As part of its ongoing canister collection program at statewide participating Aloha Island Mart stores, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd., on behalf of its customers, recently donated $4,417.76 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. The local nonprofit organization serves 700 keiki across the state annually with a mission to shape Hawaii’s youth into responsible adults with a more positive outlook on life and change their lives for the better, forever. 

“Aloha Petroleum is so pleased to be able to continue to support deserving nonprofit organizations in our community through our in-store canister collections,” said Gary Altman, general manager of company-operated stores for Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. “The generosity of our customers never ceases to amaze me. They are truly making a difference for organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, who are able to use these funds to fulfill their missions.”  

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii serves the Aloha State through its Community-Based Mentoring and School-Based Mentoring programs, which have resulted in proven positive short-term and long-term outcomes for youth in educational, social and emotional success.

 “It’s amazing how this spare change will help positively influence the lives of Hawaii’s keiki,” said Dennis Brown, president/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. “This donation from Aloha Petroleum and its patrons will help support ‘Littles’ in their matches this year, and we are very thankful for their partnership.”

Aloha Petroleum has used its collection canister program to support dozens of non-profit organizations including the March of Dimes, Aloha Harvest, American Heart Association and, most recently, the American Red Cross.

Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. is the largest independent gasoline marketer and one of the largest convenience store operators in the state, with a history in Hawaii that dates back to the early 1900s. Aloha employs more than 500 Hawaii residents and markets through almost 100 Shell, Aloha, and Mahalo branded fueling stations throughout the state. Aloha Petroleum was recently ranked 10th among Hawaii’s Top 250 companies by Hawaii Business magazine.  More information is available at