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HPD Participates in Backpack Drive

July 15, 2015, 2:21 PM HST
* Updated July 15, 2:24 PM
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For the seventh straight year, the Hawai’i Police Department will participate in an annual backpack drive, which collects the bags for children who cannot afford to purchase one for the upcoming school year.

Every police station on the Big Island will act as a drop-off location through Aug. 30 for individuals interested in helping children in the community who are in need.

Charities in Hawai’i have identified backpacks as the most requested non-food item.

Backpacks collected in this year’s drive will be donated to children at women’s shelters, homeless shelters, and transitional housing facilities around the Big Island.

The drive is in cooperation with HOPE Services Hawai’i, who provides homeless and transitional programs that range from outreach to emergency sheltering and supportive housing placement.

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