Community Gift Giving

Welcome and mahalo for visiting our Community Gift Giving page! Young Brothers has a long standing tradition of supporting our local island communities in many ways, including in-kind gratis shipments, equipment donation, and participation in the Saltchuk Giving Initiative – Hawaiʻi Region.  Find out how we can help your organization below!

Young Brothers offers support to active non-profit, 501(c)3, organizations in the form of gratis shipments, which are in-kind services to transport goods on Young Brothers sailings. Over recent years we have regularly provided assistance to organizations in our communities make a greater impact.

As a guideline, Young Brothers provides gratis shipping benefits to non-profit organizations with a focus on:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Agriculture

Requests should be made a minimum of 30 days prior to requested ship date, and approved projects must benefit the community at-large.

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Young Brothers’ Equipment Donation program helps provide non-profit organizations with permanent storage in the form of used dry containers for a variety of projects and groups that support children, education, health, human services, environmental stewardship, and agriculture.

Containers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and may not be readily available for an event.

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The 2020 Giving Year is now closed.  Please check back with us in first quarter of 2021 for more information.  Mahalo!

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As Saltchuk companies, we work together to make meaningful impacts in the communities where we live, work and serve. Our network of sister companies has a rich history of giving back, contributing an average of $2.5 million in cash and in-kind support each year.

In addition to the significant support directed through our operating companies, in 2014 Saltchuk established Giving Committees in Alaska, Washington, Florida, and Hawaiʻi.

The Hawaiʻi committee represents the three Saltchuk companies operating here: Young Brothers, Hawaiʻi Petroleum & Minit Stop, and Aloha Air Cargo. The Hawaiʻi Regional Committee distributed over $1,400,000 since it’s inception.

Grant Criteria:

Programs and projects making an impact in the areas of Post-Secondary Education and Youth Development will be considered for grants.  The committee seeks to partner with organizations that make a significant and sustainable impact on their communities.  Please share with us how we can help your organization make a difference.

Grant recipients must be a registered as a 501(c)(3) and serve the Hawaiian Islands.

Members of the Hawaiʻi Regional Giving Committee

  • Kimo Haynes, Hawaii Petroleum & Minit Stop
  • Jay Ana, Young Brothers
  • Travis Colbert, Aloha Air Cargo
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For questions please contact communications@htbyb.com.

Moving Hawai‘i Forward By Giving Back – Hawai‘i Wildlife Center

While Young Brothers’ tugs and barges sail the sea, many seabirds are soaring above us pointing the way from island to island.  Nonprofits like the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center are dedicated to caring for seabirds, native birds and bats through emergency, medical and rehabilitative care. 

“The gratis shipment of our wildlife rescue van from Hawaiʻi Island to O’ahu and back for seabird fallout gave us the ability to help over 600 native ‘uaʻu kani (wedge-tailed shearwaters) downed this season, all in the span of just one month,” said Linda Elliott, President and Center of the Hawaii Wildlife Center.

The center sometimes tends to more than 70 birds in a single day.

“Having our large van for the program was critical to our ability to rescue and transport birds to release sites and to our OSA stabilization site if the bird required more intensive care,” Elliott added

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