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Kailua Softball Wins Life Matters Award

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union Life matters Award

HawaiiUSA congratulates Winter 2014 Life matters Award winner, Kailua High School Softball!

Life matters Moment

There's a lot to say about these Surfriders giving back to others. The girls find themselves part of a very unique softball program that instills real world learning and opportunities to reach out to their community. They hold free softball clinics for children 5-14 years of age, volunteer at neighboring elementary school fun fairs, support local boy scouts Annual Breakfast events, and are involved in a lunch bunch group for special needs students, just to mention a few of their activities. During softball seasons, the team shares a special tradition of bringing in guest speakers who talk about their unique life experiences. It's evident that this team has heart and they have an incredible collection of Life matters moments created out of their generosity from helping those around them.

HawaiiUSA's Lisa Chun, AVP Community Outreach, and Kelii Peltier, Kaneohe Branch Manager present a $500 check, Award, and LEAP Financial Education Kit to the Kailua Surfriders.


ScoringLive and HawaiiUSA have partnered to recognize high school sports teams that are making a difference in the life of an individual or organization in their community. HawaiiUSA's Life matters Award is about the spirit of giving back to others. Your team plays hard for school pride. How does it show "heart" away from the game? The athletic team that shares the most meaningful Life matters experience could win a $500 contribution to your school's athletic department. Winning schools will be selected at the conclusion of each sports season.

To nominate a team, tell us all about their Life matters experience!

Complete the online form on

HI Achievers Award

HawaiiUSA is partnering with Hawaii News Now to recognize teens who are going above and beyond to make a positive impact in their schools and communities. Every other week, a new HI Achiever will be featured in a Sunrise TV segment hosted by Jennifer Robbins to share their story and be presented with a $200 cash award from HawaiiUSA FCU. Additionally, HI Achievers get a special opportunity to receive exclusive Life Events Assistance Program certification and lifelong money management skills from the Credit Union's new financial education initiative, LEAP with HawaiiUSA. Click HERE to read the full story.


Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL


Adopt a Family, Adopt a Kupuna...

As a holiday Life matters tradition, our HawaiiUSA elves spent time in the community adopting families on both Oahu and Maui. Maui staff partnered with A Keiki's Dream to spend time with and bring lots of Christmas cheer to a very humble family of 8 children who have been facing financial crisis for several years. Oahu volunteers partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to sponsor a needy, deserving family who continues to follow a positive path in life despite unfortunate hurdles. Both the children and their parents have expressed their gratitude and appreciation and remind us that any way we can contribute, large or small makes a difference in the lives of others.

HawaiiUSA elves also adopted Kupuna at two Lanakila Multi-Purpose Center group homes. Volunteers enjoyed talking story with their Kupuna, playing Bingo, and presenting holiday gifts. Much fun, laughter and stories will create lasting memories for all who joined in the celebration.

HawaiiUSA adopts a Kupuna

Supporting Typhoon Survivors

HawaiiUSA has donated $5,800 to the Typhoon Appeal Fund at the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter in hopes of rebuilding lives caught in the path of Typhoon Haiyan. Our hearts and most sincere wishes go out to those in the Philippines who have been affected by this unfortunate event.

College Planning: A Family Affair

HawaiiUSA college nights with HACAC

Great news for Hawaii students and their families! HawaiiUSA is proud to sponsor Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling's (HACAC) college guidebook, College Planning: A Family Affair. This free "How To" resource navigates the college application and financing process while giving helpful tips, samples, planning calendars, calculators and more. In addition, HawaiiUSA is also fortunate to participate in HACAC College Nights, scheduled at various high schools throughout the state.

Click here to view the Guide online or download your electronic PDF.

HACAC is a non-profit organization comprised of professionals working in the realm of secondary and post-secondary college admissions (both public and private schools). HACAC is dedicated to helping college-bound students transition to post-secondary education through communication, community building and maintaining high social and ethical standards.

Thank you for supporting our Food Drive!

We are so thankful to our members and staff for helping us collect over 5,400 food and household items plus $335 cash for our Food Drive! With your contributions, Ronald McDonald House of Hawaii will be able to better support families of injured and critically ill children. Visit for more information. We hope to continue showing our Aloha spirit by improving our community and creating more Life matters moments.

Oct 7-19: Food Drive for Ronald McDonald House

Members, join HawaiiUSA on October 7-19, 2013 as we hold a Food Drive to support Ronald McDonald House of Hawaii. All HawaiiUSA Branches on Oahu will be accepting food and new or like-new household item donations - view our Wish List for details. We appreciate your help in giving back to our community and really showing how life matters!

For over two decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii has offered a loving home-away-from-home to families needing to be near their seriously ill or injured children while they're being treated at Honolulu area hospitals. Learn more at

Supporting American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union was a proud Platinum Sponsor at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Event on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Magic Island. Over 100 employees and family members joined in the fight against cancer by cheering on the survivors, marching in the team parade and enjoying the festivities and entertainment, including Kapena and Jimmy Borges. Collectively, the HawaiiUSA ‘Life matters’ team raised a grand total of $11,442.00!

Special Olympics 2013 Summer Games

Since 2007, HawaiiUSA staff members have volunteered at Special Olympics Summer Games - Track Staging Tent.

Congratulations to over 1,000 athletes and coaches across the state who trained for the area, regional and final summer competitions. We are honored to be a part of this amazing experience and participate in the sharing of your courage, gifts, skills and friendships.

Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network - Update

In Spring 2013, HawaiiUSA hosted creative fundraising events to benefit the Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network, in efforts to save and improve the lives of Hawaii's injured and critically ill keiki receiving care at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

We worked hand-in-hand to raise a total of $13,926 by:

  • Branch sales of miracle paper balloons to our members
  • Staff jeans week donations
  • Plate lunch and baked goods sale
  • Paper balloon mural contest

HawaiiUSA is pleased to support this organization, whose principals are to help as many children as possible, and keep 100% of funds raised in Hawaii at home to help local youth.


 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network

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