Bankoh benefit walk raises $100,000 so far
About 1,000 Bank of Hawaii employees and family members are expected to participate in a walk starting at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow at Kapiolani Park to benefit Catholic Charities Hawaii and other nonprofit groups.
The event already has raised about $100,000 statewide, said Bankoh spokeswoman Nancy Usui.
Neighbor island bank branches will select nonprofits in their area for funding, she said. Catholic Charities Hawaii and Foster Families of Hawaii will be major recipients on Oahu.
The bank is focusing on affordable housing, and some of the Catholic Charities money is expected to be used for its Maili Land Transitional Housing Program, Usui said.
The 44-unit residential facility in Leeward Oahu assists homeless families with children and helps them achieve some self-sufficiency and obtain long-term permanent housing. The Maili housing is at 87-190 Maliona St., Waianae.
A tent will be set up at the charity walk to accept donations, or they can be sent to Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 3170, Honolulu 96802-3170.