UH Federal Credit Union raises $19k to support Aloha United Way (AUW)
HONOLULU, HI (February 1, 2021) — Throughout the pandemic, the University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union (UHFCU) partnered with Aloha United Way (AUW) to offer support to thousands of local families that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
One of the ways that UHFCU raised funds for AUW was through sales of custom face masks with inspirational sayings beginning in July 2020. The response from UHFCU members was overwhelmingly positive. By the end of the year, over 3,500 masks were sold. The proceeds, along with generous contributions from UHFCU members, resulted in a total of $19,000 to help over 1,200 individuals and 700 families.
“We believe in and are honored to support AUW’s mission. As a local organization, we appreciate the challenges our community faces due to the financial strain and uncertainty caused by the pandemic,” remarked UHFCU President and CEO Travis Bow. “We would especially like to recognize our members for their generous support during this period of unprecedented uncertainty. Credit unions are about people helping people, and we’re proud to truly embody that ideology at a crucial time in Hawai`i’s history.”
In honor of reaching the milestone, UHFCU is now holding a special sale of its limited-run masks on its website at UHFCU.com. They are available for $7 each or three (3) for $16, with proceeds benefitting AUW.
The UHFCU face masks are stylish, washable, and reusable for practicing healthy habits every day. The masks use unique, stretchy material to hug your face’s curves for more effective filtration while also maximizing comfort – making it easy to wear for long periods. Each mask also comes with two (2) PM2.5 carbon activated filters for added protection.
Travis Bow (UHFCU President & CEO) presents a $19,000 check to AUW representatives Emmaly Calibraro (VP, Fundraising & Major Gifts) and Marilyn Nimsger (Business Development Manager, Fundraising & Major Gifts)
About University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union
Celebrating over 65 years of service, UHFCU is a federally chartered credit union with over $750 million in assets that serves the faculty, staff, students, and alumni association members of the University of Hawai`i system statewide. For the past two years, it was named one of “America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions” by Forbes Magazine, a finalist for “Hawaii’s Best” (three times) by the Star-Advertiser as well as “Best Bank” by the students of the University of Hawai`i and is looking forward to serving the University system and related community for years to come.
UHFCU’s main office is located at 2019 S. King Street (at the corner of McCully and King), with additional branches on the UH Mānoa Campus, UH West Oahu campus, and Mānoa Marketplace. It also provides access to members at over 50 Shared Branch locations and more than 375 surcharge-free ATMs throughout Hawai`i. NMLS #421550.