PPS Hawai‘i is a mostly volunteer organization that collaborates to support and improve public education by increasing family engagement. This month of September, we are asking you to donate to PPS Hawai‘i through Foodland’s Give Aloha campaign. Our Give Aloha number is 78839.

For five years, PPS Hawai‘i has supported family engagement through direct activities with public school families and advocated for family- and child-centered policies. We continue to offer our popular middle school transition events, now serving families in Honolulu, Kailua, Kane‘ohe, Wai‘anae, and in Kea‘au and Pahoa on Hawai‘i island.

This year, our new Parent Engagement Program (PEP) assists parents at Kalakaua, Kea‘au, and Honoka‘a Middle Schools to gain knowledge about their schools, including how to make sense of school data, curricula, and policies. PEP promotes family members’ leadership and advocacy skills, as they plan and implement projects to improve their schools through small grants that we fund.

PPS Hawai‘i has been collaborating with the Governor’s ESSA Task Force and other policymakers to advocate for less testing in the schools and has worked to support efforts to cool our classrooms and promote development of the “whole child” through music, art, and physical education.

Please make a donation to PPS Hawai‘i through Foodland’s Give Aloha program. You can do so by visiting any Foodland store throughout September, using your Maika‘i card, and referencing our number 78839. Through this program, you may donate up to a cumulative total of $249 per organization.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is fully tax-deductible. Foodland will match a portion of all donations that we receive through this campaign. Your donation will help us continue to improve and support public education and bring the voice of families to decision making about our schools.

Mahalo for your support!

For more information, visit their website: http://www.foodland.com/our-community/give-aloha