Big Island backpack drive underway for keiki in need
The Hawaiʻi Police Department is again participating in an islandwide backpack drive for keiki in need.
New and unfilled backpacks may be dropped off at any Hawai‘i Island police station now through July 15.
Backpacks are the most requested non-food item by charities in Hawaiʻi. The donated backpacks will be distributed to children at women’s shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing facilities around the island.
Since 2008, the Hawaiʻi Police Department has teamed up with Hope Services Hawaiʻi to collect school backpacks for children who cannot afford them. Last year more than 700 backpacks were collected.