Education supplies

Hawaiʻi REALTORS donates school supplies to two Maui schools


December 3, 2021, 10:05 am HST

(LR): Maui REALTORS Erin Clapper and Gina Duncan delivered 50 tower fans and educational supplies to Maui High School vice principal Lianne DelaCruz as part of the trade organization’s annual day of action at statewide. Photo Courtesy: Hawai’i REALTORS

Hawai’i REALTORS donated personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and school supplies to schools across the state in October and November as part of its annual REALTOR Day of Action (RAD).

In 2018 and 2019, RAD volunteers completed school improvement projects for 18 Hawaiian schools, and in 2020 and 2021, the organization switched to donating supplies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our schools are still in need of basic supplies to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, as well as a variety of educational items to support a smooth transition to classroom learning,” said Derek Lau, president of Hawai’i REALTORS, a statewide trade organization for the real estate industry.

In Maui, Hawaiʻi REALTORS donated:

  • 50 tower fans, 500 headphones, 600 composition books, 450 glue sticks, 2,880 pens and 1,440 pencils at Maui High School
  • 100 AAA Batteries, 10 Battery Operated Thermometers, 50 Laptop Bags, 50 Chromebook Chargers, and 50 Laptop Headsets at Waihe’e Elementary School

Hawai’i REALTORS worked with each school to identify the supplies they needed most. Statewide, the organization donated and distributed thousands of items, including headphones, ventilators, masks, disinfectant, wipes and gloves to 10 schools on five islands.