Alexander & Baldwin Announces Two Additional Community Giving Programs to Commemorate 150th Anniversary
80 A&B Employees & Their Families Participate in Hamakua Marsh
MLK Jr Day of Service
HONOLULU (January 20, 2020) - Hawaii’s largest grocery- and drug-anchored retail center commercial real estate company, Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), today turned to its long-standing non-profit partner, Kupu, to kick-off its 150th anniversary year with community service. A&B announced two additional special giving programs, commemorating its anniversary and adding to its heritage of programs that have supported communities over the past 150 years.
“150 years ago, our founders started this company by planting sugarcane. Today we start our 150th year, planting again, and honoring their legacy with the launch of our 150 Days of Service program, providing 150 employee days of volunteer time to organizations across the state,” said Lance Parker, Alexander & Baldwin executive vice president and chief real estate officer. “We are proud to initiate our program here, at the Hamakua Marsh, helping to replant native trees, and preserve the wetland, not only for its numerous endemic and endangered water birds, but for the surrounding community.”
A&B also announced its “Kokua 150 “ initiative. The program will honor each employees’ community priorities, with A&B providing a $150 grant to their non-profit of choice, in that employee’s name.
Over the years, A&B has built a proud heritage of programs that provide support to communities, including cash grants, volunteered time, matching employee donations of cash as well as sweat equity, opening properties to community organizations, and donating land for parks and other public uses.
“A&B employees and families are here in force, dedicating their time and sweat to support Hawaii’s youth, communities, and environment,” said Parker. “We are proud to serve as today’s lead sponsor and to kick off our 150th anniversary year, strengthening our long-standing partnership with Kupu,” said Parker. A&B also provided a $5000 grant to fund today’s community workday.
Kupu and the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR-DOFAW) worked collaboratively to coordinate the event. The City and County of Honolulu and Hawaii Community Foundation also helped sponsor the event, and hundreds of volunteers were on-hand. Native trees kou, koa and lonomea were
A&B Announces 150th Anniversary Giving Programs
Jan 20, 2020
planted to restore Pu‘u O Ehu, the upland portion of Hamakua, with indigenous Hawaiian species. Hamakua Marsh is a wildlife sanctuary that provides habitat for several of Hawaii’s endemic and endangered waterbirds, including the aeʻo (Hawaiian black-necked stilt), ʻalae keʻokeʻo (Hawaiian coot) and ʻalae ʻula (Hawaiian moorhen).
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