Hot Shots – 9/13/23

Serving Up A Gift For Musicians

After honoring Henry Kapono with its 2023 Ho‘okahiko Award, Duke’s Waikīkī also made a $5,000 donation to the longtime entertainer’s foundation.

The funds will assist the Henry Kapono Foundation with various initiatives, including its Emergency Basic Essentials Relief Program, which provides aid to music industry professionals affected by the recent wildfires on Maui. Kapono (right) is pictured with the restaurant’s general manager, Drew Crocker. PHOTO COURTESY DUKE’S WAIKĪKĪ

Making A Difference One Plate At A Time

Finance Factors Family of Cos. raised $13,000 from its annual charity banquet to benefit Kupu, a nonprofit that provides hands-on training in conversation, sustainability and environmental education for young adults. More than 1,200 breakfast plates were prepared and purchased for $8 each at the charity event. Pictured are employees from both Finance Factors and Kupu. They are (from left) McKenna Noland, Maeghan Castillo, Darcie Yukimura, Kaulana McCabe, Matthew Bauer, Rob and Sloane Nelson, Jen and Russell Lau, Greg Kawakami, Yvonne Yoro, Gage Bassett, Joey Cronin, and Joy Barua. PHOTO COURTESY FINANCE FACTORS FAMILY OF COS.

Volunteers Host Drive, Assemble Hygiene Kits For Youth

First Hawaiian Bank employees recently hosted a clothing and necessity drive at Ke‘elikolani Middle School, where bank employees, along with friends and family, volunteered their time to assemble 500-plus hygiene kits for students as part of the bank’s Community Care program. More than 600 pounds of gently used clothing, bedding, towels, backpacks, children’s books, personal hygiene supplies, snacks and school supplies were collected. PHOTO COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK