KAILUA, Hawaii — Volunteers from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii gathered for a community workday at Kalaheo High School today, working with school staff to help beautify the campus. This marks Kaiser Permanente’s fourth community workday of 2018, part of an ongoing initiative to support healthy learning environments for Hawaii youth by restoring and beautifying school campuses.
Volunteers completed general maintenance in the school parking lot, including restriping parking stall lines. Kaiser Permanente provided volunteers and monetary support for the project.
“We’re proud to work with Kalaheo High School to help beautify their campus and instill in students a sense of pride for their school,” said David Tumilowicz, vice president of communications at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We look forward to supporting even more public schools in 2018 by sponsoring and participating in a few more community workdays through the rest of this year.”
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has partnered with Hawaii 3R’s, an organization founded by the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, to identify and complete impactful projects at schools across the state. Hawaii 3R’s provided a grant for $8,500 for the beautification projects.
“We’re grateful to Kaiser Permanente and 3R’s for donating their time and resources to help support our school, and perform needed work on our campus,” said James Rippard, principal of Kalaheo High School. “Our campus beautification efforts today help instill a sense of pride and community in our students, faculty and staff.”
About Hawaii 3R’s
In 2001, the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye began a new initiative called Hawaii 3R’s (Repair, Remodel and Restore Hawaii’s public schools) whose mission is to bring outside financial and human resources together to tackle the approximately $640 million repair and maintenance backlog in Hawaii’s public schools. Hawaii 3R’s works with state agencies, trade unions, businesses, military, community leaders, parents, teachers and students to match public and private funds with volunteers’ “sweat equity” to reduce the backlog.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.