School supplies drive for MEO Head Start by Valley Isle Community FCU

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June 8, 2023

A school supplies drive by Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union benefits children in Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start, a preschool program offered at no cost to income-qualifying families on Maui and Moloka‘i.

Items being collected at Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union branches on Maui from June 26 to July 28 include:

  • Composition notebooks, wide ruled.
  • Crayola markers, broad tip, 10 count.
  • Crayola crayons, large, 8 count.
  • Crayola crayons, 24 count.
  • Plastic pencil boxes.
  • Glue sticks.
  • Glue bottles.
  • Scissors, blunt tip.

The supplies may be dropped off at the credit union’s branches in Kahului (160 Pa‘ahana St.), Wailuku (69 N. Market St.) and Lahaina (40 Kupuohi St., No. 102). Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; the Lahaina Branch is closed Mondays and Wednesdays and from noon to 1:15 p.m. each day for lunch.

The supplies will support families’ school connection projects at home.

MEO Head Start serves Maui and Moloka‘i families, who are *homeless, on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income or meet poverty income guidelines, and children, who are in foster care or have special needs. The program, which receives county and federal funding, serves 3 and 4 year olds and is offered without charge to families.

For more information about Head Start, call (808) 249-2988.

Children in the Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start program offer a sendoff to Moloka‘i Branch Manager Yolanda Reyes at her retirement celebration in March 2022. Maui Economic Opportunity photo.

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