HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Hawaii Police Department is once again participating in an islandwide backpack drive from June 1 to July 31.

The department said new and used backpacks are being collected at any Hawai’i Island police station.

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In partnership with HOPE Services Hawaii, police have been collecting backpacks since 2008 for kids who cannot afford to have one.

According to the department, “backpacks are the most requested non-food item by charities in Hawaii.”

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All backpacks collected will be distributed to children at different shelters and transitional housing facilities on the island.