Each year, Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii kicks off the year in the month of January to energize and reinvigorate our agents and staff. This year’s theme is “Lokahi: Unity of Purpose” which speaks to the positive impacts we can make by working together.
Our business thrives on helping others. We provide services for agents to grow their business, and in turn, these agents help people in the community to provide protection for people against financial losses.
This charity challenge ran from January 17 thru March 18, 2022. Over 2 months, our Occidental Underwriters Ohana fundraised for 4 charities that were close to our hearts. We had so much fun and found that this challenge brought us closer together as an office, inspired creativity and helped our community.
Our goal was to raise $3,000 for each charity.
We fundraised $17,764 for our community
$3,723 fundraised for the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
$4,188 fundraised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii
$4,557 fundraised for the Hawaii Foodbank
$5,296 fundraised for the Hawaiian Humane Society
Charities we Supported:
Hawaiian Humane Society: Many of us at Occidental Underwriters are big-time animal lovers. A few of us send our fur babies to day care at Pets in the City, right across the street from our office. That being said, we want to protect animals, educate others, and encourage donations to help lost animals and animals in need through the Hawaiian Humane Society. The Hawaiian Humane Society’s mission is dedicated to promoting the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii fosters relations by promoting harmony and mutual understanding between Japan, Hawai‘i, and the United States. Occidental Underwriters has a long-standing history with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. We are a Japanese-owned 4th generation Insurance Brokerage company with 88 years in the insurance industry. Help support their mission of sharing the history, heritage and culture of the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i, or get involved by becoming a member of the JCCH ‘ohana.
Hawaii Foodbank: Currently, nearly a quarter of a million Hawaii residents are currently struggling with hunger, according to the Hawaii Foodbank. Among them are out-of-work parents, isolated kūpuna and 1 in 4 keiki. The Hawaii Foodbank is able to stretch your dollars further. Each donation of $10 helps provide food for more than 20 meals.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii: Make-A-Wish Hawaii shines a light of hope for local keiki and their families when they need it most. Together, we can create life-changing wishes for children across our islands fighting critical illnesses during their darkest days.