Community Drives

At IHS, The Institute for Human Services, we provide meals, shelter, supplies, household goods and necessities. Whether it’s backpacks for school children, diapers for infants or clothes for the elderly, these essentials improve the quality of life of those living in poverty.

Wish List & Community Drives

Complete this form and send it to Volunteer@IHShawaii.org to host a goods drive. All donated items go directly to IHS clients, free of charge. 

Many of these items are often packaged to create welcome home gift baskets, toiletries kits and back-to-school sets in which we must have enough items to produce about 20 to 50 at a time. Groups can help purchase enough supplies and assemble these for distribution. Gift cards from stores such as Walmart, Target and Ross and cash donations help greatly too. 

Donation Drop Off: Kaaahi Women & Family Shelter | 546 Kaaahi Street | Pull up to the gate/drop off center on side of the building at Kaamahu Place.

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Check out our Amazon Wish List 

Urgent Needs  - Related to COVID-19

Forehead thermometers
Face Masks
Gloves
Hand Sanitizer Stations
Take-Out Containers
Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide & Bleach

Home Goods
Bedding: Blankets, Sheets & Pillow Cases 
Bathroom Towels & Wash Cloths
Laundry Soap & Fabric Softener 
Cooking Utensils 
Dishwashing Soap 

Cleaning Supplies
Mops, Buckets, Clorox Wipes, Glass Cleaner
Toilet Paper & Paper Towels 

Non-Perishable Food
Rice
Canned Beans & Canned Meats
Packaged Foods such as instant noodles, saimin
Clothing
Women's & Men's Casual & Business Clothes
Shoes, Slippers & Sandals  
New undergarments for people of all ages including diapers

Toiletries
Shampoo & Conditioner
Deodorant
Baby Wash
Razors & Shaving Cream
Feminine Products

School Supplies*
Backpacks
Notebooks
Pens & Pencils & Pencil Cases
Pocket Folders
Rulers
Educational Books

*Each summer, we need at least 100 back-to-school kits to help school-age children. Due to limited storage capacity, we can only accept these items in July and request that supplies be pre-packaged as kits. 

List updated in March 2020.

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