Giving Came Full Circle For This Local Nonprofit

(Sponsored) Everyone needs help sometimes. And everyone can give sometimes.


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Photo: Courtesy of Aloha United Way



“We have been a beneficiary of workplace giving campaigns for many years,” said Caroline Hayashi, president of the Waikīkī Community Center. In fact, generous workplace givers have enabled the center to help so many additional keiki and kūpuna that “we decided to run a workplace campaign ourselves to give back as well, and participate.”


In a recent interview, Hayashi stated that the organization operated with the belief that everyone needs help sometimes. And everyone can give sometimes. “With COVID, we all see how important it is that we take care of each other…It’s not really the amount that matters, it’s the act of giving during this time…feeling like you are empowered to help others.”


It’s clear that Waikīkī Community Center knows what “community” means. In the era of this “new normal,” Hayashi reflected on the interconnectedness of her organization’s clients and staff with others in our island communities. “I am confident that as we work together, and take care of one another, we will emerge from this challenging time.”




Thank You to the 2020 Aloha United Way Campaign Coordinators …

… For your dedication to creating change. Because of your leadership in your workplaces, we were able to raise millions of dollars to rebuild our communities to be better, more equitable, and more resilient than ever before.