Pahoa Elementary School is having a “Slipper fund“:
It is a health and safety requirement for students at a public school to wear footwear. If a child shows up to school without footwear, we try to find some footwear for the child to wear so that they can enter the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch. If the child’s slipper breaks during the school day, we try to mend it by using duct tape, staples, paper-clips, and also the plastic bread clip.Over 93% of Pahoa Elementary School students come from a household receiving public assistance and therefore, the rubber slipper is their only foot covering. Last week, we gave out our last donated pair of size 8 slippers. Two students had to wear size 4.5 slippers to the cafeteria so that they could enter and eat breakfast. The shoes were so small that their heals hung off the back of the slipper. Please help to re-fill our needed supply of rubber slippers. Mahalo, Kainoa Arensdorf, School Counselor.
See more at: http://supportmyclass.org/projects/protect-my-feet-we-need-slippers-at-pahoa-elementary/#sthash.63Ay4tuG.dpuf