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BISAC Completes 3rd Annual Therapy Kit Drive

October 31, 2017, 9:10 AM HST
* Updated October 30, 10:29 PM
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The Big Island Substance Abuse Council completed its third annual Therapy Kit Drive to benefit children who are victims of abuse and/or domestic violence.

BISAC staff members who assisted with the collection of therapy kits. (right) Dr. Hannah Preston-Pita, (left) Raquel Chang, and (middle) Mimi Dela Cruz.

This project started several years ago with the hope of making a difference in a keiki’s life. Children who are victims receive kits to help provide comfort during a difficult time.

Each backpack includes a blanket, stuffed animal, toiletries, coloring books, notebooks, pencils, and crayons.

“Since we began this project three years ago, we have collected over 375 kits,” said BISAC’s CEO Dr. Hannah Preston-Pita.

“With continued support from many organizations, community members, and an outpouring of support at our Walmart drives, we are able to inspire change and make a difference in a child’s life,” Preston-Pita added.

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The kits will be distributed through the East Hawaiʻi Children’s Justice Center and BISAC.

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