Aloha United Way’s Society of Young Leaders and volunteers from across the island worked together today to prepare over 250 backpacks and over 375 kits of school supplies for local schoolchildren. The school supplies were collected during the Society of Young Leader’s Annual School Supply Drive, which took place June 15 to July 25, 2015. The supplies will be distributed to homeless and disadvantaged students at public schools grades K-12 by the Hawai‘i State Department of Education before the first day of school.

On the first day of school, the teachers check to ensure that their students have the necessary school supplies for the school year. Thankfully due to all your donations and your kindness, many, if not all of our keiki will have the school supplies to succeed. Your donations are all greatly appreciated, especially by our keiki. The composition books you donate turn into a child’s “Writer’s Notebook” and the folders you donate turn into a “Homework Folder”. Your donated crayons, markers, and glue sticks are the tools that let our keiki create, express, grow, and learn at school.

Supplies were collected and donated from companies across O’ahu, including

  • Allied PRA, Altres
  • The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i
  • Haseko
  • HIHR Group
  • InSynergy
  • Jamba Juice Hawaii
  • NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction)
  • Oceanit
  • Pearl Hawaii FCU
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • John Mullen
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • First Insurance Building
  • I-Trampoline


Contact the Aloha United Way to host a collection site.

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