Keiki Cupboard

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues:

Location: 310 Waipalani Rd. Haiku, HI 96708 Haiku HI 96708 USA

Mission: Keiki Cupboard is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essentials to Maui's school children. We believe that no child attending school should lack the basic needs for successful integration into their academic environment.
Results: In three years we have opened 10 complete Cupboards in Maui schools.
Target demographics: low income schoolchildren from 5-18 years old on the island of Maui.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 850
Geographic areas served: Maui Hawaii
Programs: We are a sister program with the Maui Food Bank and an approved food distribution site!
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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!

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working at Iao School

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Iao Intermediate School.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Figure out a way to allocate more supplies for the students.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to put a smile on a student's face by providing them with things that will help them learn and be comfortable.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I cant find anything that I would change except get it more recognition for the good that it is doing for the Keiki's of Maui.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my classroom

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure donors received the thank you notes from the students.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've given a barefoot kid slippers, a boy with broken shoes slippers, and school supplies out to elementary school kids who have needed it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes, it's good as is.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching students smile when they receive a new book bag, a cool lock or even the pencil they need to be prepared for class.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none it is great

 
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