Education supplies

Hawai’i REALTORS donates school supplies to Kilohana Elementary School

Principal Shona Pineda, Cynthia Luafalemana, Barbara Brake and Lian Chong Kalima of Kilohana Elementary School with REALTOR Rob Stephenson of Tropical Island Properties, LLC.

Hawai’i REALTORS, a statewide professional trade organization for the real estate industry, donated PPE, cleaning supplies and education to schools across the state from October through December in as part of its annual REALTOR Day of Action.

In Molokaʻi, real estate agents donated digital cameras, gardening equipment (starter pots, fertilizer, potting soil, tools and gloves), 25 KekiDesks, outdoor chairs, umbrellas and a pop-up tent to the Kilohana Primary School.

Each year, Hawai’i REALTORS welcomes RAD to help schools in need. 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. “Hawai’i REALTORS is pleased to continue their efforts to help our keiki and teachers during this time of heightened need.”

Hawai’i REALTORS worked with each school to identify the supplies they needed most. In total, Hawai’i REALTORS donated and distributed thousands of items, including headphones, ventilators, masks, sanitizer, wipes and gloves to 10 elementary, middle and high schools on five islands.