Locally-Owned Solar Company Donates to Hawaiian Way Fund


January 26, 2011

Honolulu, Hawaii – Poncho’s Solar Service, a Native Hawaiian-owned small business has presented a check for $10,000 to the Hawaiian Way Fund, to continue its support of cultural and community practitioners. Operated by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), the Hawaiian Way Fund unifies donations and gifts by individuals and companies to support cultural and community-based programs.

“We are grateful to the good people at Poncho’s Solar Service for this fantastic commitment of philanthropy,” said Robin Puanani Danner, CNHA President and CEO. “The donations made to the Hawaiian Way Fund are a powerful investment in Hawaii – we aren’t just sun and sand. The best of our state embodies the past, the present and the future of who we all are as a people and as a community – culture and language, and how we strive to help others is very much a part of Hawaii’s identity.”

Based in Honolulu, Poncho’s Solar Service was founded in 1988 by Corpuz “Poncho” Safranca, a Native Hawaiian from the island of Maui. Poncho’s provides residential and commercial solar water heating, and photovoltaic systems on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii island.

“No question that Poncho’s Solar is truly a great example of great corporate citizenship” Danner remarked. “He is of Hawaii, and it’s just great to see this kind of sharing with the Hawaiian Way Fund, a highly effective philanthropic fund dedicated to cultural and community initiatives.”

The Hawaiian Way Fund is the donor program of CNHA. The Fund has one charitable purpose – to enhance the well-being of Hawaii through community-based initiatives founded on Hawaiian culture, knowledge and traditions. For more information, visit www.hawaiianwayfund.org.


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