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Hawaii's credit unions donate to Kapiolani Medical Center

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Over the last five years, Hawaii's credit unions have been working to reach a goal of $500,000 to support the children of Kapiolani Medical Center. 

On Saturday, Kapiolani Medical Center announced the credit unions exceeded their goal, and presented a check of of $536,444 to the medical facility.

The goal was reached earlier than planned. It took the credit unions across the state just four years to raise the money.

Some employees wanted to help because they've relied on Kapiolani in the past.

"Their children went through significant challenges and Kapiolani was able to help them. So for us, it was personal," Vince Otsuka, president of the Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union said.

Individual credit unions and their chapters collected funds through bake sales, sports tournaments and other events.

"We represent over 812,000 members throughout the state so it's a remarkable feat that even the members got involved in donating to Children's Miracle Network and Kapiolani," President of the Hawaii Credit Union League, Dennis Tanimoto, said. 

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