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Burger King Hawaii restaurants exceed goal for angel tree program

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Burger King Hawaii restaurants raised more than $14,000 this past holiday season in partnership with Aloha United Way, with all proceeds benefiting The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.

All donations raised went directly to buy Christmas gifts requested by children with the help of Aloha United Way and The Salvation Army volunteers.

From November 9 through December 13, 2015, when Burger King Hawaii restaurants customers paid for their orders at the register or drive-thru window, they were invited to add a cash contribution of any size and to sign an “Angel Tree” tag to be posted in the store.

“The Angel Tree Program is such a great and rewarding initiative and I am really happy that we have been able to contribute three years in a row,” said Denise Yamauchi, Managing Director for Kazi Restaurants Burger King operations. “It is so heart warming to know that we are helping to grant Christmas wishes of children who need it the most. I am so grateful to our caring staff and giving customers, that we exceeded our fundraising goal by $2,000 and raised 33% more than the year before!”

“We are very appreciative of Burger King Hawaii restaurants’ continued support in raising money for the Angel Tree Program and bringing joy to so many families,” said Cindy Adams, Aloha United Way President and CEO. Burger King Hawaii restaurants has been a tremendous partner and we are proud to join them in making the holidays brighter for children in our community.”

“With the help of Aloha United Way, Burger King Hawaii restaurants and their generous customers, we were able to provide thousands of smiles on Christmas morning to deserving keiki across the islands,” said Major John Chamness, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army - Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division.

“It’s wonderful to have business leaders like Burger King Hawaii restaurants step up and help those in need in the communities they serve. Donations collected on each island helped fulfill keiki gift requests on that island.”

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