December 4, 2017

Giving back with community workday to spruce up Hawaii school

HONOLULU —   Parents, students, faculty and other volunteers gathered for a community workday at Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School today to help beautify the campus at the busy intersection of Beretania and Pensacola streets. The event, which drew nearly 200 volunteers, marks the second annual workday partnership between Queen Kaahumanu Elementary and sponsor Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

Volunteers participated in general yard maintenance and landscaping and planted new, maintenance-free plants in the school’s marquee planter box. Kaiser Permanente provided lunch and materials for the workday.

“Queen Kaahumanu Elementary is a close neighbor to our Honolulu Medical Office, located just a couple of blocks away. We’re grateful to have an opportunity to give back so close to home, and to work side by side with parents, keiki, teachers and staff on this project to beautify our community,” said David Tumilowicz, vice president of Communications, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

“During this season of giving, we’re thankful to Kaiser Permanente and its staff for graciously donating their time and resources. We look forward to future partnerships with them,” said Cindy Yun-Kim, principal of Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in Hawaii in 1958, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, community health and providing patient-centered total health for the people and communities of Hawaii. For more information, go to: