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- Boys and Girls Club Hawaii Receives $21,000 Grant from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation
Boys and Girls Club Hawaii Receives $21,000 Grant from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation
(Honolulu, Hawaii, November 8, 2013) – Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) has received a $21,000 grant from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, according to an announcement today by Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank’s president and chief executive officer. The grant will make it possible for BGCH’s Technology Program to purchase new computers for use by over 200 students.
BGCH’s Technology Program, designed for youth ages 10 to 17, is available at various sites and offers valuable learning opportunities for kids to develop the computer and technical skills needed for success. Since 1960, BGCH provides a safe, positive environment for Hawaii’s youth on Oahu and Kauai to achieve life-long skills to reach their full potential. Core programs include: health and fitness, education and career development, arts and crafts, and character and leadership development.
The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation is the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank. In 2012, the Foundation and Bank supported over 400 non-profit organizations in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan with more than $2.5 million in donations. The Foundation funds education, health care, human services, and the arts.
First Hawaiian Bank (fhb.com), with assets of $16.7 billion, was founded in 1858 and is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank. The bank operates 57 branches in Hawaii, three in Guam, and two in Saipan.