How to Help Our Public Schools

The Department is committed to strengthening partnerships and collaborative opportunities to cultivate needed resources and ensure equity of access. We welcome the support of our business, industry, and community members and organizations.

Statewide Donations

For assistance or more details on Statewide contributing donations, gifts, or collaborative opportunities, please contact the Community Engagement Branch, via email at or by phone at (808) 305-0690. 

If you are interested in donating to the Department of Education, please submit a Department of Education Donation Form.

Donations of Goods for Homeles​​s Keiki

Hawai‘i's public schools serve homeless​ students statewide. Thanks to donations of classroom supplies, the Department of Education is usually able to provide students what's needed for classwork - backpacks, notebooks, pens, etc. We often have a need for footwear, shoes and slippers. For additional questions or concerns, please contact the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program at (808) 348-0304 or (808) 723-4192. Click here for more information on how to fulfill a need.

Give Through Partners

Hawai‘i Community Foundation Make a difference by directing funds to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, a significant partner of the Department and an important source for scholarships to students and grants for nonprofits supporting school communities and families.

Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation An independent nonprofit corporation dedicated to strengthening the quality of public education. The Foundation uses its Good Idea Grants to stimulate innovation and academic excellence in Hawai‘i's public schools. Mini-grants are awarded to teachers and schools for innovative instructional ideas that will improve student learning. The Foundation has also made travel grants to students and channeled major contributions to designated schools or projects meeting the criteria of the donor.

Hawa​​​i‘i 3R’s This nonprofit organization launched by the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye assists with projects to improve school campuses.

Give Through Online Platforms

Visit or to support classroom and project needs posted by Hawai‘i’s teachers.

Contact Information

Community Engagement Branch

Phone: (808) 305-0690



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