Coming together: Police, nonprofit partner to outfit hundreds of keiki with backpacks

  • Officer Dwayne Sluss passes out backpacks to students from the La‘i‘opua 2020 Summer Enrichment program on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Keiki perform a mele on their last day of La‘i‘opua 2020 Summer Enrichment program on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Officer Dwayne Sluss poses with students from the La‘i‘opua 2020 Summer Enrichment program after passing out backpacks on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Officer Dwayne Sluss passes out backpacks to students from the La‘i‘opua 2020 Summer Enrichment program on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Community Policing had donated backpacks, but nothing to fill them. La‘i‘opua 2020 had supplies for keiki in their summer program, but nothing to put them in.