Nearly 5,000 Students Get Free School Supplies from Ready to Learn

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More than 4,800 local students have basic school supplies from the 2017 Ready to Learn (RTL) effort during the initial back-to-school period. Many more children will benefit as social service providers continue to seek assistance for clients throughout the year. Between June and August, community donors statewide raised more than $16,000 and 14 pallets of […]

Volunteers Positively Impact Community through Ready to Learn Efforts

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Every year volunteers support our Ready to Learn (RTL) efforts in a variety of ways. They bring with them enthusiasm, positive attitudes and a willingness to get the job done, no matter what the job requires. Because of this, volunteers positively impact our community! What exactly do RTL volunteers do? Volunteers are with us each […]

Ready to Learn School Supply Drive at Salt Lake Shopping Center on July 29

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Salt Lake Shopping Center and its merchants are hosting a Goodbye Summer…Hello Back-to-School Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Saturday, July 29, and Helping Hands Hawaii will be there collecting school supplies and monetary donations for our Ready to Learn program. Stop by and make a donation to help students in need! The […]

2017 School Tools Drive Success

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Mahalo to everyone who showed up on Saturday to support KITV’s 2017 School Tools drive, a benefit for Ready to Learn! Supporters donated $6,035.98 and nine pallets of assorted school supplies! Collectively, these contributions will assemble approximately 2,000 basic school supply kits for keiki who cannot afford them. We saw unprecedented support from the public […]

School Tools Event – Saturday, June 24th

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Join KITV4 and Helping Hands Hawaii on Saturday, June 24 at the Keeaumoku Sam’s Club and Walmart from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for our annual School Tools event! This school supply drive supports our Ready to Learn program and island keiki whose families can’t afford to buy all the necessary supplies for the upcoming […]

Painting with a Purpose Fundraiser for Ready to Learn on July 31

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Helping Hands Hawaii partners with Painting with a Twist-Aiea for a Painting with a Purpose fundraiser event on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event supports Ready to Learn (RTL), which gives away FREE school supplies to more than 6,000 at-risk students each year. Painting with a Twist-Aiea is a paint-n-sip […]

2017 Ready to Learn School Supply Drive

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Join us as we kick off our annual Ready to Learn (RTL) school supply drive from June 1 to July 31, 2017! Help put free school supplies into the hands of thousands of financially struggling students! Each year active community support plays an essential role in providing students in need with tools to help their […]