School Supply Drive for Hawaii’s Keiki


Many of our keiki come from households that cannot afford to buy school supplies. You can help us fill this gap by making a donation to the Ready to Learn program from June 1 to July 31, 2016! Many local businesses, groups and individuals are joining forces to help kids succeed in school. Some are […]

Watch our Ready to Learn Interview on KITV

Check out this morning’s interview on KITV where we were joined by American Savings Bank, one of our amazing Community Partners. All of their statewide branches will collect monetary and school supply donations from June 15th to July 22nd to support the program. The Ready to Learn campaign runs from June 1st to July 31st, […]

Ready to Learn 2016 Kick Off

RTL 2016

The Ready to Learn (RTL) program helps students in grades K to 12 by providing them with free school supplies throughout the year, especially during the main back-to-school season. Founded in partnership with the late U.S. Senator Daniel and Maggie Inouye in 1999, the program continues to ensure that more than 7,000 low-income and homeless […]

Rotary Club of Honolulu Presents $10,000 Weinberg Friends Grant to Helping Hands Hawaii

The Rotary Club of Honolulu (RCOH) presented a $10,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s Weinberg Friends program to Helping Hands Hawaii (HHH) on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Ballroom. The grant will support our Ready to Learn (R2L) Program, which provides free basic school supplies to low-income […]

2015 Ready to Learn Program Success

School Supplies

Our 16th annual Ready to Learn (R2L) campaign wrapped up at the end of July, and with the help of our Community Partners, individual donors and the public, we raised more than $44,380 in total monetary and school supply donations! We collected approximately $10,780 in financial contributions and enough school supplies to create more than […]

Ready to Learn: 2015-2016 School Supply Program Begins

The Ready to Learn (R2L) program focuses on the needs of school-aged students from grades K to 12. Initially founded in 1999 in partnership with the late U.S. Senator Daniel and Maggie Inouye, its purpose is to ensure that low-income and homeless students throughout Hawai‘i have basic school supplies for their education. In 2005, HHH […]

Donate school supplies and help keiki

cpb ready to learn entry form 1

All Central Pacific Bank branches are accepting school supplies and monetary donations now through July 31, 2013. Your donation will help Hawai‘i’s children in need get Ready to Learn. Enter our essay contest by July 31 for a chance to win an iPad mini® Hey Kids! In 250 words or less, tell us, “Why is school important to you?” One […]