How to Help Hawaii Public Schools

The Department is committed to strengthening partnerships and collaborative opportunities to cultivate needed resources and ensure equity of access. We welcome the support of our business, industry, and community members and organizations.

Here’s how you can help

​Monetary Donation

We have partnered with the Public Schools of Hawaiʻi Foundation to accept monetary donations in support of our Maui school communities impacted by the devastating wildfires. Donations can be made at Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation and all gifts made through Oct. 1, 2023 will be dedicated solely to help our Maui students, staff and schools recover from this unimaginable tragedy.

Goods and Services

In-kind offers of support may be made through the Department’s Maui donation form. The information will be made available to schools and donors will be contacted at a later time if and when schools need the goods or services.

More Ways to Help

For more information on how to support Maui, please visit the Donating to Schools > How to Help web page. 

Statewide Donations

For assistance or more details on Statewide contributing donations, gifts, or collaborative opportunities, please contact the Community Engagement Branch, via email at or by phone at (808) 305-0690. 

If you are interested in donating to the Department of Education, please submit a Department of Education Donation Form.

Donations of Goods for Homeles​​s Keiki

Hawai‘i’s public schools serve homeless​ students statewide. Thanks to donations of classroom supplies, the Department of Education is usually able to provide students what’s needed for classwork – backpacks, notebooks, pens, etc. We often have a need for footwear, shoes and slippers. For additional questions or concerns, please contact the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program at (808) 348-0304 or (808) 723-4192.

Give Through Partners

Give Through Online Platforms

Visit the following to support classroom and project needs posted by Hawai‘i’s teachers.