HPD to Collect Backbacks for Keiki In Need
The Hawaiʻi Police Department will again participate in a backpack drive for children whose parents cannot afford to buy them.
As in previous years, all police stations around the island will double as drop-off points for those interested in helping children in need.
Backpacks may be dropped off between through Aug. 30.
Backpacks have been identified as the most requested non-food item for charities in Hawaiʻi.
The donated backpacks will be distributed to children at women’s shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing facilities around Hawai‘i Island.
This is the eighth consecutive year the police department has worked in partnership with HOPE Services Hawaiʻi (formerly known as the Office of Social Ministry).
Hope Services Hawaiʻi provides a continuum of homeless and transitional programs from outreach to emergency shelters, including permanent supportive housing placements.