Caring for the Community One School at a Time

Over seven Saturdays in the summer of 2015, First Hawaiian Bank lent more than 1,000 pairs of helping hands to 21 Hawaii public schools and 3 bus stop restoration projects in Guam.

FHB teamed up with local non-profit Hawaii 3R’s to execute what the 3 “R’s” stand for: “Repair, Remodel and Restore” in schools. FHB employees restriped parking lots, sidewalks, curbs and even playground hopscotches at schools on Hawaii Island including Hilo High, Honokaa High and Waiakea High Schools and at schools all over Oahu including Nanakuli Elementary and Waianae High School, Waipahu Elementary and Waipahu Intermediate, Kaala Elementary and Solomon Elementary Schools.

“As a community bank, helping schools in the neighborhoods we serve is our way of building stronger communities for us all” said Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank Chairman and CEO.  Harrison along with employees from all areas of the bank including senior managers to neighborhood tellers and wealth advisors could have been seen scrunched over with paint brushes and rollers giving back to the communities the bank has been a part of for generations. Hawaii 3R’s partners with other companies and organizations on maintenance projects in Hawaii public schools to help alleviate the Department of Education’s $640 million repair and maintenance backlog.

On Maui, FHB employees rolled up their sleeves planting and harvesting dry land taro for Maui Farms, Inc. while employees on Kauai helped the Kauai Philippine Cultural Center clear and clean vegetation to prepare the site for their new cultural center.  FHB employees in Guam also picked up paint brushes and committed their Saturdays to beautifying bus stops.

Group photo of First Hawaiian Bank employees of Maui
Maui Farms, Inc. - August 15, 2015
Volunteer painting the sidewalk
Leihoku Elementary School - August 8, 2015
Volunteers working together to patch a wall
Guam Bus Stop Beautification - August 29, 2015
Volunteers repainting lines on the sidewalk
Honokaa Elementary & High School - August 22, 2015

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