter Future

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Shidler College of Business’ annual scholarship luncheon returned to an in-person event at Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Thanks to the generosity and backing of alumni, friends and the business community, 315 scholarships totaling nearly $1.1 million were awarded to students. PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MĀNOA