Group of students with school supplies

UH medical students prepare to distribute backpacks and other school supplies to homeless shelters.

With schools back in session this month, the Hawaiʻi Homeless Outreach and Medical Education (HOME) project at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) gathered and distributed school supplies for 400 children in need.

Backpacks full of school-related items and financial donations poured in from the community, including the Elks Club in Waikīkī and the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset, as well as from JABSOM faculty, staff and students.

Medical students and other volunteers meticulously packed the school bags distributed to several homeless shelters in Honolulu, Kalaeloa, Māʻili and Waiʻanae.

See the full story on HOME on the JABSOM website.