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 school children.
The school supplies were collected during the Society of Young Leader’s Annual School Supply Drive, which took place June 15 to July 25, 2016. 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 July 25 from 8:30am to 11am, volunteers came together to create backpack kits for each child to start the new year. Kits included pencils, paper, crayons, glue, notebooks, all the basic items to return to school, and more.
Two backpack kit types were made: Elementary School and Middle School
We made an assembly line to pack the school supplies.
OUR KEIKI THANK YOU!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE BUSINESS THAT HOSTED A COLLECTION SITE
Supplies were collected and donated from companies across O’ahu, including
- Allied PRA, Altres
- The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i
- HIHR Group
- Jamba Juice Hawaii
- NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction)
- Pearl Hawaii FCU
- Pier 1 Imports
- John Mullen
- Hawaiian Telcom
- Hilton Hawaiian Village
- First Insurance Building