Over the past two months, Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) employees have conducted an internal drive to collect hundreds of new backpacks full of school supplies to donate to every first-grader at six schools with higher populations of at-risk keiki across the island, including Palolo Elementary on August 5. Each of the schools received backpacks full of school supplies including crayons, markers, portfolios, three-ring binders, pencil boxes, glue, scissors, erasers, pencils, water colors and composition books.
2013 marks the fifth anniversary of the Servco-employee school-supply drive. In 2012, they provided backpacks and school supplies to more than 400 students on Oahu.
The backpack drive was initiated by a team of Servco employees who recognized that families may struggle to provide their children with what they need to succeed in school.