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Kalaeloa Partners Responds to Community Needs during COVID-19 Crisis

In response to the rise in basic needs in our community, Kalaeloa Partners has committed to providing a $100,000 donation to the Hawaii Foodbank.

Ron Mizutani, the president and CEO of the Hawaii Foodbank, in response to Kalaeloa’s commitment, said, “Mahalo nui loa for your incredibly generous donation. We are grateful for the support of Kalaeloa Partners and for trusting our mission. The current health crisis continues to test the resiliency of our Hawaii ‘ohana. Every day is a crisis for 1 in 8 families in Hawaii who are food insecure. COVID-19 confirms ‘the face of hunger is always evolving.’ Since Hawaii’s statewide stay-at-home order went into effect, demand for food assistance has increased by more than 60 percent.”

Kalaeloa Partners General Manager, Jeff Walsh, replied, “We are proud to be counted among the supporters of the Hawaii Foodbank and help further the great work you are doing. At this time of crisis, with many in our community experiencing food insecurity, the Foodbank plays a crucial role, and Kalaeloa Partners is happy we can lend a hand.”

Helping our communities thrive

At Kalaeloa Partners, we believe in the value of giving back to the communities where we live and work. By donating time and resources to the causes we care about, we can help our communities thrive.

Kalaeloa’s social responsibility is focused on three pillars of service — community, education, and health. We support more than 20 organizations and activities that fall within these categories.

COMMUNITY 

Community organizations whose activities benefit us individually or collectively also make our island home a special place. Kalaeloa is proud to support a host of organizations that are making a difference in our communities.

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

The Legal Aid Society has helped the people of Hawaii meet their legal needs since 1950. As the state’s oldest and largest non-profit, public interest law firm it helps to ensure justice and fairness for all by providing civil legal aid to the most vulnerable in our society. Learn more about Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.

Hawaii Nature Center

Hawaii Nature Center seeks to foster awareness, appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of Hawaii’s environment by educating children with an interactive and immersive approach. More than 1 million children have benefited from its programs since it was formed in 1981. Learn More about Hawaii Nature Center.

EDUCATION 

Since 2012, we’ve donated $245,000 to assist part-time and full-time students at Leeward Community College’s Pearl City and Waianae campuses. More than 80 students residing in Leeward Oahu have received Kalaeloa Partners Scholarship awards so far.

Watch the UH Foundation story on the impact of 2019 contributions.

Read more about the UH West Oahu scholarship lunch.

From left to right: Jo-Ann Payongayang, Elena Paishon, Jared Buendia, Melissa Batt, Leanne Aira Villanueva, Anya Kop, Mikayla Klug, Tyler Chanthakham, Shane Kuroiwa, Jeff Walsh

HEALTH 

Our employees have supported the fundraising efforts of a number of worthy organizations that contribute to the overall health of our communities.

Walk to Defeat ALS 

A number of our Kalaeloa Partners colleagues participated in the 2019 Walk to Defeat ALS in September 2019 at Kapiolani Regional Park. Nearly $190,000 was raised for the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association to go toward finding a cure for ALS. Learn more about the Walk to Defeat ALS.

American Heart Association Legacy Leaders

Kalaeloa Partners LP is proud to support the American Heart Association Legacy Leaders program. Through this program, AHA Legacy Leaders educate the community and raise awareness about important health issues such as teaching kupuna about digestive health and keiki about the importance of sleep. See our Spring 2019 Legacy Leaders.

Organizations We Support

Community

American Red Cross
Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America
Domestic Violence Action Center
Hawaii Nature Center
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Pacific Aviation Museum
Rotary Club of Kapolei

Health

ALS Walk
American Heart Association
Diabetes Association of America
Ronald McDonald House
Special Olympics Hawaii

Education

Campbell High School
Nanakuli High School
UH Foundation (Leeward Community College)
UH Foundation (University of West Oahu)
Waianae High School
Waipahu High School

On Wednesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m., Kalaeloa Partners LP will hold a virtual community meeting to highlight KPLP's facility, operations and benefits to Oahu's electrical grid, as well as the upcoming renewal of its power purchasing agreement (PPA) with Hawaiian Electric Company. Register For The Meeting
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Public Community Meeting:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Kalaeloa Partners LP will hold a virtual community meeting to highlight KPLP's facility, operations and benefits to Oahu's electrical grid, as well as the upcoming renewal of its power purchasing agreement (PPA) with Hawaiian Electric Company. The meeting will inform members of surrounding communities, the public and stakeholders about KPLP’s power generation facility in the Campbell Industrial Park, and its operations and benefits from providing electricity to Oahu’s consumers, as well as the proposed renewal of its amended and restated power purchase agreement (ARPPA) with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO). This meeting is a continuing series of community briefings to inform the surrounding communities and the public and provide an opportunity for questions and input from the community, including neighboring business.