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Free Store for Teachers Opens on Kaua‘i

Kumu's Cupboard
Kumu's Cupboard

A store providing free school supplies for teachers on Kaua‘i will open its doors this weekend.  An organization called Kumu’s Cupboard in the Kukui Grove Center will provide resources for local teachers who would otherwise be using their own money to buy basic school supplies.

In addition to basic school supplies, the cupboard also stocks science equipment, office supplies and a few theater items that were donated by the community. Organizers say there is a limit based on the availability of each item, but teachers should still be able to get the supplies they need, without dipping into their own funds.  Cupboard Founder and Co-President Elyse Litvack expects most of the teachers on Kaua‘i to show up in coming weeks. 

Kumu’s Cupboard is accepting donations of either money or school supplies.  More information can be found at kumuscupboarddotorg

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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