Employees In Our Community

2020 Maui Buildathon

At Hawaiian Electric, we strive to work with our communities to achieve a renewable energy future. Through volunteerism, financial support, and pursuing innovative initiatives, we will protect our aina, build community capacity and become a world leader in sustainability.

Throughout our long-standing partnerships with the community, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, we contribute our people power and resources for a stronger, sustainable, and more resilient Hawaii.


Community Spotlight

Heroes and Helpers

Heroes and helpers bring holiday cheer

Heroes and Helpers is an event where children from struggling families are paired with first responders or ‘heroes’ at Target. Each child is presented with a $100 gift card to go on the most memorable shopping spree of their lives! Volunteers or “helpers” work on the floor to ensure the shopping experience is fun, immersive and smooth. Our employees joined volunteers from the Hawaii Police Department, Hawaii Fire Department, Hawaii Air National Guard, Hawaii Army National Guard and other local agencies to create an exciting morning for 96 keiki across the Hilo to Kau districts.

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Hilo Light Parade

Hilo Christmas Light Parade

The festive holiday season kicked off on Hawaii Island with the 2023 Hilo Light Parade! Our employees and their friends and families marched through downtown Hilo with our festive bucket truck. They had a great time spreading holiday cheer and joy!


Maui Arbor Day

Maui Arbor Day

We are a proud sponsor of the 20th annual Arbor Day Garden Expo and Tree Giveaway. This event at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens promotes the benefits of trees, educates the public on our company's clean energy goals, encourages safety around power lines, and provides fruit picking and tree trimming safety tips.

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Kakoo Oiwi volunteer

Community workday at Kakoo Oiwi on Oahu

Our commercial client services division volunteered for a community workday at Kakoo Oiwi, a non-profit organization in Windward, Oahu. The service helps Kakoo Oiwi with its mission to restore the agricultural and ecological productivity of the Heeia wetlands.

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Institute for Human Services

Employees volunteer at The Institute for Human Services

Our employees volunteered at the IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc. men’s shelter. They provided a warm meal, hope and compassion for those experiencing hardship. Each smile and conversation shared made a positive impact on our employees.

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Kokua Champions

2022 Kokua Champions: Purpose-driven community service

Helping others, paying it forward, serving and improving their community are common purposes that drive recipients of the 2022 Kokua Community Champion Service Award, a recognition for exemplary community service given by the HEI Charitable Foundation. The honor includes a $1,000 donation to the champions’ nonprofit of choice.

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Community Events

Volunteers from Hawaiian Electric participate in various events in support of our community. Check out our community events.