Give Aloha

Let us know if you Give Aloha, so we can say Mahalo

Our organization is participating in Give Aloha, Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program.  

JA of Hawaii Island’s Code is 78722.

This program honors Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan, and continues his legacy of giving back to the community.

How It Works – From September 1-30, 2014 customers are invited to make donations up to $249 (per organization, per person) to participating Hawaii non-profit organizations at checkout.  Individuals must use their own Maika’i card to make a donation.  Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match a portion of each donation made with a Maika’i card.  Donations made without a Maika’i card will not be matched.

Matching Gift – The Western Union Foundation has generously donated $50,000 to add to Foodland’s gift of $250,000 to Hawaii non-profit organizations participating in Give Aloha this year.  Therefore, the total gift that will be given to all participating organizations combined is $300,000!

 

How to Donate

  • At checkout, present your Maika’i card (or give your 10-digit number) and inform the cashier that you would like to make a donation to JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF HAWAII (HAWAII ISLAND).  If you do not have a Maika’i account, you may establish one by telling the cashier you would like to do so; you will need to give a unique 10-digit number (such as your phone number).

  • Tell the cashier our organization’s 5-digit code:  78722

  • Tell the cashier how much you would like to donate.  Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total.  You may donate up to $249 per organization (any amount in excess of $249 per organization will not be matched).

  • Be sure the cashier reaffirms our organization’s name and amount that you are donating.

  • Any donation must be made payable to Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms.

  • The name of our organization and the amount you donate will appear on your receipt.

  • Donor names will not be released to our organization.  If you would like us to know of your gift, please contact us directly so that we may properly say Mahalo!

  • You may donate up to $249 per organization over the course of several store visits, and you may make donations to more than one organization.

 

Are These Donations Tax Deductible? Give Aloha donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  Please save your store receipt for tax purposes since it will be the only record you will have of your donation.  You may ask the cashier for a duplicate receipt.

 

How Will My Donation be Matched?  Every year, the matching gift percentage varies and cannot be pre-determined. For the past 5 years, the matching percentage has been between 22%-26%.  Thus, if a customer donated $100 to an organization, Foodland and the Western Union Foundation’s matching gift was $22-$26.   The actual matching gifts will be calculated at the end of the program. Organizations will receive 100% of all customer donations given to their organization, plus their % of Foodland and the Western Union Foundation’s $300,000 matching gift.  The portion of the matching gift that each organization will receive will be based on the total dollar amount of customer donations designated to that organization as a % of all customer donations received for all organizations. For example, if total combined customer donations for all participating organizations equal $1,000,000, and $10,000 (1% of total) in donations are designated for organization XYZ, then organization XYZ will receive 1% of $300,000, or $3,000 from Foodland and the Western Union Foundation’s matching gift in addition to the $10,000 from customer donations. Total gift to organization XYZ = $13,000.

 

Thank you for your donation to JA of Hawaii Island and/or to the numerous other organizations who provide valued services in our state. And a special mahalo to Foodland!

Congratulations to Jennifer Taniguchi!

Jennifer Taniguchi, a recent graduate and valedictorian of Waiakea High School on the Big Island, is the recipient of the Hawaii Junior Achievement Rising Star Award.

The award was presented to her by Kimberly Canepa, executive director of Junior Achievement of Hawaii (the JA Hawaii state organization), during PBN’s Forty under 40 event at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Jennifer benefited from JA programs in her classrooms (lead by her dad, Art Taniguchi of Bank of Hawaii), from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Jennifer also participated in JAHI’s High School Company Program where she most recently served as president of her JA company, took the top salesperson award and received a JAHI scholarship.

Read Jennifer’s comments in the PBN article  http://m.bizjournals.com/pacific/blog/2014/06/jennifer-taniguchi-named-hawaii-junior.html?r=full

Jennifer Taniguchi and Kim Canepa at PBN's 40 Under 40 event
Jennifer Taniguchi and Kim Canepa at PBN’s 40 Under 40 event

 

 

 

Scholarship Applications Now Available

Hawaii Island high school seniors who have participated in Junior Achievement programs can apply for 2013-’14 JA of Hawaii Island Scholarships.

Download the JAHI Scholarship Application (To edit a soft copy of the application please download the file and open with Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Junior Achievement of Hawaii Island General Scholarship recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of graduating seniors. This year again, we would like to encourage students to apply for our scholarship. The number of available scholarships and the amount of each scholarship is subject to change from year to year. Typically, there are two to five scholarships awarded each year, ranging in amount from $300.00 to $1,500.00.

To be considered, all applicants must:

  • be a high school senior who will graduate in the current school year;

  • be qualified, upon graduation, to enroll at an accredited college or university (Proof of enrollment/ class registration will be required prior to disbursement of the scholarship);

  • have completed a Junior Achievement High School Program, or taught a Junior Achievement program as a classroom consultant;

  • exemplify academic achievement, excellent extracurricular and community activities,leadership skills, and college and career potential;

  • complete and sign the application including co-signature of a parent or legal guardian;

  • attach a current transcript;

  • submit letters of recommendation or JA rating sheets from a JA advisor and school official;

  • write a one-page personal statement;

The application along with the required supporting documents must be postmarked by December 2, 2013 or hand delivered to the District Manager, Susan Labrenz by 9 PM December 3, 2013.

Good luck, seniors.