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Salvation Army Hosts Back-to-School Supply Drives for Keiki in Need

Posted July 11, 2022, 7:30 AM HST ·Updated July 13, 9:01 AM

The Salvation Army is asking the Kauaʻi community to step up and help keiki in need get the supplies they need for the upcoming school year.

The organization is conducting back-to-school supply drives throughout July and August.

“We encourage our island communities to step up and help our keiki in need as families begin preparations for the upcoming 2022-23 school year,” Maj. Phil Lum, divisional commander for The Salvation Army Hawaiian and 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.”

Supply drives are being hosted at Salvation Army locations in Hanapēpē and Līhuʻe.

The Salvation Army Hanapēpē Corps is accepting donations from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through July 24. The facility is located at 4465 Puolo Road. For more information, click here.

The Salvation Army Līhuʻe Corps is collecting school supply donations at is facility located at 4182 Hardy St. Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on any Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday through Aug. 1 at the Līhuʻe Corps Thrift Store.

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 and pencil pouches.
  • Pens (black, blue and red).
  • Portfolios.
  • Rulers.
  • Scissors.
  • Small calculators.
  • Wide-rule binder paper.

For additional details about The Salvation Army’s various back-to-school supply drives and distributions or to make monetary donations to support the efforts, click here.

For more information at The Salvation Army or its events and other outreach, call 808-988-2136, click here or follow The Salvation Army on social media.

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