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Hot Shots – 3/9/22

Association Builds Upon Good Deeds

General Contractors Association of Hawai‘i selected HUGS as the recipient of its Give Back to the Community program this year and raised $35,577 through donations from members. Pictured are (from left) Cheryl Walthall, executive director of GCA; Joan Naguwa, executive director of HUGS; and Emmett Kinney, 2021 GCA president. PHOTO COURTESY GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF HAWAI‘I

CBP Foundation Supports Youth Nonprofit

Central Pacific Bank Foundation donated $100,000 to conservation and youth education nonprofit Kupu. The funds will support the organization’s environmental education department. Specifically, the money will benefit students and teachers at 10 intermediate and high schools on O’ahu, as well as 25 Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge teams composed of 38 student leads from 18 schools across the state. PHOTO COURTESY KUPU