Before students go back to school in the fall, parents will hit stores across the island to shop for school supplies. However, for some families, backpacks, pencils, and composition books may be out of their budget. That’s why Aloha United Way started an annual school supply drive to support Hawaii’s homeless keiki. Every year they give over 1,500 school supply kits to students in need so they can head back to school with the educational tools they need to succeed.
This year the ALTRES team rallied together to collect everything from crayons to calculators in our own school supply drive, which was held from June 26 to July 20. We’re excited to support Hawaii’s keiki as they strive to continue their education and become our future leaders.
If you are interested in making a donation or would like to start your own school supply drive, visit the Aloha United Way website.