Kalihi Waena Elementary students receive gift backpacks & school supplies in generous holiday donation

14-Dec-2017

‘Tis the season for giving and today all students at Kalihi Waena Elementary got a special holiday gift of new backpacks, containing crayons, notebooks and other school supplies, in a generous donation from PRMI Hawaii.

HONOLULU – ‘Tis the season for giving and today all students at Kalihi Waena Elementary got a special holiday gift of a new backpack in a generous donation from Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI) Hawaii and the Kids in Need Foundation, at a school-wide assembly.  All 470 students at the school received the new backpacks, containing crayons, notebooks and other school supplies.

“This donation not only impacts our students, but our entire school community from our teachers to our parents,” said Principal Ronnie Victor.  “Having school supplies allows our students to be more organized and ready to learn, and this makes it easier for both our teachers and students.  We want to thank PRMI Hawaii and our entire school community for making this possible.” 

Although parents generally purchase school supplies at the start of the school year, the need for some items, like backpacks, varies with use and daily wear and tear.  The new JanSport backpacks were passed out to students by PRMI Hawaii's staff.  The generous holiday donation covers the entire school enrollment of 470 students from preschool to grade 5. 

"Our staff at PRMI was so thrilled to see the excitement on the students' faces when they received their backpacks and gifts," said PRMI Hawaii Regional Branch Manager Nelson Oyadomari.  "The spirit of giving is so important in our community and we're very happy to be able to give back to our keiki, especially during the holidays."  

Donations to public schools help all students towards achieving academic success.  Caring individuals and organizations can donate financial or material assistance and skilled professionals can also connect with schools to donate specialized services.  Please click here for more information on donating to schools.

Photo of the kindergarten class with their new backpacks, donated by PRMI Hawaii.

Contact Information

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Phone: 808-586-3232

Email: donalyn_dela_cruz@hawaiidoe.org

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