Back 2 School Hawaii Clothing Drive

$1,830 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 10 months
Aloha, I’m Kaiya, and I’m a eight grade student at SEEQS Charter Middle School in Honolulu, Hawaii.


I love living in Hawaii, and hanging out with my friends, and when it’s time to go back to school, I’m so lucky because I’m able to buy some new clothes, a great new backpack, new shoes and all those things that help give me confidence for the first few days back.

But there are kids on Oahu who are not that fortunate, and that’s why I want to help. I think every kid deserves the opportunity to walk into school that first day feeling confident and happy.

So here’s how I can help, and I hope you can help me! I want to raise 2,000 lbs of clothing and hold a pop-up back to school shopping event to help underserved school aged kids on Oahu.


https://www.facebook.com/BackToSchoolHawaii/

There are so many different types of people living in Oahu. My school friends come from all over the world, but I have noticed there are more kids my age living without a lot of money, and unfortunately, some are homeless.

I want to invite these kids to a fun event so they can enjoy a back to school shopping event.

School starts on August seventh and I want to hold my back to school event on Saturday, August 5…An event with live music, shave ice, socializing and the opportunity to pick up 5 new back to school clothing items.

There is small cost $2, and is some kids can’t afford that, they’ll get in for free.

I’m hoping to raise $1000 to cover the cost of setting up my non-profit foundation, to print postcards and flyers to hand out to businesses and individuals to create a website to promote this back to school shopping event, and to turn this inaugural event into an annual clothing drive.


My goal is to help Oahu kids in need feel confident and happy to be going back to school.

I hope you can help me reach this important goal through your contributions to our non-profit foundation.

Mahalo!

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Back 2 School Hawaii Clothing Drive has reached 52% of its goal. Thanks to Andrew, Gail and Natalia.
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Aloha everyone! Kaiya is in the final stages of pulling together her first pop up event for Back to School Hawaii. We've successfully raised over 1,500 pounds of clothing, 48 brand new backpacks, hired Kona Ice to hand out free shave ice at the event and secured live entertainment - all we need is $500 to purchase basic Back to School supplies for each backpack. If you have an extra $5 to donate, every little bit helps :) Mahalo! https://www.facebook.com/BackToSchoolHawaii

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Mahalo for all your support! Thanks to KITV Island News, we have raised an additional 200 pounds of clothing. Bringing our estimated weight to close to 500 pounds! With more pick ups schedule for this weekend! We will post photos of the donated items this weekend :) Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo!
Kaiya <3
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Aloha everyone!

Kaiya now has over 200lbs of donated items!

But the GREAT news is the local TV stations have taken interest in her cause. KITV will be visiting Kaiya's school on Tuesday so she can talk about Back to School Hawaii, and the foundation's mission.

We are so excited for this opportunity to reach local viewers and bring awareness to her cause. We'll post the video once the episode has aired. In the meantime, every little bit helps - $1, $2, $5 whatever you can give.

If you live on Oahu and would like to donate clothing, SEEQS middle school has agreed to let Kaiya set up a donation container. Drop off times are from 8:45 - 3:00. If those times don't work, please email info@studiodelmar.net

Mahalo nui loa <3
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Heather Arias De Cordoba
10 months ago

Absolutely! Clothing donations are more than welcome :)

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Karen White Corbiell
10 months ago

Can we donate clothing as well?

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$1,830 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 10 months
Created April 9, 2017
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ivivva by lululemon
6 months ago

On behalf of ivivva by lululemon, the team at ivivva ala moana is honored to donate to your cause. Thank you for inspiring us for being you, an amazing, dedicated and thoughtful girl. Thank you for elevating the world around you.

$30
Anonymous
6 months ago
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$120
Richard Paul
6 months ago
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Aloha Heather, hope this helps. Hana hou!!

RY
$50
Rhea Yamashiro
6 months ago
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What a wonderful service you and your mom are providing, Kaiya!

$200
Karen Corbiell
7 months ago
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Way to go Kaiya!!!

TJ
$25
Tammy Jones
7 months ago
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Very proud of you, Kaiya!

JB
$10
Joanne Blackmore
7 months ago
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All the best with you project Kaiya and have a great year at school. Love you!

$20
Anonymous
7 months ago
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Heather Arias De Cordoba
10 months ago

Absolutely! Clothing donations are more than welcome :)

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Karen White Corbiell
10 months ago

Can we donate clothing as well?

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