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Hawaiian Electric donations touch communities across Oʻahu

Hawaiian Electric has contributed a total of $73,000 to the following Oʻahu nonprofit organizations in support of community programs, environmental sustainability, health and human services, and STEM education:

  • Aloha Medical Mission -- for continued operation of the only free dental clinic on Oʻahu
  • Friends of Honolulu City Lights -- for the annual Electric Light Parade on Dec. 5, 2015
  • Hawaii FIRST Lego League -- for the 2015 State Championship Tournament on Oʻahu,
    Dec. 5, 2015
  • Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation -- for the Oʻahu and
    State 2016 MATHCOUNTS® competitions
  • Hawaii Space Grant Consortium -- for the annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of
    Discovery held recently, and the 2015 Middle and High School Hawaiʻi State VEX
    Championships to be held Dec. 11-12, 2015
  • HUGS (Help Understanding & Group Support) -- to expand peer support and respite
    programs in West and Central Oʻahu for families with seriously ill children
  • Kaʻala Farms -- for the Mālama ʻĀina School Internship Program to benefit Waiʻanae
    Coast high school juniors and seniors interested in exploring careers in resource
    management and native Hawaiian practices and traditions
  • Re-Use Hawaii -- for a community pick-up program that will facilitate waste reduction of reusable building materials



About Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO)
For more than 100 years, Hawaiian Electric Company has provided the energy that has fueled the islands' development from a Hawaiian kingdom to a modern state. Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO), and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company, Ltd. (MECO), and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO), serves 95% of the state's 1.2 million residents on the islands of O`ahu, Maui, Hawai`i Island, Lana`i and Moloka`i.

The energy we use is an essential but limited resource necessary to maintaining our quality of life. In a changing world, Hawaiian Electric has evolved to offer more than electricity.

Today, the company also provides energy solutions to help customers save money and use energy more efficiently. Hawaiian Electric also continues to pursue the use of more clean, renewable energy alternatives to help ensure a sustainable future for our islands.

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

Hawaiian Electric Company is dedicated to our community in which we live, work and serve. Rooted in Hawaii and one of the largest companies in the State, Hawaiian Electric takes the concept of malama pono -- to care for and serve -- to heart. The company and our employees have a long tradition of contributing with dollars, time and talent. Corporate citizenship is crucial to Hawaiian Electric's overall business plan because strong communities are essential to the success of the company, our employees and our customers.

Company and employee volunteerism is encouraged and every month, employees walk, run or provide manpower to dozens of non-profits throughout the State. Hawaiian Electric's corporate giving philosophy gives priority to projects that help families, promote education and protect the environment.

The company also sponsors robotics programs and events that promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education, as well as the SunPower for Schools program bringing solar electric power to select schools, the Solar Sprint event where students design, build and race cars using solar power, and the Home Energy Challenge, a school-based competition encouraging elementary school students and their families to reduce energy use at home, among other programs.

For nearly a decade, Hawaiian Electric volunteers have provided manpower, bucket trucks and ladders to install Christmas lights at the Kaimuki Community Park and playground before the annual Kaimuki Christmas Parade in December.

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