Bank of Hawaii adds $25,000 as United Way corporate donation

The hits just keep on coming for the Kauai United Way.

After already eclipsing the $555,555 campaign goal for 2005, a feat not accomplished for several years, Kirk Nakamoto got the honors of delivering a large check to Kauai United Way leaders and volunteers recently.

It was a short walk for Nakamoto, Bank of Hawaii vice president, to go from the Bank of Hawaii location on Rice Street in Lihu‘e to the Kauai United Way office in the Lihue Plantation Building for the presentation.

The check for $25,000 represents bank leaders’ corporate contribution, Nakamoto explained.

This donation is over and above the payroll-deduction contributions of many Bank of Hawaii employees, he said.

Bank of Hawaii officials and employees are perennially among the largest contributors to Kauai United Way, said Nakamoto.

The Bank of Hawaii leaders believe that, by contributing to Kauai United Way and the broad spectrum of dozens of social-service programs they enable, all right here on Kaua‘i, they help create a healthier social environment on the island for bank employees and customers alike, Nakamoto continued.

For information about how small, payroll-deducted contributions can allow workers to make a big difference for those in need on the island, call Kauai United Way at 245-2043.

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