(Hilo, Hawaii) – The YWCA of Hawaii Island Developmental Preschool was the most recent beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels “Fuel up. Do good.” Community Giving Program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the local community, and donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline purchased at Ohana Fuels stations in that community. For January to June 2020, the typical quarterly donation period was extended to two quarters due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Hawaii Island Ohana Fuels sales during that time, plus revenue from carwashes, resulted in a donation in the amount of $10,261.29 to YWCA of Hawaii Island Preschool.
Said Kathleen McGilvray, YWCA CEO, “We know that keiki who are hungry are not able to concentrate and pay attention in class. Our preschool provides children with a USDA approved nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. We are so grateful for Ohana Fuels’ ‘Fuel up. Do good’, program, and our parents and staff who helped with our carwash. She added, “The funds will help provide our keiki nutritious meals to build strong minds.”
“We are proud to support local nonprofit organizations like YWCA of Hawaii Island through our ‘Fuel up. Do good.’ program.” said Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum. “Especially during these difficult times, their exceptional work with local residents and neighborhoods is extremely valuable. We are thankful for the opportunity, and look forward to offering continued support in the future.”
About the YWCA of Hawaii Island
The YWCA of Hawaii Island is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is the elimination of racism and empowerment of women. Established in 1919, the organization offers services and programs which include: the only non-private, nationally accredited preschool; the only 24/7 sexual violence hotline and comprehensive sex assault survivor services program for Hawaii Island; and the only nationally accredited home visitation program to prevent child abuse and neglect for 0-3 year-olds in East Hawaii.
The YWCA of Hawaii Island is part of the YWCA USA, the oldest, and largest national women’s organization. Nationally, the YWCA represents 2 million women, girls, and their families in the US each year. Globally, the YWCA USA is a member of World YWCA, which has affiliates in over 100 countries that serve 25 million women and girls worldwide.
Ohana Fuels is Hawaii Petroleum’s retail fuel brand that provides competitively priced, quality fuels at safe, clean, and convenient locations including eight stations on the island of Maui, and eleven stations on the island of Hawaii. Certified as a TOP TIER™ fuel provider, Ohana Fuels meets the premier standard of gasoline for optimum performance and fuel efficiency. Hawaii Petroleum is committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which our Ohana Fuels stations operate, and gives local residents a way to support the community with every tank of gas they purchase. Learn more at www.ohanafuels.com