HONOLULU (AP) - Some families moving out of Institute for Human Services homeless shelter will find some necessary household items in their Easter baskets.
The Legislative Women's Caucus dropped off 100 Easter baskets at the emergency shelter Thursday. The baskets were filled with essentials like laundry soap, utensils, pots and pans, dishes, toiletries and towels. The items are meant to help the clients get off to the right start when they transition out of the shelter into a permanent home.
The caucus's "Welcome Home" basket drive began in March. In prior years, the baskets were given to clients at the shelter. This year, they're being given to those making the move into homes.
The Hawaii Women's Caucus is a bipartisan organization that includes female House and Senate members.