Iao School is extremely grateful to Keiki Cupboard. It has helped less fortunate students have the necessary supplies for their classes as well as provided some with clothing and shoes. Seeing the look on many of our student's faces when they recieve their supplies brings me, as a counselor, great joy. I can't thank Keiki Cupboard enough!
Keiki cupboard is an asset to our school, Iao Intermediate. Many children are able to get the supplies that they need but cannot get due to the economic crisis their parents are struggling to survive. It is confidentail, discreet, and the look on a student's face when they get what they need is priceless. The only part that is hard to keep up is the shoes. There never seem to be enough of the right sizes, and so many students have the need.
As a middle school counselor on Maui, I have witnessed first-hand how the Keiki Cupboard has assisted students in need. After the tsunami hit in March 2011, a 6th grader was living on the beach and her family lost of their belongings to the storm. The very next day this student was identified and brought to the counseling department where we provided her all the needed supplies from the Keiki Cupboard.
Keiki Cupboard is an extreme success with getting needy middle school students from Iao Intermediate the essential supplies that they need. I have the pleasure of putting a smile of the faces of many students by replacing their broken, worn out shoes with new ones. I have also been able to take care of thoses students that cannot afford school supplies. We are very grateful for the help that Keiki Cupboard gives us!
At Iao School, the Keiki Cupboard is a wonderful addition. Many of our students are homeless, disadvantaged, etc. The Keiki Cupboard is a quick and confidential way to get school supplies, clothing and other necessities to our students. I am thankful to have this organization in our school.
As a behavioral health specialist working in Maui public elementary schools, I've worked with at risk kids who have emotional needs and also sometimes very real needs for supplies. Through the keiki cupboard, I've helped kids get slippers, school supplies, and other items - if I see that they need something, I can get it for them instantly and easily so that they have what they need for their school day immediately. It's really helpful.
Keiki Cupboard is a blessing to Iao School. it has helped us supply many students with nescessary items they need to be successful in school. We have evrything from shoes to penicls. The Keiki Cupboard staff is always willing to fill opur student need requests. It is the best I don't know how we ever managed with it in our school.