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School supplies drive underway through July 16

By Staff | Jun 25, 2021

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 now until July 16.

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

Backpacks and 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 excited to partner with The Salvation Army for the fourth consecutive year to help local students go back to school prepared to succeed. By providing school supplies for Maui kids in need, we hope to help students return to the important work of attending school and getting an education that will assist in preparing them for the future.” said Maui County Federal Credit Union President/CEO Gary Fukuroku.

“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 these challenging times, 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” x 3″);

Four-ounce white glue;

Composition books;

Glue sticks;


Ballpoint pens (black/blue/red);

No. 2 pencils;

Mechanical pencils;

12-inch ruler with inches and centimeters;

Dry erase markers;


Permanent black markers;

Color pencils;

Six-inch scissors;

Color markers;


Watercolors with brushes;

Clear plastic pencil box;


Scotch tape;

Graph paper;

Spiral notebook;

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.