Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Matson Gives

By Karen Robes Meeks

More than 850 charitable organizations and non-profit programs in Hawaii, Alaska and other regions including the US mainland received a total of $3.6 million in cash and in-kind donations from Matson and its employees last year. The list below shows some of the largest cash donations:

• $200,000 to United Way;

• $60,000 to the American Red Cross;

• $45,000 to the Navy League;

• $40,000 to the American Heart Association;

• $35,000 to the Coast Guard Foundation;

• $50,000 to the expansion of Covenant House – a youth shelter in Alaska; and

• $25,000 to the Hawaii State Department of Education's Beginning Teacher Summer Academies.

"Matson considers itself a lifeline to the communities it serves, and with that comes a special responsibility," said Matt Cox, Chairman and CEO. "In addition to being a reliable supply chain provider, Matson is committed to supporting local organizations that improve the quality of life in our communities."