Central Pacific Bank will collect school supplies and monetary donations during July at its 34 branches statewide as part of the Ready to Learn program.
Administered by Helping Hands Hawaii, Ready to Learn provides more than 12,000 low-income Hawaii children each year with new classroom supplies at the start of the school year.
All school supply donations are welcome, including crayons, scissors, notebooks, portfolios, folder paper, erasers, No. 2 pencils, glue, calculators, rulers, composition books and backpacks. A $10 donation will purchase one backpack filled with all the items needed to prepare a student for the new school year.
The school supplies and monetary donations collected at all Central Pacific Bank branches will remain on the islands where they are donated.
For more information, call (800) 342-8422 or visit www.centralpacificbank.com.