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Outreach & Involvement


Place Over Profit

Where you put your money means something. When you join Gather FCU, you’re putting your money back into Kaua‘i and investing in the lives of your family, neighbors and friends. Back into what really matters.

At Gather, Kaua‘i comes first. We’re building homes right here, and nurturing our island’s small businesses. We’re creating an opportunity for our members through scholarships and retirement plans. We’re strengthening our community, fostering a place for growing families and big ideas.

When you put place and people first, good things happen.
 

Gather FCU Bank Bus Opens at Kanuikapono Panakō Hale

Kanuikapono Panakō Hale is now open for business! On March 30th, 2022 Gather FCU's Bank Bus Program and Kanuikapono Public Charter School held the Grand Opening and Blessing for its 5th program location. This location is our first that features a donated (decommissioned) Kaua'i Bus that was decorated with artwork from students at the school. One student in particular, Blaze, was the winner of the Panakō Hale logo contest in which he got to paint his logo onto the bus itself! It was a beautiful and successful day of teaching Financial Literacy!

 

1st Annual "Holiday Toy Drive"

This Holiday Season, Gather FCU held our first annual Holiday Toy Drive in partnership with Keiki O Ka Aina Kaua'i and KHON2's Laulima Giving Program. Together, we were all able to brighten the holidays for families on Kaua'i in need of presents for their keiki.


Gather FCU Employees Rally for Donations

The Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Kaua'i's mission is to make a positive difference for our community’s abused and neglected children. That was enough to inspire Gather FCU employees to rally together for donations, including school supplies, toiletries, toys and backpacks. The donations will help our keiki in need. You are welcome to pitch in, too. Learn more at www.kauaifcjc.org.


22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Gather FCU Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Wilcox Medical Center’s Emergency Department & Trauma Center via the Kapi'olani Children's Miracle Network, hosted its 22nd tournament this year. For 22 years, Gather FCU hosted this fundraiser with the help of our sponsors and golfers. We especially want to thank our matching donor and title sponsor, CO-OP® Financial Services, for its Miracle Match of $10,000.

The September 11th tournament at Puakea Golf Course helped us meet our fundraising goal and we're excited to announce that $50,000 will be donated in the name of Gather FCU and our members. We're always about people helping people and this is a big way we're doing just that.

For a full list of our sponsors, click here.


Kauai Charity Walk Golf Tournament

In August, our Gather FCU volunteers were able to be a part of the KLTA 1st Annual Kauai Charity Walk Golf Tournament at Poipu Golf Course. Our volunteers assisted with handing out breakfast to all participating golfers.

Back to School Bash

The 7th Annual Back to School Bash took place at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center. This year, volunteers from Kauai's Credit Unions and other organizations packed over 3,000 bags of school supplies to give away at the event. This community event is sponsored by over 20 businesses island wide and is aimed at providing much needed school supplies to students and their families at no cost. Along with school supplies, families attending the free event were treated to prize giveaways, live entertainment, keiki and youth resources, a health fair, and even free books!

Kilauea ATM Blessing

In celebration of our new ATM in Kilauea at the Anaina Hou Community Park, a blessing was held. We hope that our new ATM will bring more convenience to our North Shore Members who are awaiting the arrival of our Kilauea Branch. Members who joined us were able to learn what our ATM can do and enjoyed some light refreshments as well as giveaway items.


2021 Scholarship Ceremony

We couldn't be more proud to put a big "Congratulations!" on blast to all of our graduating seniors. You did it, despite the most extraordinary and challenging senior year ever. We especially want to shine a light on our 10 Gather FCU Scholarship recipients.

Every year Gather awards up to 10 scholarships to high school seniors headed off to college. It's one (of many) ways we support our young people as they take a big step in life.

9th Annual Food Drive

The 9th annual Kaua'i’s Credit Union Food Drive is one of Gather FCU's biggest fundraising events next to our Charity Golf Tournament. All proceeds go to the Kaua'i Independent Food Bank, helping out our families and those in need during the holidays. Funds also help restock the food bank after the school holiday break. Together we raised over $17,000. Thank you to everyone who participated. Learn more at www.kauaifoodbank.org.


Gather FCU Accepts the Challenge

Our Gather Team joined The Show Aloha Challenge which is a free food distribution hui that was launched on Oahu in response to the Coronavirus. Show Aloha's mission is to feed our kūpuna who have underlying conditions that put them at higher risk and have limited resources to meals and transportation. What an amazing experience. Our kūpuna were so very appreciative and happy to see us. Mahalo to all who participated and to all who supported the program through your t-shirt purchases.

We will, do this again!


Kaua'i Strong: Reopen Responsibly

We know our businesses are on the forefront of economic challenges, and we want you to know we got your back. We are rallying together for you. Support Local Businesses!


KIFB- Kaua'i Marriott Employee Food Drive

Kaua'i Marriott associates whom have been laid off or furloughed, since March, received food packages and hot meals donated by the Kaua'i Independent Food Bank. A combined volunteer effort between Kaua'i's Credit Unions and other organizations made it possible to package and distribute more than 300 bags. The intent of the food packages is to feed not only the employee but their families.



Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake

The Bowl-for-Kids-Sake event is hosted by our Kaua'i's Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter. Proceeds from the annual bowling tournament go towards building and sustaining relationships with our islands keiki. As an annual sponsor Gather participates in the themed event and this year, won the Team Spirit Award.


Wilcox Elementary Read-a-Thon

Our ohana at Wilcox Elementary School invited us to participate in their Read-A-Thon day. Our employees went to different classrooms ranging in grade levels and read their choice of story to the students. The Read-A-Thon was hosted by Wilcox's Parent Teacher Students Association.

Building Savers

In May of 2019, after an inquiry from our employees about a field trip for their children's pre-school class, the Building Savers Field Trip was created. The field trip starts with some “fun” financial literacy exercises, followed by a trip through the teller line where every child gets to make a deposit. Then the entire class was given a tour of the Kukui Grove Branch as an interactive treasure hunt! 
 
The field trip is aimed at learning and forming positive connections to money which in turn, forms good savings habits.
 
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