The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

HomeDonation Station
Donation Station
Shop for free at KS Donation Station in Kaka‘ako
Help yourself to educational supplies, and help cut down on waste at the same time

Kamehameha Schools remains aware of its influence on the āina and seeks new opportunities to implement innovative sustainability projects. The Donation Station is just one of KS' sustainability initiatives supporting KS' Strategic Plan 2020, which includes serving as a high-performing, mission-driven Native Hawaiian organization.

Kamehameha Schools and Kupu are partnering to accept donations of excess educational supplies and office furniture. The Donation Station is a project aimed at lowering the volume of waste produced by KS through eco-friendly initiatives.

Donation Station doors are open through Dec. 8, and everything is free. That’s right, everything is free on a first-come, first-served basis, for educational purposes only. Monetary donations are also welcomed and all monies collected go to the Pauahi Foundation.

The location is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The first two hours of each day are open only to those affiliated with KS. After these initial two hours, anyone in need of supplies for educational purposes may “shop” for free. Items taken should be used to educate or support education in some way. Materials from the Donation Station cannot be taken for personal or business use. The Donation Station team will hold and reserve the items for up to 48 hours, after which they will be returned to inventory.

Who can donate?

The KS Donation Station will be collecting donations strictly from KS properties to ensure that the data collected from the project reflects the amount of waste reduced from KS sites. Gently used classroom and office supplies can be dropped off at 401 Cooke St. in Kakaʻako. This includes materials for students, educators, or administrators, as well as supplies that aid and encourage education in any way. 

Please ensure donations are in useable condition, and they must be boxed or bagged when dropped off at site unless they are bulk items. No loose donations should be left at pick-up sites other than oversized items. Staff members will be on hand to receive and inventory items. For larger donations, please email a photo to and schedule a pick-up.

Donation Station updates hours through March

Check out the Donation Station as we clear out existing inventory and find new homes for an array of useful items! Multiple visits to the Donation Station are encouraged.

Should you have additional questions, please contact us at
Mahalo for your patronage and we hope to continue serving our community in reusing what we have and reducing the waste that goes into our landfills!
Hours of Operation
Thursday, March 16: 4-6pm
Friday, March 17, 11am-6pm

Location: 401 Cooke St. (on the corner of Cooke and Auahi streets)

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