KAILUA, Hawaii — School faculty and volunteers from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii gathered for a community workday at Olomana High & Intermediate School today to help beautify the campus. This marks Kaiser Permanente’s second community workday of 2018, part of an ongoing initiative to support healthy learning environments for keiki by restoring and beautifying school campuses.
Volunteers completed general maintenance around the school and parking lot. Kaiser Permanente provided monetary support and lunch for volunteers.
“At Kaiser Permanente, we believe in doing our part to create healthier communities,” said David Tumilowicz of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We’re excited to be able to restore and beautify public school campuses around the island as part of our Thriving Schools initiative.”
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has partnered with Hawaii 3R’s, an organization founded by the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, to identify and complete impactful projects at schools across the state. Work was due in part to Hawaii 3R's who provided a grant for $4,000.
"We’re grateful to Kaiser Permanente and Hawaii 3R’s for supporting our school," said Stacey Oshio, principal at Olomana High & Intermediate School. "Thanks to their efforts, our students can take greater pride in their school and take initiative to improve the world around them.”
In 2001, the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye began a new initiative called Hawaii 3R’s (Repair, Remodel and Restore Hawaii’s public schools) whose mission is to bring outside financial and human resources together to tackle the approximately $640 million repair and maintenance backlog in Hawaii’s public schools. Hawaii 3R’s works with state agencies, trade unions, businesses, military, community leaders, parents, teachers and students to match public and private funds with volunteers (“sweat equity) to reduce the backlog.
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