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‘Ohana Fuels Donates to Keiki

April 7, 2019, 10:22 AM HST (Updated April 7, 2019, 10:22 AM)
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Boys and Girls Club receive $7,879.32 from ‘Ohana Fuels. PC: BGCBI, April 2019

During the fourth quarter of 2018 ‘Ohana’s Fuel Up. Do Good.program, $7,879.32 was raised for the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island (BGCBI). Each time that customers filled up with gas at any of the Big Island ‘Ohana Fuels locations, a portion of the proceeds was donated to BGCBI.

“‘Ohana Fuels has been an outstanding supporter of our youth development programs throughout Hawai‘i Island. The funding received will be dedicated to support our Kealakehe kids, providing them with daily academic support and nutritional supplementation,” said BGCBI Chief Executive Officer Chad Cabral.

The Boys and Girls Club Big Island receives donation from ‘Ohana Fuels. PC: BGCBI, April 2019

The Fuel Up. Do Good. fundraiser provides a donation to participating nonprofit organization based on the number of gallons sold at all ‘Ohana Fuels on the island for that quarter. The program started in 2012 and one nonprofit is chosen each quarter. BGCBI was the first nonprofit recipient chosen when the program began.

Brian Rose, director of sales at ‘Ohana Fuels, shared, “One of the things we like about BGCBI is the strong local support and reach in the community they serve.”

  • ‘Ohana Fuels donation to BGCBI will be used towards:
    Program supplies
    Power Hour (Homework support)
    Cultural enrichment
    Wahi Pana
    Healthy snacks
    BGCBI Track and Field meets
    Sports/Athlete equipment
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“BGCBI has been a recipient of this program three times and we are grateful for their donations. ‘Ohana Fuels donations have been beneficial to BGCBI’s programs and youth services. Mahalo to ‘Ohana fuels for their continued partnership and commitment in supporting our Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island youth,” stated Cabral.

How You Can Help:
If you are interested in supporting this youth support expansion initiative, contact Resource Development Director Gail Hamasu at (808) 961-5536, email gail@bgcbi.org or click on the “donate” button below.

Boys and Girls Club Big Island logo. PC: BGBI April 2019

About the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island

For over 67 years, the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island has been at the forefront of youth development. Its programs in Hilo, Kea‘au, Kealakehe, Pāhala, Pāhoa and Na‘alehu-Ocean View offer a safe, nurturing and fun environment for youth to participate in activities that inspire academic success, healthy lifestyles and leadership and character building.

Research shows it costs an estimated $4,500 annually per child to provide effective after-school youth services. The club’s youth members receive quality enrichment services for only $10 a year. It is through your support that the most under served
community youth are provided with key, developmental opportunities.

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