Collection of items for kupuna

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education (COE) faculty are collaborating with Lunalilo Home Residential Care and Pūnana Leo o Mānoa to help gather much needed food and supplies for Hawaiʻi’s kūpuna who are sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of ʻĀinahou, a group of Native Hawaiian faculty members in COE, Associate Specialist Eōmailani K. Kukahiko and Assistant Professor Kahunawai Wright have been reaching out to the college and larger community to collect various items that the care home needs as its supplies diminish and families and loved ones are unable to visit.

Eōmailani K. Kukahiko’s son helps collect items

Requested items:

  • Warm socks
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Favorite books
  • Herbal tea
  • Sugar free hard candies
  • Inspirational fun mugs
  • Umbrellas
  • Temporal thermometers
  • N95 face masks
  • Hand soap/sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Lysol sprays
  • Toilet paper
  • Any other items given with aloha

If you are interested in donating after this date, please reach out to Kukahiko at or Wright at

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