Chopping an onion, washing dishes and operating a cash register are job tasks at Simply Ono, a mobile food business. But those tasks also are a form of corporate giving for the catering and lunch wagon operator on Oahu. Story »
The most high-profile aspect of corporate giving by McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii Inc. is likely its support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, or RMHC-Hawaii, but the quick-service restaurant chain also is a major sponsor of many other Hawaii nonprofit fundraising efforts. Story »
Kekoa, a hefty carpenter who stands 6-foot-1, broke his back when a wall form fell on him five years ago. "Everything started going downhill from there," he recalled softly. "I lost a lot of things, my house, my cars. Story »
Every time Aqua Waikiki Wave housekeeper Saipele Siatini picks up a mop, he sings religious praise songs thanking God for the job that has given him the opportunity to start cleaning up his life. Story »
For Kevin Donnelly the statewide Visitor Industry Charity Walk has always been a passion. Now this festive philanthropic event — which combines exercise with eating and entertainment — is also a labor of love. Story »
Recording a rap music video, visiting the Taj Mahal, conducting Beethoven's Ninth for the Berlin Philharmonic — when 200 golfers Swing for Wishes at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club, they're helping to fulfill the dreams of local kids who've been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Story »
A love of animals inspired the owners of Sanrio Surprises, a boutique specialty store in Hawaii that's synonymous with the iconic Hello Kitty brand, to become generous supporters of the Hawaiian Humane Society. Story »
Hawaiian Electric Industries' commitment to be a "good corporate citizen" has grown in recent years to include a greater focus on tracking the results of its charitable giving and increased participation by its employees in community events. Story »
On the Windward side of Oahu, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation is pretty much a household name. Community organizations and schools in the area, both big and small, have received grants from the largest private foundation based in Hawaii at one time or another through the decades. Story »
Hawaii Meals on Wheels supports a demographic that is often overlooked, isolated and forgotten. Making, packaging and distributing meals to Hawaii's seniors and disabled is no easy task, but it is one that some local businesses have integrated into their company's credo. Story »
Should gubernatorial candidate Rep. David Ige be allowed to speak about the Democratic Party’s platform progress at its convention?
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Housing Made Affordable
At a time when it seems like all residential development is geared toward luxury high-rises, a group of young professionals has been successfully building and selling homes for middle-class residents of Oahu. Read More »