HILO, HI (April 1, 2014) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island is pleased to recognize Ohana Fuels for awarding the agency with a check in the amount of $5,840.69 from their “Fuel Up. Do Good.” community giving program. During their fourth quarter of 2013, a portion of Ohana Fuels’ TOP TIER™, fuel-efficient gasoline sales from their Puainako and Leilani locations in Hilo, their Keaau location in Orchiland and their Laupahoehoe location fuel stations, were used to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island’s mentoring programs for at-risk children on Hawaii Island. “The mission of our Giving Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations that improve overall quality of life. Ohana Fuels proudly sponsors programs that enhance the vitality of our neighborhoods, celebrate our community’s success, and support local charities”, said Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum Inc. Thanks to Ohana Fuels’ invitation and contribution of car wash supplies, the Regional Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island also raised $1,712 in additional funds from three successful car washes at their Puainako location. Combined efforts from the car washes and Ohana Fuels generous check totaled $7,553.69 to support mentoring programs for at-risk youth. “This generous contribution from Ohana Fuels allows us to expand mentoring programs toward West Hawaii with services initially focused on Waimea,” said Gail Takaki, Hawaii Island Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters. “We are so grateful that more communities can be served!” Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island is nearly two years old and has concentrated the development of Community-Based and School-Based mentoring programs in East Hawaii. Proceeds from the “Fuel Up. Do Good.” Campaign are being used to support new Community-Based matches in West Hawaii with a focus in Waimea. Ohana Fuels has four locations on the island of Hawaii and four on Maui. Ohana Fuels gasoline has been certified as TOP TIER™ to meet the premier standard of gasoline for optimum performance and fuel efficiency recognized by six of the world’s top automakers, BMW, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen and Audi. TOP TIER™ additives help clean your engine; optimize fuel economy; eliminate hesitation, stalling, and rough idling; restore optimum performance; and reduce emissions. About Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people by making meaningful, monitored matches between qualified volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the state. As part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii mentoring programs have proven, positive impact for youth in the areas of academics, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes, high school graduation rates, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or career readiness. Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii is a statewide organization that serves over 700 children as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kauai, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui. Help us make a big difference by visiting www.bbbshawaii.org. Media Contact: Ashley Nunes Development and Marketing Coordinator Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii email@example.com / 808-695-4566
Ohana Fuels, a TOP TIER brand of Hawaii Petroleum Inc., recently donated $5,811.19 to Neighborhood Place of Puna.
Ohana Fuels’ generous donation will help Neighborhood Place of Puna provide free weekly home visits to some of the 150 families we serve each year. Neighborhood Place of Puna will work directly with these families, in their homes, to connect them to essential services and resources. We will also teach and model the skills necessary to raise safe and healthy children, simple things like: basic hygiene, money management, effective communication, developmentally appropriate parenting, and the importance of a structured family life, said Paul Normann, Executive Director of Neighborhood Place of Puna.
Ohana Fuels is proud to support Neighborhood Place of Puna, and we know that our donation will be used wisely. Ohana Fuels and Hawaii Petroleum are committed to supporting the communities we serve, and the goal of our Ohana Fuels giving program is to partner with organization that provide services to those in need. We are honored to be able to do this, said Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum Inc.
Ohana Fuels’, a TOP TIER™ brand of Hawaii Petroleum Inc., first priority is “family” and everyone who lives in the neighborhoods they serve. Ohana Fuels is proud to support the organizations and missions important to island families.
Neighborhood Place of Puna (NPP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower families and communities in Puna by building strong foundations through healthy relationships that value each person’s uniqueness.
The Arc of Hilo gratefully acknowledges the receipt of a $5,521.66 donation from Ohana Fuels, a TOP TIER™ gasoline brand of Hawaii Petroleum Inc. As part of an ongoing commitment, Ohana Fuels partners quarterly with non-profit organizations that serve the needs of those living in our community by donating a portion of the proceeds from every gallon purchased at Ohana Fuels locations.
“The mission of our Giving Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations that improve overall quality of life. Ohana Fuels proudly sponsors events that enhance the vitality of our neighborhoods, celebrate our community’s success, and support local charities, said Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum Inc.
“It is with appreciation that we accept this donation to be used towards employment training in our commercial laundry, landscaping, greenhouse, and janitorial department”, said Mike Gleason. “This fall, The Arc of Hilo will begin construction on a new Multi-Purpose & Job Creation Center, which will offer new assistive training opportunities for our clients. It is only with the generosity of our community stakeholders, such as Ohana Fuels, that we can make these essential plans a reality.”
The Arc of Hilo’s President and CEO, Mike Gleason is pictured with CFO, Debbie Perkins Hawaii Petroleum President Kimo Haynes and Commercial Account Manager Joy Madriaga accepting the check.
Ohana Fuels partners with the HCECO and donates $5,385.83.
Ohana Fuels, a TOP TIER™ brand of Hawaii Petroleum Inc., recently donated $5,385.83 to HCEOC (Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council) on the Big Island.
“The employees and Board of the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council are deeply grateful to Ohana Fuels for their generous donation” said Jay T. Kimura, Interim Executive Director of HCECO. “This donation will assist us in continuing our efforts to serve the less advantaged and frail in our community. We are especially fortunate that Ohana Fuels have heard the needs of our community”.
As part of an ongoing commitment, Ohana Fuels will continue to partner with non-profit organizations that serve the needs of those living in our community by donating a portion of the proceeds from every gallon purchased at Ohana Fuels locations.
“The name ‘Ohana represents a philosophy toward our employees, customers and the communities we serve”, said Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum Inc. “It’s through the continued support of our extended Ohana that our charitable contributions program is possible”.
Ohana Fuels branded its first location in April of 2012 next to Minit Stop Puainako, followed by Minit Stop Leilani, Minit Stop Keaau and Minit Stop Laupahoehoe. “At Ohana Fuels, we’re proud to support the organizations and missions important to the communities we serve and will continue to partner with non-profits on a quarterly basis” said Joy Madriaga, Commercial Marketing Representative of Hawaii Petroleum Inc.
For additional information contact: Kimo Haynes, (808) 270-2806