Backpacks will be given to children living in homeless and domestic violence shelters.
Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald.
KapohoKine Adventures has donated 50 new Patagonia backpacks to HOPE Services Hawaii as part of an annual back-to-school campaign to provide backpacks to Hawaii Island children living in homeless and domestic shelters or in transitional housing facilities. HOPE Services Chief Executive Officer Brandee Menino said, "Every year when we distribute the backpacks, we are profoundly touched by the excitement and appreciation of the children who receive them." Hawaii Island Police Chief Harry Kubojiri added that "Our interest in helping the homeless grew out of a homeless outreach project I was involved in years ago…we noticed that homeless children were carrying their school supplies in plastic bags and wanted to be involved in helping our less fortunate keiki prepare for the start of the school year." Over the past several years, approximately 1,600 school bags have been collected and given to the community’s most vulnerable children. Backpack donations are being accepted at all Hawaii County police stations through 30 August 2014. For details, contact Kubojiri’s office at 961-2244. Aloha, Russ.