Kokua Aku Kokua Mai


Kahiau-KS Hawai`i Donations Requested

August 13, 2014

Aloha mai kākou e nā ‘ohana o Kamehameha Hawai`i!

We are so thankful and blessed that no one was seriously injured as we all weathered Hurricane Iselle together.  We thank you all for the support and kōkua that our families have already given to folks in our community who are in need.

Our Kamehameha Hawai`i campus leadership team conducted an initial needs assessment over the past two days and learned that there are approximately 200 Kamehameha Hawai`i students and 60 faculty and staff who live in heavily impacted areas that are still without electrical power and/or running water.

We are reaching out to you, our `ohana, faculty, staff who are able to kōkua by donating extra supplies your family did not use as you prepared for the storm, or anything else you are able to contribute by logging on to our Kamehameha Schools Hawai`i Iselle Relief Sign Up Genius website at: http://tinyurl.com/lheobsn.  You can access the same site to sign up to volunteer to collect, organize or distribute supplies.

Our goal is to organize volunteers over the next two days to donate, gather and assemble basic relief supplies for our Kamehameha Hawai`i students and staff, and distribute supplies this Friday afternoon between 2-4pm.  Basic supplies needed include:

  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable (unexpired) canned foods such as pork and beans, green beans, other canned vegetables, canned fruit, soups, canned meats, saimin packs, etc.
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic forks, knives, spoons
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Large heavy duty trash bags
  • Flashlights/batteries

If you or your child will be driving to campus this Thursday or Friday, volunteers will be accepting donations at our central donation site at the Pai`ea Stadium parking lot.  If your child will be bringing donations on the bus, bus drivers will be accepting donations in the morning only and will drop them at the Pai`ea Stadium on your behalf.  Please pack donated items in secure containers/boxes or ziplock bags so that supplies do not roll around in bus storage.  Keiki who ride on the Honomū bus (Honoka`a to Papa`ikou Route 2) will need to take their supplies/donation on to the bus. Donations on the Honomū bus must be small enough to fit under the student’s bus seat.

Campus Drop off Times at Pai`ea Stadium Parking Lot

Thursday, August 14

  • 7:00-8:00 am
  • 2:00-3:30 pm

Friday, August 15

  • 7:00-8:00 am

All supplies received will be distributed first to our KS `ohana. Any extra supplies will be donated to our Puna community who are in need.

We are grateful to Ke Akua and ALL of you, for your lokomaika`i (generosity) as we continue to kōkua our keiki and mākua who were most affected by the recent storm.

E ola kākou me ke aloha a me ka mahalo nui,

Dr. Holoua Stender, Po`o Kula

Chenielle Quiacusan, PTO President


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