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HPD Holding Backpack Drive

July 18, 2017, 9:15 AM HST
* Updated July 18, 9:17 AM
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The Hawaiʻi Police Department will again participate in a backpack drive for children who cannot afford to buy them.

As in previous years, all police stations around the island will double as drop-off points for persons interested in helping children in need.

Backpacks may be dropped off between now and Aug. 30, 2017.

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 the Big Island.

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This is the ninth consecutive year the police department has worked in partnership with HOPE Services Hawaiʻi (formerly known as the Office of Social Ministry) and Camp Agape Big Island.

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