Helping Hand - Helping Hands Hawaii

Jul 15, 2016

Credit courtesy of Nik Lacchin

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about returning guest Helping Hands Hawaii and the program called Ready to Learn, aimed at assisting the extraordinary number of less-fortunate children across the Aloha State get school supplies. Through July 22nd, a donation of $10 will fill a backpack with basic school supplies. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Helping Hands Hawaii CEO and President our guest Jan Harada.

Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations. Each Friday afternoon during the statewide PM drive broadcast of All Things Considered, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization, topic or event that offers assistance to the disabled and others among the most vulnerable.     

Contact Helping Hands Hawaii:


Phone: 440-3812 (to reach the Ready to Learn program directly)

List of needed supplies:

• 24-count Crayons

• Backpacks

• Composition Books

• 4 oz. Glue

• 4 1/2" Scissors

• Portfolios

• One Subject Spiral Notebooks

• Folder Paper (College or Wide-Rule)

• Ballpoint Pens (Black or Blue)

• Rulers 

• Calculators

Find all the Helping Hand segments here.