ASB Hosts Seeds of Service Community Clean-Up
ByASB May 02, 2023 | 2 MIN read News Releases
American Savings Bank (ASB) partnered with more than 20 organizations to bring real impact to the community through its Seeds of Service Community Clean-Up on Saturday, Apr. 29. The event is the 12th cleanup ASB has organized in the area since 2015.
“We are committed to bringing real impact to the community, which is why it’s important for us to continue bringing together our friends and family members to revitalize Aala Park and the neighboring areas,” said Ann Teranishi, president and CEO of American Savings Bank. “I’m proud of our 1,100 teammates for their commitment toward driving positive change in our community and across Hawaii.”
More than 200 participants, including ASB teammates and volunteers across Oahu, participated in the community clean-up event at Aala Park, College Walk, Sun Yat-sen Mall and Kila Kalikimaka Mall – areas that ASB is committed to reactivating as thriving community gathering places. Volunteers received green Seeds of Service t-shirts, gloves, trash bags and other supplies before spreading out across the surrounding areas to clean, paint, remove trash and more.
Participating Organizations Include:
- Aloha United Way
- APB Skate Shop
- Card Connect
- Chinatown 808
- Chinatown Business & Community Association
- Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
- Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board
- Honolulu Chinese Jaycees
- Honolulu City Council
- Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation
- Honolulu Police Department
- Honolulu Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
- Kaiser High School
- Light of the World Ministries
- Mun Lun School
- Office of Councilmember Dos Santos Tam
- Office of Rep. Daniel Holt
- Office of Sen. Karl Rhoads
- Partners in Development Foundation
- Planning for Community LLC
- Trust for Public Land
- United States Military
- We Are Oceania
Commitment to Community
The event is part of ASB’s long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability and community involvement. ASB hosts regular community clean-up events in the Aala Park area, providing an opportunity for teammates and community members to collaborate and give back.
ASB teammates have contributed more than 112,000 hours of volunteer service and ASB has donated millions of dollars to Hawaii’s nonprofits and community organizations. In 2022, ASB invested more than $240,000 to help revitalize and activate Aala Park.
ASB plans to hold its annual statewide Seeds of Service volunteer day, where teammates across four islands collaborate on community beautification and clean-up projects, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023.