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Collecting tool donations for school at Azeka Mall in Kīhei

July 16, 2022, 4:21 p.m. HST
* Updated July 16, 4:20 p.m.

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Azeka Mall – and tenants Nalu’s South Shore Grill, ekolu kitchen1279, The Sun Spot Maui and Island Art Party – are collecting donations for the Tools for School campaign through July 24.

Donations are accepted at the Azeka Mauka and Makai locations at 1279-1280 S. Kīhei Rd. The list of school supplies needed:

• 2 pencils
• Pink or white erasers
• Pens: red, blue and black
• Colouring pencils
• Highlighters
• Pencils
• Fabrics
• Pocket folders
• Paper napkins
• Glue stick
• Single subject spiral notebooks
• Sheets of paper
• Dividers
• 3 ring binders
• Student planners
• USB flash drives

Evelyn Long, property manager of the Azeka Mall, said the donations go directly to Maui County students who need materials for the 2022-2023 school year.

Donations from the event will supplement the annual motorcycle ride event with the United Maui Chapter of Street Biker. On the morning of July 24, hundreds of Maui motorcycle enthusiasts will depart from the Wailuku Harley Davidson dealership to Kula’s Rice Park for a barbecue and school supply drive-in event.

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Drop off locations can be found on Facebook and Instagram at @azekamaui.

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Azeka Mall has partnered with Nalu’s, ekolu kitchen1279, and Street Bikers United Maui Chapter on several occasions to raise money for charities, including the annual Toys for Tots event.

Ron Panzo, president of Street Bikers United Maui Chapter and owner of Nalu’s and ekolu kitchen1279, recently raised $73,000 for Ukraine during the ‘Aloha for Ukraine’ campaign and hosted a lei-making weekend in support from Uvalde, Texas, where participants wove a mile-long lei.