(808) 639-4675 kumuscupboard@gmail.com

For Educators

We support public, private and charter school K-12 teachers, counselors, and educational assistants. Once per calendar month, you can come shop for needed school supplies for free. Please bring your school ID and your own bags.

Kumu’s Cupboard is filled with school supplies, office supplies, materials for art and science projects, and student incentives.

Click here to download the new educator registration form.

Click here to download the 2023-2024 registration form.

Click here to download the latest inventory list.

Kumu's Cupboard Gallery of Student Work February 2023

Kumu’s Cupboard is excited to announce that our annual gallery of student work will happen in February.

Have a great project that your students have done using supplies from Kumu’s Cupboard? Please share it with others by bringing in a sample of the project(s) or a photo of the work. Art projects, math activities, science lessons, social studies projects, etc. are all welcome. Due to limited space, we ask that not more than two different items are contributed. Last year the breadth of what was shown was amazing. We look forward to your participation this year.

Although we are not having an anniversary celebration this year, our donors and supporters are welcome to visit Kumu’s Cupboard during our regular business hours to enjoy the projects and see how your support is enriching the learning of our keiki.

How to participate:
1) Select samples of projects or take photos of them.
2) Decide how to display your student work
3) Fill out the form. Click here to download PDF of form.
4) Bring the form and project(s) to the store in January.
5) Pick up your projects in March.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at: kumuscupboard1@gmail.com.

Calendar and Hours

Regular Store Hours

  • Tuesdays 3pm-6:30pm
  • Fridays 3pm-6:30pm
  • Saturdays 10am-3pm
  • Sundays 1pm-4pm

2023 - 2024 Store Closures

  • Statehood Day: 8/18-8/20
  • Labor Day:9/1 - 9/3
  • Fall Break:10/6 - 10/13
  • Veterans Day: Weekend
  • Thanksgiving: 11/24 - 11/26
  • Winter Break: 12/22 - 1/4 back Fri 1/5
  • President’s Day: 2/16 – 2/18
  • Spring Break: 3/15 - 3/22
  • Prince Kuhio Day: 3/26
  • Holiday Weekend: 3/29 – 3/31
  • Charity Walk: 5/4
  • Closed for summer: 5/29 – late July

You may shop once per month. Please bring your school ID and your own bags.


Our Store is located in Kukui Grove Marketplace, near the new Target, 4303 Nawiliwili Rd Space 105, Lihue, HI 96766

Kukui Grove Center Map

Student Supply Backpacks

We know that you have students that arrive each year without needed supplies. We understand that the need may be greater this year due to the economic hardships currently facing many of our families.  Kumu’s Cupboard will once again provide student backpacks to help with this. This year we have assembled 144 backpacks for grade ranges K-1, 2nd – 5th, and middle school/high school.  The size of the backpacks and the supplies in them vary by grade level range.

How to get a backpack for your student(s)

Classroom teachers can get backpacks for one or two students in YOUR class during the first weeks of school.  Counselors may request backpacks as well.  If your need is greater than two backpacks, please contact Elyse Litvack at kumuscupboard@gmail.com or call 808-639-4675.  Teachers and counselors requesting backpacks must be a registered shopper at Kumu’s Cupboard. 

To make this process easier for you, you can either come into the store to pick up the backpack(s) or email kumuscupboard@gmail.com to reserve them.  Knowing it is hard for some of you to come into the store, especially if you’ve already done your monthly shopping, we will allow a teacher to pick up backpacks for others at their school if those backpacks have been reserved in advance.  Reservations will be taken beginning with the opening of your school year.

Click here to download the registration form. You may email this form or bring it when you come to the store.  Forms will be available at Kumu’s Cupboard. Please DO NOT include the name of the student.

Backpacks will be available while supplies last.

Please understand that this program is not designed to increase your inventory or as something to have in case you get a student with needs. It is designed to help those students that don’t have their supplies.

Kumu's Cupboard Lending Service List

Kumu’s Cupboard Lending Service has a variety of kits available for check out. This list shows the items we stock, but please inquire at Kumu’s Cupboard for the current availability. If you have ideas for the lending service, please let us know what you could use.

Click here to download a PDF of the Kumu’s Cupboard Lending Service List

Teacher Supplies Request

If you are a teacher or other educational staff, you can request supplies by contacting us or using the form below.

808-212-9450 ext 81

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