12th Annual Shoebox for the Homeless Drive: Responsible Students Respecting for Those in Need

Castle Complex Schools participated in the 12th annual Shoebox for the Homeless Drive (SHD). It was a huge success!  This was another example of the 5Rs: Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Relationships, and Resiliency. A total of eight Castle Complex Schools participated and filled over 1,500 shoeboxes worth of donations. These shoeboxes were collected on February 14, 2018.  The shoeboxes included toiletries, clothes, food, small gifts, school supplies, and thoughtful notes.  Many shoeboxes were decorated, wrapped with paper, or even replaced by recyclable and gently used bags. This is the 12th year that the Community Works in 96744 Coalition’s 5Rs Workgroup partnered with Darin Leong and John Au of Chinen & Arinaga, Financial Group Inc.  The 5Rs Workgroup members and community volunteers distributed shoeboxes to various social service agencies throughout the 96744 community and to the Kahuku, Kalaheo, and Kailua school complex and their communities.  This year, Waiahole Elementary School came in first place ($1,000) with a 241% participation rate of “number of shoeboxes collected” to the “total student enrollment” ratio.   Kaneohe Elementary came in second ($250) with 101% participation.  Monetary awards were generously provided by Chinen & Arinaga  Thank you to the Castle Complex students and their families for your generosity and commitment to supporting the 5Rs.  Extraordinary job!