Companies come together to support local kids through pandemic

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Companies around Hawaii Island announced their partnership with Keiki Heroes, a community empowerment initiative focused on promoting health and resilience for Hawaii’s children.

As Keiki Heroes Partners, these companies are directly helping island keiki commit to healthy habits and social well-being.


As a part of the partnership, local businesses are offering incentives for kids who show their Keiki Hero Cards, indicating they’ve taken the Keiki Hero pledge to uphold safe habits during the coronavirus pandemic; business partner employees support volunteer efforts and Keiki Heroes materials distribution as well as offer in-kind support to help the nonprofit effort advance its mission.

“Keiki Heroes was born as a volunteer effort from folks across the business, nonprofit, education and health care spaces, and Suisan has been proud to serve as a partner in that effort,” said Renae Akau, Suisan HR manager and member of the Keiki Heroes leadership team. “If we can play a role in encouraging keiki to keep up healthy practices and help our community weather the pandemic, we’re happy to do it.”

Keiki Heroes Partners include Aloha Theatre, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Creative Arts Hawaii, CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union, Engineering Partners, Hawaii Science and Technology Museum, Hawaiian Electric Light Company, HPM Building Supply, KTA Super Stores, Lex Brodie’s Tires, Poi Dog Deli, The Success Factory/Nextech, Suisan Co. Ltd. and Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water.

Keiki Heroes Partners are businesses or organizations united by the 3P Pledge:

• Practice COVID safety and responsibility in their business/organization and community.

• Promote keiki COVID safety and awareness in their business/organization, with employees and in the community.

• Provide Keiki Heroes with incentives to motivate or support them to take the Keiki Heroes Pledge.

As participants in the partnership program, Keiki Heroes Partners have access to a variety of resources that can be shared with the business/organization to promote COVID safety, recognition on the Keiki Heroes website and social media, as well as signage that can be displayed in the business or organization that signifies support of the program.

Some of the incentives for Keiki Hero cardholders launching this month include:

• $2 off a poke bowl or plate and a free bottle of Waiakea water at Suisan Fish Market in Hilo.

• Free Keiki Heroes merchandise at Poi Dog Deli in Captain Cook.

• Free Keiki Heroes stickers and buttons at CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union (Hilo main branch only).


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Keiki Heroes welcomes local businesses to join as partners in this effort. Interested companies are invited to visit to take the Business Partner 3P pledge and get involved.

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