Hawaiian Cement employees this spring helped renovate
the facility of a Honolulu-based charity group named HUGS,
which provides free support for families that have seriously
ill children. The renovation project was organized by AGC
Charities Inc., the philanthropic arm of the Associated General
Contractors of America.
HUGS — which stands for Help, Understanding & Group
Support — currently is providing assistance for nearly 300
families across the state.
“We can’t make these children healthier, but we can use our
skills to make life easier, safer and more fun for them and
their families,” said Tom Brown, president of AGC Charities.
“Contractors feel a deep sense of obligation to give back to
the communities they have literally helped build.”
Hawaiian Cement donated all the porous cement along with
manpower to repave the outdoor picnic area at the facility.
For more information about AGC Charities, go to