In conjunction with the opening of First Hawaiian Bank’s new Ewa Beach branch on Monday, First Hawaiian Bank launched a month-long Slippah Drive statewide to benefit child and family services. New slippers donated to FHB at Maui County Bank branches will remain on the island to help families in Maui County.
First Hawaiian Bank hosted a blessing at its new branch of Ewa Beach in O’ahu, located at 91-1401 Fort Weaver Road, Suite D-101 before the branch opened at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 19. The new location includes bank opening hours on Saturdays. to provide convenient access to residents of Ewa Beach.
As part of the opening and to celebrate its long history in the community, First Hawaiian Bank presented a check for $ 20,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai’i for their Hale Pono ‘Ewa Beach Clubhouse and announced the launch a statewide Slippah Drive for the child. & Family Service with the first 800 new pairs of slippers donated by First Hawaiian Bank employees.
“First Hawaiian has been a part of the Ewa Beach community for 61 years and this new Ewa Beach branch location reflects our commitment to providing the best banking services to our loyal customers in this growing community,” said Bob. Harrison, President of First Hawaiian Bank, President and CEO, “We are also celebrating our history in the Ewa Beach community with a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai’i Hale Pono Ewa Beach Clubhouse and Kicking Off from our statewide Slippah Drive for Child and Family Service. ”
FHB Slippah Drive – July 19 to August 20, 2021
Along with the opening of FHB’s new branch in Ewa Beach, FHB employees donated the first 800 new pairs of slippers to Child & Family Service. This first slipper donation kicks off a statewide Slippah Drive for CFS, inviting the community to participate in the donation.
Keiki to kupuna need slippers, in all sizes and colors. Donations of slippers made on neighboring islands will remain on this island for their community. The community is invited to drop off donations of new pairs of slippers at one of First Hawaiian Bank’s 49 branches statewide from July 19 to August 20, 2021.
“We couldn’t be more grateful to the staff at First Hawaiian Bank and their incredible efforts behind this slipper drive. Hundreds of people across the state will benefit from the campaign, which kicks off with the reopening of the Ewa branch in its new location. We are very honored to be the recipients of your generosity, ”said Karen Tan, President and CEO of Child and Family Services. “We can’t wait to see those in need receive new shoes.
The new 3,700 square foot Ewa Beach branch will feature an open and contemporary design, with specialists available by appointment to meet with clients to discuss all aspects of their banking needs such as personal banking, wealth management, business banking, investments and loans. Ideally located in downtown Ewa, the bank will feature two envelope-less ATMs, private enclosed spaces for customer consultation and a 24/7 night deposit for merchant customers.
To create a healthy interior space, the branch has low VOC paint, LED lighting with occupancy sensors and UV tinted glass windows. As with all FHB branches, health and safety measures are in place to ensure the safety of employees and customers during the pandemic, including plexiglass screens in areas of direct interaction with customers, signage for the social distancing and hand sanitizing stations. The FHB Foundation donates $ 20,000 to Hale Pono – ‘Ewa Beach Clubhouse, Boys & Girls Club of Hawai’i.
To celebrate FHB’s history as a member of the Ewa Beach community, the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation donated $ 20,000 to the Hale Pono – ‘Ewa Beach Clubhouse, Boys & Girls Club of Hawai’i for support their What’s Next program.
Paddy Kauhane, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaiʻi, said this about the FHB donation: “Boys & Girls Club of Hawaiʻi is truly grateful for the support of the First Hawaiian Bank to our Hale Pono – ʻEwa Beach Clubhouse! Mahalo for believing in the incredible potential of our young people at Ewa Beach and for raising them so that they can reach their highest potential. First Hawaiian Bank is creating an ecosystem of partnerships that will benefit the Ewa Beach community for generations.
The What’s Next program is a cohort-based case management program for young members from grade 8 and up, with youth development professionals from BGCH providing resources, support and mentorship to ensure They graduate from high school on time with a plan for their future, whether it’s college, trades, military service, or workforce development .