HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- By: Kaitlin Kogachi
Kealoha Pilares was honored Tuesday for his donation to the National Child Identification Program at the Prince Kuhio Federal Building. Pilares, despite his young age, wasted no time in giving back to the community by sponsoring 5,000 child identification kits.
Vida Bottom, Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu office of the FBI, commended Pilares for his outstanding contribution. "From our perspective, Kealoha is a solid member of our community. He stands tall as a role model for our Hawaii youth. Kealoha is a man who has not abandoned his local roots, and he puts his money where his mouth is," said Bottom. Because the program is completely funded by private donations, contributions like the one Pilares made are responsible for the program's success.