Over 300 keiki residents of the Towers of Kuhio Park received needed school supplies this morning from Island Insurance and Better Tomorrows.
Today marked the sixth year that the Island Insurance Foundation and Better Tomorrows gave away school supplies to the children who live at the Towers at Kuhio Park. Island Insurance and Better Tomorrows’ employees helped hand out supplies that included backpacks, binders, crayons, notebooks, paper, rulers, glue sticks, pencils, pens and folders.
Families at the Towers tend to be large, with a pre-pandemic average annual median household income of only $15,000. The ongoing pandemic has placed even greater financial stress on these struggling families, making it that much more challenging for them to obtain the supplies their children need for the coming school year.
“We appreciate the generous support from the Island Insurance Foundation, as well as the Island Insurance employees who helped out so much today,” said Anni Peterson, Director of Hawaii Operations for Better Tomorrows. “The school supply distribution has become an annual tradition that our supports our resident families in a much needed way.”
“We are honored to be here today to help these children start the school year ready to learn,” explained Scott Kuioka, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Island Insurance. “We understand the importance of education and want to do what we can to prepare these students for school unimpeded.”
About Island Insurance Foundation
The Island Insurance Foundation is the charitable arm of Island Insurance, Hawaii’s only locally owned property and casualty insurance carrier. Since 2003, the Foundation has donated over $10.5 million to a wide array of non-profit organizations across Hawaii and is recognized as one of the top 25 most active private foundations in Hawaii.
Founded in downtown Honolulu, Island Insurance has been serving Hawaii’s families and businesses for over 80 years. Island Insurance is the only Hawaii-based company to be recognized as a Top 50 property & casualty insurer in the nation by the Ward Group for 15 consecutive years. It holds a financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company. For more information, visit islandinsurstg.wpengine.com.