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Salvation Army Seeks Back-to-School Supplies for Hawai‘i Keiki

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The Salvation Army is seeking back-to-school supplies for keiki-in-need with supply drives being held on Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, Maui and O‘ahu in July and August.

Requested items include backpacks (most needed), 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-rule binder paper. 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.

“We encourage our island communities to step up and help our keiki-in-need as families begin preparations for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year,” said Maj. Phil Lum, Divisional Commander, 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.”

Supplies will be collected in Hanapēpē and Līhu‘e.


The Salvation Army Hanapēpē Corps, located at 4465 Puolo Rd., is collecting back-to-school supplies until July 24. Donations can be dropped off Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Salvation Army Līhu‘e Corps, located at 4182 Hardy St., in Lihue, will be collecting supplies until Aug. 1. Donations can be dropped off at the Līhu‘e Corps Thrift Store from Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Thrift Store is closed on Thursdays.


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