NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Falling just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, and it continues to grow every year. In 2017, 2.5 million gifts resulted in $300 million dollars donated on Giving Tuesday.

GivingTuesdayHI (Giving Tuesday Hawaii) is a local effort, this November 27, to encourage everyone in Hawaii to give and support our local nonprofit organizations that help Hawaii’s most vulnerable, support the arts and education, protect the environment and more.

This year’s awareness event, led by the Hawaii Community Foundation with partners including Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii News Now, Chef Russell Siu, Hawaii Gives Back Magazine and Joseph Esser Photography, will celebrate Giving Tuesday to bring awareness to the power of giving in our Island communities and to encourage everyone to give what they can.

And because we believe that every act of generosity is a heroic act, there are several ways that you can be a “hero for Hawaii” this Giving Tuesday.

Give to a nonprofit of your choice and post about it on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesdayHI.

Stop by the intersection of Bishop and King St. to drop your business card into a Giving Tuesday Hawaii drawing. Winners receive a grant of $500 to a nonprofit organization of their choosing, provided by Bank of Hawaii and the Hawaii Community Foundation.


Mahalo to all our great giving partners

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

We are so blessed to be able to work with such a diverse and amazing group of organizations, leaders and individuals everyday. All committed to making Hawaii a better place to live for everyone. Their stories drive our mission. Their passions fuel our promise. For more than a century we have been helping those heroes with the giving spirit support those in need in our beautiful island communities.

Disasters Hits the Islands

An early Hawaiian teaching says that the spirit of Aloha is being a part of all, and all being a part of me. When there is pain - it is my pain. When there is joy - it is also mine. Nothing could have proven this more than the amount of support received in the face of the recent natural disasters that hit our beloved state this past year.

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Pro Athlete Challenge

Local professional athletes - Isiah Kiner-Falefa of the Texas Rangers, Kolten Wong of the St. Louis Cardinals, Kamu Grugier-Hill of the Philadelphia Eagles, Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans, UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway, and UFC Fighter Yancy Medeiros - teamed up to raise funds for the people affected by the volcano eruption on Hawaii Island.

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First Generation to Attend College

We support over 250 scholarships and distribute more than $6 million in college asistance every year. Your gift can help support scholarships to students who are the first in their families to attend college or have other unique educational circumstances.

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