A&B Gifts $1.2M to Organizations Statewide

September 8, 2019, 9:36 AM HST · Updated September 9, 7:17 AM
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In  a press release, Alexander & Baldwin  announced that its grant program is “touching the lives of thousands of local residents.”

Last year, A&Bʻs Kōkua Giving program provided $1.2 million to 313 organizations across the islands.

Over a quarter of those groups are based on Maui.

According to the release, A&B gifted $100,000 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui for building repairs.

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“Many of the kids who come through these doors are in tough situations, but Big Brothers Big Sisters gives them a place they can call ‘home,'” retired A&B vice president Mercer “Chubby” Vincent said in the release.

“Mahalo to A&B for their generous kōkua to an organization that means so much to me and the people of Maui.”

The company also provided funds for various Maui art projects, including a documentary capturing the experiences of kūpuna who grew up in Makawao during the plantation era.

A&B gifted $20,000 to the Hui Noʻeau to help establish a woodworking and innovation center in honor of Maui artist John Hoxie, who passed away last year.

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