December 3, 2018

Community workday at Hawaii's Queen Kaahumanu Elementary

Kaiser Permanente hosted a community workday at Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School today, bringing together volunteers to work on campus improvement projects.

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente hosted a community workday at Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School today, bringing together volunteer employees, school staff, students and their families to work on campus improvement projects. The community workday is the seventh and final campus project completed this year as part of an ongoing initiative by Kaiser Permanente to support healthy learning environments by restoring and improving safety on school campuses.

Over 100 volunteers performed general maintenance on the campus, including painting, gardening and raking. Kaiser Permanente provided monetary support and lunch for volunteers.

“We’re excited to volunteer at Queen Kaahumanu Elementary for the third year in a row and grateful for the opportunity to give back so close to home, just a few blocks away from our Honolulu Medical Office,” said David Underriner, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hawaii Region. “Restoring this campus in the heart of Honolulu, where so many people pass by every day, makes a difference in the way students respect and appreciate their own learning environment.”

"During the busy holiday season, we’re reminded that it’s also the season of giving back," said Cindy Yun-Kim, principal of Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School. “This is our third year teaming up with Kaiser Permanente and we appreciate their continued partnership as well as their donation of time and resources to our school community.”

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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 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group 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 is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.