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Locations Foundation Kicks Off "Backpack to School" Supply Drive


For the 22nd year in a row, the Locations Foundation will donate brand-new backpacks stuffed with school supplies to children in need across Oahu for its annual "Backpack to School" initiative. To help fill this need, the Foundation is seeking donations of new school supplies.

“Backpack to School gives keiki in need the opportunity to start the new school year on the right foot,” said Devin Minardi, Realtor-Associate® at Locations and Foundation Advisory Board member.

Since its beginning in 2001, Backpack to School has donated thousands of backpacks filled with paper, pencils and more, to various local nonprofits.

“Our goal this year is to provide 500 keiki with a brand-new backpack full of school supplies. It's a small gift, but we hope that it can make a big difference for keiki in need this school year,” Minardi added.

Where to drop off donations

Members of the community are invited to donate supplies to the Backpack to School drive at the following Locations sites during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, July 14:

  • Diamond Head: 614 Kapahulu Ave. #300
  • Kailua: 151 Hekili St. #120
  • Kapolei: 91-590 Farrington Hwy. #125
  • Mililani: 95-720 Lanikuhana Ave. #120
  • Pearlridge: 98-161 Kaonohi St.
  • Pearlridge Kiosk: Pearlridge Shopping Center, Uptown
  • Any Locations Open House on Sunday, July 9, 2023

What supplies are needed?

  • 1" binders
  • Folder paper, wide rule 
  • Composition books, wide rule 
  • Colored pencils (12 pack) 
  • Crayola crayons (24 pack) 
  • Pens, black and red 
  • Highlighters, yellow 
  • #2 pencils 
  • Erasers, white 
  • Glue sticks
  • Rulers

Mahalo for helping us to meet our goal of 500 backpacks!