The Salvation Army seeks B2S supplies across Hawaii for keiki-in-need
Written By: David Sayre
HONOLULU [June 30, 2023] – The Salvation Army is seeking back-to-school supplies for keiki-in-need with supply drives being held on Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu 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. For more details about The Salvation Army’s various back-to-school supply drives and distributions, or to make monetary donations to support the efforts, visit SchoolSupplyHawaii.org.
“We encourage our island communities to step up and help our keiki-in-need as families begin preparations for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year,” said Major Troy Trimmer, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & 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.”
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 drive: until August 4
The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps is collecting school supply donations through August 4. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Captain Felicia LeMar at (808) 935-1277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salvation Army Kona Corps
75-223 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
- Back-to-school supply drive: until August 4
The Salvation Army Kona Corps is collecting back-to-school supplies until August 4. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact The Salvation Army Kona Corps at (808) 326-2330.
The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps
4465 Puolo Rd., Hanapepe, HI 96716
- Back-to-school supply drive: until August 1
The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps is collecting back-to-school supplies until August 1. Donations can be dropped off Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Salvation Army Lihue Corps
4182 Hardy St., Lihue, HI 96766
- 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 on any Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
KAHULUI, LAHAINA, AND WAILUKU
- Adopt a Backpack Campaign: until July 21
The Salvation Army is partnering with Maui County Federal Credit Union, Aloha Pacific Credit Union, and the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for Maui’s children in need.
o Maui County Federal Credit Union is holding school supplies and backpack drives at each of its branches in Kahului, Lahaina and Wailuku until July 21.
o Aloha Pacific Credit Union is holding school supply and backpack drive at their Kahului branch until July 21.
o Participating members of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association will be collecting donations of school supplies and backpacks. Monetary donations may also be made to the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association online campaign at schoolsupplymaui.org
o Donations also can be dropped off until July 21 at the following Salvation Army locations:
§ The Salvation Army Kahului Corps
45 W. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, HI 96732
Drop-off hours: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 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 2 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 20
The Salvation Army Kauluwela Mission Corps is collecting school supply donations until July 20 to benefit keiki-in-need in Honolulu. Donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to noon.
- Windward Mall - Cram the Van: July 15
The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps is partnering with Windward Mall to collect school supply donations via a drive-thru school supply drive to support keiki-in-need living in Windward Oahu. Drop off school supply donations at Windward Mall to help Cram the Van on July 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event location will be in the parking lot by Kamehameha Hwy., near the Leonard’s Bakery “Malasadamobile.”
KAPOLEI/WEST OAHU/NORTH SHORE
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii
91-3257 Kualakai Parkway, Ewa Beach, HI 96706
- Back-to-school supply drive: until July 30
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii is collecting back-to-school supplies until July 30. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division
The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked #2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; church/religious services and programs; emergency disaster services; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; older adults; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; women’s auxiliary; and women’s ministries. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.