Hawai‘i REALTORS® Launches Charitable Foundation, Donates $50,000 to Food Banks Throughout Hawai‘i

HONOLULU, Hawaii (April 14, 2020) — Hawai‘i REALTORS®, a leading statewide professional trade organization for the real estate industry, is launching the Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation to provide support for Hawai‘i’s communities.

The foundation’s first major initiative is donating $50,000 to food banks throughout Hawai‘i, including the Hawai‘i Foodbank ($12,500), the Maui Food Bank ($12,500), The Food Basket – Hawai‘i Island’s Food Bank ($12,500), Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch ($6,250), and the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank ($6,250).

“The COVID-19 pandemic has put additional strain on our community resources, including our most basic need for food,” said Moana Andersen, president of the Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. “Hawai‘i REALTORS® are in the business of people, so it pains us to think of anyone going hungry during this time. We are proud that our foundation’s first contribution to our communities will support local food banks in the critical mission of feeding Hawai‘i.”

The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2020 that serves communities throughout Hawai‘i by supporting charitable and nonprofit organizations and their efforts to support those in need.