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A total of 86 grants of up to $500 each were distributed to public school teachers in Maui, Oahu and the island of Hawaii to help purchase much-needed school supplies and improve student programs.

The Hawaii State Federal Credit Union has awarded more than $40,000 in grants to Hawaii public school teachers through its 2022 Investing in Education grant program.

“For more than a decade, the Hawaii State FCU Investing in Education Grant Program has supported Hawaii teachers by helping them purchase the necessary school supplies and teaching tools they need. often pay out of pocket”, Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU, said in a press release Wednesday. “We are proud to continue to support these selfless teachers and, ultimately, the academic success of our students.

Teacher requests ranged from books, furniture and electronics to organization and art supplies.

About 24% of the grants went to teachers on Leeward Oahu, 17% to teachers in Maui and the island of Hawaii, and 12% to teachers in Central Oahu.

Since 2009, the program has distributed over 800 grants totaling over $390,000.

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