Hot Shots – 3/13/24

Nonprofit Receives Donation From Bank

HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support) was awarded $21,000.50 from First Hawaiian Bank as part of the financial institution’s annual Kōkua Mai employee giving campaign. Pictured are (from left) Trevor Ward, HUGS dad; Alex Wereszczynskyj, development director, HUGS; Maureen Purington, executive director, HUGS; Susan Soken, vice president of advertising, First Hawaiian Bank; and Tristan Fung, HUGS dad. PHOTO COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK

Elks Club Supports Those With Dementia

Honolulu Elks Lodge 616 donated $10,000 to support Hawai‘i’s Alzheimer’s Association and its efforts in helping Maui families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Pictured (from left) are Justin George, director of development, Alzheimer’s Association; Calvin Hara, exalted ruler, Honolulu Elks Lodge 616; Ivy Castellanos, director of programs, Alzheimer’s Association; and LJ Duenas, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association.

Law Firm Raises Funds For Community

Cades Schutte LLP, Hawai‘i’s largest law firm, continued its annual Aloha United Way pledge campaign and raised more than $17,000 for the nonprofit. The funds were a combination of gifts from the firm’s attorneys and staff, along with a donation from The Cades Foundation.