Every high school in our state could use some extra money, and Mobi PCS is capitalizing on this idea with a new “Gear Up and Give Back” campaign designed to get students in the store voting for their schools. The school with the most votes by 9pm on Aug. 31 will win $10,000. Second and third place winners will get $5,000 each. The big surprise is that as of now, outer island schools are winning: Maui High School is at the top, joined by Hilo Intermediate next and Waikea Elementary. Castle High School from Oahu is fourth.
Mobi PCS started the campaign on July 19. The company is Hawaii’s only locally based mobile and wireless service provider, with nine retails sales locations on Oahu, two on Hawaii and one at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului. The company also has 30 authorized dealers across the state.
“Mobi’s Gear Up and Give Back program is a reflection of our company’s mission and vision, which includes staying involved in and providing support for our community,” says Bill Jarvis, the company’s president and CEO. “As a local company, we understand that every extra dollar that can go toward supporting the education of Hawaii’s keiki is a more than worthwhile investment.”
The schools can be public, charter, parochial or private to participate. The Mobi PCS stores have a special kiosk tablet for voting, and they say it’s just three easy steps to vote. You must have a valid email address, and there is one vote per email.