On Saturday, Kona Impact loaded two shopping carts filled to the brim with school supplies for local Keiki. That included 60 three-ring binders, hundreds of file folders, pencils, highlighters, notebooks, glue sticks, colored pencils, and the entire remaining stock of Wal-Mart’s graph paper.
As a former educator, I know that students who don’t have the basics–food in their stomachs and school supplies–are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to learning. These are so fundamental that no child should go without. We’re failing our future if we can’t at least ensure these things.
During the summer we volunteered, through the Rotary Club of Kona, for several food giveaways to local families, and, when possible, we’ll continue that into the future.
When the call went out for school supplies last week, we promised ‘a truckload” of school supplies, which we delivered last Saturday to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army an excellent system in place to distribute the supplies. If you know of any child who needs a backpack full of supplies they should contact the Salvation Army for a free one. 808 326-7780