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School supplies drive for Maui keiki in need slated through July 17

By Staff | Jun 25, 2020

Backpacks of supplies can be dropped off at Maui County FCU branches during business hours from June 22 to July 17.

WAILUKU – Maui County Federal Credit Union (FCU) is holding school supplies and backpack drives at each of its branches in Kahului, Lahaina and Wailuku from June 22 until July 17.

These events will support The Salvation Army Maui’s annual back-to-school efforts to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for Maui’s children in need.

Backpacks of supplies from the below list can be dropped off at Maui County FCU branches during business hours.

Branches are located at 270 Dairy Road in Maui Marketplace in Kahului, 270 Lahainaluna Road in Lahaina and 1888 Wili Pa Loop in Wailuku.

Donations for adopting a backpack are also being accepted at all Maui County FCU branches and are 100 percent tax-deductible.

“We are proud to be able to partner with The Salvation Army for the third year in the endeavor to help local students go back to school prepared to succeed by donating school supplies for kids in need,” said Maui County Federal Credit Union President/CEO Gary Fukuroku. “Now more than ever, we hope to help students return to the important work of learning and getting an education that will assist in preparing them for the future.”

“We are grateful to Maui County FCU and their members for supporting keiki in need across our island,” said Lt. Steven Howard, corps officer and Maui County coordinator for The Salvation Army. “Especially during the ongoing pandemic, these back-to-school items will help ease the minds of students and their families as they prepare for the new school year.”

The supplies list includes:

Backpacks without wheels;

Reams of copy paper;

Three-ring binders;

Portfolios with two pockets;

Lined filler paper;

Clear sheet protectors;

Post it notes (3-inch x 3-inch);

Four-ounce white glue;

Composition books;

Glue sticks;


Ballpoint pens (black, blue and red);

No. 2 pencils;

Mechanical pencils;

12-inch ruler with inches/centimeters;

Dry erase markers;


Permanent black markers;

Colored pencils;

Six-inch scissors;

Color markers;


Watercolors with brushes;

Clear plastic pencil boxes;


Scotch tape;

Graph paper;

Spiral notebooks;

Tabbed dividers;

Three-ring pencil pouches;

Index cards’


Families in need of back to school assistance can contact The Salvation Army Family Services in Kahului at (808) 871-6270 and in Lahaina at (808) 661-5335. For more information, visit maui.salvationarmy.org.