HONOLULU, Hawaii – June 13, 2017 – Carlsmith Ball has announced its commitment to donating 160 hours of community service in 2017. This year marks 160 years since Carlsmith Ball began serving the Hawaii community from its first office in Hilo, Hawaii.
The initiative kicked off this weekend as the firm teamed up with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, a non-profit organization that works to reduce the amount of trash entering Hawaii’s waterways. The firm spent Saturday cleaning up Magic Island, Ala Wai Canal and Ala Wai Harbor. The timing is fitting as the Hawaii community celebrates the Hokulea’s homecoming this week.
“Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is always proud to team up with local businesses who have a vested interest in protecting our waterways,” said Kahi Pacarro, Executive Director of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. “Congratulations to Carlsmith Ball on 160 years and thank you for all your hard work this past weekend!”
To get to 160 hours, the firm is participating in a number of community service events throughout 2017 on Oahu, as well as the neighbor islands where the firm has a presence, including Maui and Hawaii Island.
“We can think of no better way to celebrate reaching this milestone than to give back to the community that has sustained us all these years,” said Laura Lucas, a managing partner at Carlsmith Ball. “All of us here at Carlsmith Ball are excited to roll up our sleeves and jump in to make a difference for Hawaii.”