HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines’ community outreach group, Team Kōkua, and partners have been working with interested Hawaiʻi public school principals on projects to freshen up their campuses and prepare for the new school year. The Kōkua Our Schools program will continue after the 2020-21 school year begins.

Three campus projects have been completed at Kaʻelepulu Elementary in Enchanted Lake, Waimea Canyon Middle on Kauaʻi, and Haleʻiwa Elementary on Oʻahu’s North Shore. The projects included landscaping work, classroom prep, student device cleaning and set-up, painting and mural installations. Two more projects are planned in July at Maunawili Elementary and King Kamehameha III Elementary in Lahaina.

The work has been supported with donations of supplies from City Mill Co., Ltd. and the labor, talent and expertise of POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi, local artists, and teams of Hawaiian Airlines employees who live in these communities. School staff guided and participated in the work.

“Our state and our business have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the resiliency and community spirit of our employees through Team Kōkua demonstrate again that they are our greatest asset. They just get it done,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram. “Schools are a vital support to our working families and we’re happy to do what we can to help bring them back.”