Panda Express Raises $439,077 for Kapiolani

Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express, raised $439,077 in 2022 for programs and services at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

For the second-straight year, the Panda Express location at Moanalua Shopping Center generated the most funds of any Panda restaurant in the country, raising $42,561.

Panda’s fundraising efforts for 2022 supported the Child Life team and Pediatric Heart Center. Panda’s donation moves it closer to its goal of a $5 million commitment to Kapiolani.

To celebrate the milestone of giving, dozens of Panda Express employees wanted to meet those who benefit the most while serving up smiles for keiki at Kapiolani. Panda staff members were able to meet with pediatric patients and engage in some fun activities like ring-toss games, face painting and photobooth picture taking.

The visit was capped off with a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Panda Cares Center of Hope, which is known to Kapiolani patients as “The Playroom” because of the toys, arts and crafts, video games and other fun distractions found there. The space was renamed the Panda Cares Center of Hope in 2020. Watch the video to see how Panda's generosity is impacting Kapiolani and its patients.