HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A hefty donation from a local bank will be divided among four charities on Oahu.
On Saturday, employees from Central Pacific Bank gathered with the charities to present more than $100,000 to the organizations.
Over the last few months, employees held various fundraisers, bringing in donations that were matched by CPB.
“Coming together at Ala Moana Regional Park among more than 500 of our extended CPB family is a really special moment for me,” said Catherine Ngo, President and CEO of Central Pacific Bank.
“Our founding fathers gathered under these very banyan trees 65 years ago to concept CPB as a bank that would provide equitable service for all of Hawaii’s people. It’s especially meaningful to be part of the current generation of CPB employees who continue carry forward those same values in going beyond for our community,” Ngo said.
The charities that are befitting from the donations include the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation, Hawaii Meals on Wheels, Make a Wish Hawaii, and Paws of Hawaii.
This was the same weekend as Maui County’s Charity Walk, which brought in over $1.2 million.
Dozens of volunteers and businesses came together for the event.