Echelon delivers school supplies to Aiea Elementary School’s 4th Graders

Echelon surprise Today The Salvation Army Echelon Hawaii members surprised 4th graders at Aiea Elementary School with school supplies and a pizza party courtesy of Papa John’s Hawaii!

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Left to Right: The Salvation Army Direct Mail and Digital Strategist, Daniel Chong, Echelon Members Corinne Hiromoto, Joshua Tokars, Erin Kanno Uehara, The Salvation Army Chief Development Officer, Jennifer Hee, and Echelon members Darah Dung, and Crystal Yamasaki.

Echelon Hawaii members Jeremy Shorenstein, chair, Joshua Tokars, Crystal Yamasaki, Erin Kanno Uehara, Darah Dung, and The Salvation Army Chief Development Officer, Jennifer Hee, collected school supplies in the last month and decided to donate them to a fourth grade class at Aiea Elementary School.

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Before receiving their backpack full of supplies, each student was asked to explain what they wanted to be when they’re older and how they plan to help others in their communities. Echelon Hawaii members were in awe of each student’s ambition to be doctors, nurses, artists, soldiers in the Army, photographers, and teachers.

“We came here thinking we’re going to give these 4th graders some much needed school supplies. But after learning who they were and their aspirations to be great leaders and help others in their communities, they gave all of us hope for a brighter future,” said Echelon member Erin Kanno Uehara. “These kids are the future of Hawaii and we’re so happy to give them tools that they need to learn and thrive in school.”

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After each student received a backpack, Echelon members served the class cheese and pepperoni pizza from Papa John’s Hawaii.

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The Salvation Army and our Echelon Hawaii members wish Aiea Elementary School 4th graders the best school year ever! 

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