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.
|For Adults in Isolation Due to
Adult coloring books and
colored pencils or crayons
Healthy snack options
Additional COVID-19 Needs
Face masks & gloves
Hand sanitizer stations
Rubbing alcohol & bleach
Mops and Buckets
Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
For the Keiki
Children's headphones to support e-learning
TV tables to be used as school desks
New yoga mats for baby tummy time
Diapers and wipes
Rice (large bags - 50lbs ideal)
Canned Beans & Canned Meats
Packaged Foods such as instant noodles, saimin, pasta
Fresh foods including fruits and vegetables
Blankets, Sheets & Pillow Cases
Bathroom Towels & Wash Cloths
Laundry Soap & Fabric Softener
Women's & Men's Casual & Business Clothes
Shoes, Slippers & Sandals
New undergarments for people of all ages including diapers
Toiletries & Hygiene
Shampoo & Conditioner
Razors & Shaving Cream
small hand sanitizer bottles for personal use
List updated in August 2020.
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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