Hawaii Island United Way Campaign Kickoff UH Center, West Hawaii
UH Center, West Hawaii
Hawaii Island United Way Campaign
Sep 19 – Oct 24, 2014
University of Hawaii and the United Way
Every fall the University of Hawaii participates in the United Way annual
Hawaii Community College is included in this participation but we are
fortunate because the funds we raise go to the Hawaii Island United Way
The money we donate as part of the United Way fall campaign stays on our
island and is used to support the United Way’s community partners
These are the Hawaii Island United Way Partners
who benefit from the fall HIUW campaign
Alahou Clean & Sober
Girl Scouts of Hawaii
Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of American
Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii
Aloha Independent Living Hawaii
Hamakua Youth Foundation
American Red Cross
Hawaii First Community Ventures
Arc of Hilo
Hawaii Island Adult Care, Inc.
Arc of Kona
Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation
Salvation Army, Hilo Temple Corps
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii
Hawaii Island Home for Recovery, Inc.
Salvation Army, Kona Temple Corps
Big Island Substance Abuse Council
HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc.
Three Ring Ranch
Big Island Wellness Solution
Hospice of Hilo
West Hawaii Mediation Center
Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island
Kokolulu Farm & Cancer Retreats, Inc.
Brantley Center, Inc.
Kona Adult Day Center, Inc.
YWCA Hawaii Island
Bridge House, Inc.
Ku’ikahi Mediation Center, Inc.
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Child & Family Service
Mental Health Kokua
Family Support Hawaii
Neighborhood Place of Puna
Food Basket, Inc.
Friends of Children’s Justice Center EH
PATCH – People Attentive to Children
We wanted to do something special to kickoff
the HIUW campaign so we came up with the
HIUW Rice Bucket Challenge
The way it works is that someone nominates you to
participate in the challenge. You then have a working day
to either donate $120 to the Aloha United Way, that’s $5 a
paycheck, or dump a bucket of rice on your head.
In West Hawaii, everyone was going to
be together for E Imi Pono Day
We asked for a couple of volunteers at the end of the
Dr. Marty Fletcher, Director UH Center, West Hawaii and
David Tsugawa, English faculty bravely volunteered
We talked them into taking the challenge and dumping
the bucket of rice on their head.
It was great fun!
David Tsugawa, English Faculty took the
Marty Fletcher, Director of the UH Center,
West Hawaii took the challenge…
believe I am
doing this …
Where’s the Rice Bucket Now?
Marty took his rice bucket to Hilo the following Monday for the
Admin meeting where he challenged Vice Chancellor Jason Cifra
Jason opted to do the ice bucket challenge and passed the rice
bucket on to Chancellor Yamane
We’re still waiting to hear what she did with the rice bucket
David Tsugawa passed his rice bucket on to West Hawaii Student
Most recently, a rice bucket was seen in the hands of Kate Sims
and the UH Center Library & Learning Center
We also heard Vice Chancellor Joni Onishi has a rice bucket in
What about you?
If you’d like a rice bucket challenge kit, email
Or save the rice and fill out the HIUW donation form delivered
to your campus mail box. Or access the 2014 State HIUW form
When you help the HIUW, you are supporting our community.
Check out HIUW at http://hiuw.org/
HIUW Campaign Video