Back-to-School supply drives for keiki in need

Help us provide local youth with the tools to succeed!





Investing in their futures.


As summer break goes by, stress levels rise as families begin to think about back-to-school activities. Buying the necessary supplies – which range from backpacks to calculators – can be such a costly feat. We can't let local keiki show up to school without a backpack, notebooks, pen and pencils, or any of the basics they'll need to succeed.

Help us provide school supplies for children throughout our islands so that they can start school with the same excitement and readiness as all other children by supporting any of our current school supply drives below.

Those interested in organizing their own school supply drives may contact Bri Foulke at The Salvation Army at (808) 440-1860 or via email at bri.foulke@usw.salvationarmy.org.







Hawaii Island Supply Drives



Hilo - The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps
B2S Drive starting date: July 22
Deadline to turn in supplies: July 26
The supply drive starts on July 22 and will benefit approximately 500 K-to-sixth grade students in Hilo and East Hawaii Island communities. In addition, The Salvation Army Hilo Thrift Store is offering a 50 percent discount on children's clothes for families seeking support if supplies run out and for families who are not eligible to benefit from the supply drive.

Drop off school supplies or make a monetary donation by Friday, July 26 at 219 Ponahawai Street. Hilo, HI 96720. Requested B2S items include backpacks, folders, pens, markers, crayons, binders and erasers. For drop-offs or pickups [large bundle of items], please call ahead at (808) 935-1277.

Hilo - Stuff The Bus: Aug. 3
Hilo Walmart
Stuff The Bus B2S supply drive outside Walmart Hilo, 325 Makaala St., Hilo, HI 96720. Volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army will collect B2S items from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kailua-Kona - The Salvation Army Kailua-Kona Corps
B2S Drive starting date: ongoing
Deadline to turn in supplies: July 28
The supply drive starts is ongoing and will benefit approximately 100 children from families being served by The Salvation Army Kona Corps. Donations of school supplies may be dropped off by July 28 at The Salvation Army Kona Corps at 75-223 Kalani Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. For drop-offs call (808) 326-2330.

Kailua-Kona - Stuff The Bus: Aug. 3
Kailua-Kona Walmart
Stuff The Bus B2S supply drive outside Kailua-Kona Walmart, 75-1015 Henry St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army will collect B2S items from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.







Kauai Supply Drives



Lihue - Stuff The Bus: Aug. 3
Lihue Walmart
Stuff The Bus B2S supply drive outside Lihue Walmart, 3-3300 Kuhio Hwy., Lihue, HI 96766. Volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army will collect B2S items from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.







Maui Supply Drives



Kahului, Lahaina, and Wailuku - Adopt a Backpack Campaign
B2S Drive starting date: ongoing
Deadline to turn in supplies: July 20

The annual B2S supply drive is currently underway and is expected to benefit approximately 250 low-income K-12 students. Each year The Salvation Army of Maui County helps children in need to start off the new school year with new school supplies through their annual backpack drive. This year they have partnered with Maui County Federal Credit Union where community members may drop off school supplies or make a monetary donation at one of their three branches in Kahului, Lahaina or Wailuku through July 20.

Donations may also be dropped off at The Salvation Army Kahului Corps at 45 W. Kamehameha Ave, Kahului, HI 96732. For pick-ups of large donations, or to organize a school supply drive, call The Salvation Army at (808) 871-6270.

Requested B2S items include backpacks [no wheels], copy paper reams, 3-ring binders, college- and wide-rule filler paper, clear sheet protectors, 3x3 sticky notes, 4 oz. white glue, glue sticks, erasers, black and blue ball point pens, red ball point pens, No. 2 pencils, mechanical pencils, 12” rulers with centimeters and inches, dry erase markers, crayons, black permanent markers, color pencils, 6” scissors, color markers, earbuds/headphones, water colors with brushes, clear plastic supply box, highlighters, tape, graph paper, spiral notebooks, tabbed dividers, 3-ring pencil pouches, index cards, protractors, and facial tissue.

For more information about our The Salvation Army of Maui County’s back to school assistance, contact the Kahului Corps (808) 871-6270 or Lahaina Corps (808) 661-5335.







Oahu Supply Drives



Kaneohe - The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps
B2S Drive starting date: ongoing
Deadline to turn in supplies: July 22

The supply drive is currently ongoing and will benefit 400 to 500 K-12 children in need from families being served by The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps. Donations of school supplies may be dropped off by July 22 at The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps at 45-175 Waikalua Rd., Kaneohe, HI 96744. Donation drop-off hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For drop-offs and pick ups [large quantities], please call (808) 235-1408.

Requested B2S supply items include backpacks, folders, 3-ring binders, college-ruled paper, wide-ruled paper, spiral note books [college- and wide-ruled], pencils, black or blue ballpoint pens, crayons, colored pencils, rulers, calculators, markers [thin and fat types], binder dividers, white glue, glue sticks, tissues, and any other standard school supplies.

Kaneohe - Cram The Van at Windward Mall: July 20
B2S Drive starting date: ongoing
Deadline to turn in supplies: July 20

Drop off B2S supplies at Windward Mall at paper, pens etc. by Conrad [upper level, next to Island Expressions Jewelry] and R.A.W. Body Essentials [upper level, next to Seeds ‘n Things] between now and July 20 [mall hours – Monday – Saturday 10am – 9pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm]. The B2S collection effort culminates on July 20 with a The Salvation Army’s “Cram The Van” event at Windward Mall’s Center Court from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps. In addition, as part of Toyota Hawaii Ride & Drive, customers can take a test drive in the all-new 2020 Corolla, first-ever Corolla Hybrid, or the 2019 RAV4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toyota Hawaii will donate a backpack full of school supplies for every test drive to The Salvation Army. For more details and to register for Toyota Hawaii Ride & Drive, visit toyota-hawaii-ride-drive.eventfarm.com.

Downtown Honolulu - The Salvation Army Kauluwela Corps
B2S Drive starting date: July 16
Deadline: Aug. 3

This program will benefit students at Title 1 Schools in Honolulu by providing essential school supplies to students at these schools, ensuring that they have everything they need for success at the beginning of the school year.

Drop off school supplies by Aug. 3. For pick-ups and drop-offs call (808) 521-6551. Drop off location: The Salvation Army Kauluwela Corps, 296 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96817

Downtown Honolulu - Stuff The Bus: Aug. 3
Downtown Honolulu Walmart

Stuff The Bus B2S supply drive outside Downtown Honolulu Walmart, 1032 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813. Volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army will collect B2S items from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Kapolei - Stuff The Bus: Aug. 3
Kapolei Walmart

Stuff The Bus B2S supply drive outside Kapolei Walmart. Volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii will collect B2S items from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Mililani - Stuff The Bus: Aug. 3
Mililani Walmart

Stuff The Bus B2S supply drive outside Mililani Walmart, 95-550 Lanikuhana Ave., Mililani, HI 96789. Volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii will collect B2S items from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.







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