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For kids preparing for the upcoming school year, school supplies remain critical to their success. The Salvation Army has adapted its services to ensure that children in every community can continue receiving the educational support they deserve. The Salvation Army wants to help as many families as possible. We are seeking back-to-school supplies for keiki-in-need with supply drives being held across the state of Hawaii 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.
Here is a list of current drives and deadlines, and events by island:
The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps
219 Ponahawai St., Hilo, HI 96720
Back-to-School supply donations by appointment: until July 23
The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps is collecting school supply donations by appointment until July 23.
To drop off a donation or for more information, call (808) 935-1277.
Back-to-school drive: July 31
The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps is hosting a school supply drive to collect school supply donations for keiki-in-need, on July 31, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (808) 935-1277.
Back-to-school supply drive: until August 14
The Salvation Army Kona Corps is collecting back-to-school supplies until August 14.Donations can be dropped Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Lt. Raghel Santiago at 808-326-2330 or email email@example.com.
Back-to-school drive: July 24
The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps is collecting back-to-school supplies until July 24. Donations can be dropped Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Back-to-school supply drive: until August 1
The Salvation Army Lihue Corps is collecting back-to-school supplies until August 1. Donations can be dropped off at the Lihue Corps Thrift Store from Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [note, the Thrift Store is closed on Thursdays.]
Kahului, Lahaina, Wailuku
Adopt a Backpack Campaign: until July 16
The Salvation Army is partnering with Maui County Federal Credit Union (FCU) to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for Maui’s children in need. Maui County Federal Credit Union is holding school supplies and backpack drives at each of its branches in Kahului, Lahaina and Wailuku until July 16.
Donations also can be dropped off until July 16 at the following Salvation Army locations:
The Salvation Army Kahului Corps
W. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, HI 96732
Drop-off hours: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, call (808) 871-6270.
The Salvation Army Lahaina Corps
135 Shaw St, Lahaina, HI 96761
Drop-off hours: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, call (808) 661-5335.
The Salvation Army Kauluwela Mission Corps
296 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96817
Back to school supply drive: Tuesdays and Thursdays until July 24
The Salvation Army Kauluwela Mission Corps is collecting school supply donations until July 24 to benefit keiki-in-need in Honolulu. Donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii
91-3257 Kualaka'i Parkway, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706
Back-to-school supply drive: July 24
The Salvation Army Kroc Center will host a back to school supply drive on Saturday, July 24. Donors can drop off their donations of basic school supplies such as notebooks, backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, paper, etc. directly to the Kroc Center from 9:00am-4:00pm on July 24.
These donations will be distributed to elementary schools in our local community that are in need.
The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps
45-175 Waikalua Rd., Kaneohe, HI 96744
Back-to-School supply drive: until July 22
The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps is also is collecting school supplies to benefit keiki living in Windward Oahu. School supply donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. Back-to-School Supply Distribution: July 31 [advance registration required]
Clients can sign up through July 20 at the Kaneohe Corps Food Pantry on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon.