The Salvation Army will be holding supply drives to collect back-to-school items for keiki in need.
There will be drives in Hilo and Kona. Backpacks are the most needed item. Other supplies requested include colored markers, colored pencils, composition notebooks, crayons, erasers, facial tissue, glue, glue sticks, highlighters, school boxes, paper towels, pencils, pencil pouches, pens (black, blue and red), portfolios, rulers, scissors, small calculators and wide-ruled binder paper.
“We encourage our island communities to step up and help our keiki in need as families begin preparations for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year,” said Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “The cost of many items on traditional back-to-school lists can be out of reach for many families and our goal is to help make sure each keiki has the supplies they need to succeed.”
The supply drive will be held at the Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps, located at 4465 Puolo Rd, and run until July 24. Donations can be dropped Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more details about The Salvation Army’s various back-to-school supply drives and distributions, or to make monetary donations to support the efforts, visit SchoolSupplyHawaii.org.