Real estate broker foundation starts food campaign
The nonprofit Hawaii Realtors Charitable Foundation recently launched their second annual #OneCanIfCan food drive to support Hawaiian food banks.
Non-perishable groceries can be donated to dozens of locations across the country, as well as pop-up supermarket collection points, through August 31. For a full list of locations, visit www.hawaiirealtors.com/fooddrive. Donations of money are also accepted. All donations go to their respective island boards.
The Hawaii Realtors Charitable Foundation raised $ 14,000 in monetary donations and £ 3,700 non-perishable groceries during their inaugural grocery drive in September and October 2020. This year the foundation hopes to deliver tens of thousands of meals to the island’s tables with a goal of raising $ 50,000 and 8,000 pounds of food.
According to the Hawaii Foodbank, a US $ 10 donation will help provide groceries for 25 meals.
“The Hawaii Realtors Charitable Foundation recognizes the incredible strain on our blackboards during the COVID-19 pandemic as one in six Hawaiian residents struggles with hunger,” said Moana Andersen, president of the foundation. “Even a small donation makes a big difference in helping families in need.”
Founded in 2020 with a donation of $ 50,000 to food banks across Hawaii, the foundation serves local communities by supporting charities and their efforts to serve those in need. The foundation is established by the state-wide professional trade organization Hawaii Realtors.
HPM Foundation awards college scholarships
The HPM Foundation has awarded five college graduates and two students from Hawaii Community College college scholarships of $ 1,000 and $ 750, respectively, to support upcoming college expenses and academic achievement.
“HPM is committed to developing our next generation of leaders in Hawaii,” said Jason Fujimoto, President and CEO of HPM Building Supply. “We are proud that these scholarships help seven students continue their education here at home and look forward to being a small part of what they will achieve in the future.”
Since 1973, the HPM Foundation has awarded the Barney S. Fujimoto Memorial Scholarship in memory of Barney S. Fujimoto, a second generation director of HPM Building Supply, who had a very strong belief in the benefits of higher education. Scholars will receive US $ 1,000 and are selected based on academic excellence and years of community service experience, and must be enrolled full-time in a University of Hawaii systems school.
This year’s winners were:
• Miriam Mendoza Martinez, who recently graduated from Konawaena High School, Island of Hawaii, will be majoring in Exploratory Health Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
• Marques Kahawaii recently graduated from Honokaa High School on the Island of Hawaii and will study astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
• Cienna Abara, who recently graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy on Oahu and is studying Exploration Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
• Lorna De La Cruz, who recently graduated from James Campbell High School, Oahu, will be majoring in Education at the University of Hawaii, West Oahu.
• Aimee Lam, who recently graduated from James B. Campbell High School, Oahu, will be majoring in the humanities at Windward Community College.
The Building Future Builders’ Scholarship is awarded to two selected students on the Hawaii Community College Carpentry program. A $ 750 scholarship for their sophomore year in the program was awarded to Nicholas Lucas, who is attending the carpentry program at Hawaii Community College, and Vallerina Sorcy, who is attending the carpentry program.