(HawaiiNewsNow) - More than 200 volunteers representing Hawaii's non-profit and business community will unite and line the streets of Downtown Honolulu as part of Aloha United Way's kick off to its 2013 campaign season.
From as early as 6:30 a.m., drivers and employees in downtown Honolulu will be greeted with cheers, sign wavers and the like celebrating the fundraising achievements by individuals and organizations that support Aloha United Way.
Spearheading this year's Campaign Kickoff is Chris Benjamin, president and chief operating officer of Alexander and Baldwin, Inc., who will be volunteering his time as the 2013 Campaign Chair. Alexander & Baldwin has continuously been a leading contributor to Aloha United Way, donating millions toward the needs of our community. This year, they join more than 1,300 Oahu companies and organizations committed to increasing resources in support of our local non-profits and improving the lives of others.
The Aloha United Way Workplace Campaign in 2012 raised nearly $9.5 million. The goal for 2013 is to exceed that number. When combined with other fundraising efforts, Aloha United Way puts more than $10 million dollars annually back into the community.
Benjamin and Kim Gennaula, president and chief executive officer of Aloha United Way, join us to discuss the kickoff event.