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If you can read this, you can help!

Your generous and much-needed gift directly benefits our Family Literacy Libraries, Bookmobile Program, Adult Tutoring Program, Parents Achieving Literacy Project, and Drop-In Center… proven literacy programs that helped over 2,700 adults and children in 2013 improve their reading, writing, and life skills and so much more! With over 400 terrific volunteers involved in this work, we are one of the most cost-effective ways to truly help a family in need.

Right now, 1 in 6 adults cannot read or write at even a basic level in Hawai`i, and their keiki are at greater risk of being illiterate or not finishing school. But together we can help change this… Hawaii Literacy is here to help anyone in need across O’ahu and Kaua’i build the skills they need for self-sufficiency and a better life. Greater literacy is not a hand-out, but a gift that helps those in need change their lives. YOU can give the gift of literacy and bring hope, opportunity and a brighter future to a family in need.

Donations are fully tax-deductible, and every gift makes a big impact!

Please make checks payable to:

Hawaii Literacy
245 N. Kukui Street, Suite 202
Honolulu, HI 96817

Or donate online with paypal:

Mahalo nui loa from all of us at Hawaii Literacy!

Hawaii Literacy, Inc. is a private non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. All donations are tax-deductible (Federal ID# 23 – 7198698).


More ways to Contribute

Wish List

One Time Immediate Needs

  • Brochure holders and 8×11 or larger plastic displays
  • Powerpoint Projector with bulb(s)
  • Overhead Projector with bulb(s)
  • **1 White Board (dry erase) easel that folds up
  • Sturdy Digital Timers or simple stopwatches
  • Newer Kindles or tablets with WiFi capabilities
  • **Low folding tables (Japanese style or child size)
  • **Adobe PDF Acrobat Professional Software
  • Squeegie with extendable handle
  • Armless rolling task chairs – good, safe condition
  • Small/Half size refrigerator
  • Small fold-up chairs or stools

On-going Needs

  • **White copy paper or colored copy paper (any colora)
  • Plastic sheet protectors
  • Avery labels, any size
  • AA, AAA, and 9-volt batteries
  • Paper cups 3 ounce cups, napkins or coffee filters
  • **Gift baskets, gift cards, and other incentive items for students and volunteers
  • **Items and services for fundraising raffles and silent auctions
  • **Good to new condition copies of the following dictionaries: Youth English, English-Thai, English-Spanish, Chuukese-English, Marshallese-English, and Chinese-English
  • **Computer printer ink cartridges: Black HP98, Color HP95, HPOfficeJet 6500, HP Ink Cartridge 920 or 920XL
  • ** Simple stopwatches
  • ** 8×11 Heat Seal Lamination pouches
  • ** Eco-friendly cups, napkins, and plates
  • ** Gift cards to office supplies stores
  • ** Electrical tape for cataloging, all colors except black
  • Cleaning/ kitchen supplies: Lysol spray, paper towels, chopsticks, dishwashing liquid
  • hand sanitizer

School Supplies Wishlist

  • **Handwriting paper (for early writers)
  • **Folders with pockets
  • **White or colored copy paper
  • Colored pencils/markers
  • Permanent markers (Sharpies)
  • Dry Erase Markers (low-odor preferred)
  • Crayons (16 or 24 packs)
  • Scissors
  • 12″ rulers (with inches and centimeters)
  • Lined paper, college or wide ruled
  • Construction paper
  • Highlighters
  • **Rolls of masking tape
  • Rubber cement
  • **Clipboards
  • Pencils (No. 2 with erasers)
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • 3-Ring binders (1″-2″ wide)
  • Pencil cases
  • Stickers
  • **New or gently used local children’s books, especially those related to Hawaiian, Micronesian, or Polynesian cultures or stories
  • **Copies of Wednesday’s Surprise or Charlotte’s Web (in good or new condition)

** Especially needed as of February 2013

Wish list donations are gratefully accepted at the Main Office at 245 N. Kukui St. Suite 202, during office hours.

We regret that we are temporarily accepting book donations of only new or nearly new condition children books from our “Types of Books most needed by Hawaii Literacy” wish list. Our storage areas are currently full. Thank you for understanding we can only accept these books that we have an immediate need for.


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