9 Rotary clubs of Maui collect school items

For the seventh consecutive year, members of all Rotary Clubs on Maui recently manned doors at local businesses to collect school supplies and donations for the children of Maui.

Fortysix boxes and 56 bags of supplies were collected and more than $5,800 in cash donations received.

Each Maui Rotary Club determined the recipients of the supplies and cash donations. The clubs also distributed the supplies to Maui schools. Monetary donations were distributed to Keiki Kupboard at six schools, Kihei Youth Center and Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center. The following businesses allowed Rotary members to accept donations: Walgreen’s in Lahaina, Walmart, Office Max in Kahului and Longs in Kihei, Pukalani, Kahului and Lahaina.

This islandwide School Supplies Drive was one of the many community service projects sponsored by the Rotary Clubs on Maui. The nine clubs are a part of Rotary Internationals’ global network of more than 32,000 clubs worldwide.

For more information about these clubs, call Maui assistant district governors Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or Hugh Chare at 572-3020 or go to the Rotary Clubs of Maui Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rotaryclubsofmaui.