Salvation Army Seeks Back-to-School Supplies for Hawai‘i Keiki

July 2, 2021, 12:59 PM HST
* Updated July 2, 1:08 PM
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The Salvation Army is seeking back-to-school supplies for keiki-in-need with supply drives being held on Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, Maui and O‘ahu 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

“We encourage our island communities to step up and help our keiki-in-need as families begin preparations for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year,” said Maj. Phil Lum, 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.”

Donations in Hilo can be taken to the Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps, located at 219 Ponahawai St. They are taking donations by appointment until July 23. For more information call 808-935-1277.

A back-to-school drive will take place on July 31 at the Salvation Army in Hilo from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 808-935-1277.


Donations are also being accepting in Kona at the Salvation Army Kona Corps, located at 75-223 Kalani St., in Kailua-Kona. They will be collecting back-to-school supplies until Aug. 14.


Donations can be dropped Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Lt. Raghel Santiago at 808-326-2330 or send an email to [email protected].

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