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.
Calendar and Hours
- Tuesdays: 3:30pm-7pm
- Fridays: 3:30pm-7pm
- Saturdays: 10am-3pm
- Sundays: 1pm-4pm
Labor Day: 9/4-9/6
Fall Break: 10/2-10/9
Winter Break: 12/18-1/3
Spring Break: 3/12-3/19
Holiday Weekend: 4/2–4/4
Closed for summer: 5/27 - mid-July
You may shop once per month. Please bring your school ID and your own bags.
Our store is located at the old Payless Shoes location in the Kmart shopping center, in Lihue.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
NOTE: Our lending service will be temporarily suspended because so many of the items in our kits are difficult to sanitize. We hope to make this service available to you in the coming months. The Resource Center will remain open.
|Kumu’s Cupboard Lending Service|
|AMScope Microscopes – set of 6||month|
|Bar Magnets—set of 10||month|
|Beakers #1—set of 5 nested beakers of five sizes||month|
|Beakers #2—set of 5 nested beakers of five sizes||month|
|Electricity Teaching kit||month|
|Graduated Cylinders Set –(4) 500 ML, (12)100 ml||month|
|Handheld Pocket Scopes – set of 12||month|
|Hand Lens set #1 – set of 30||month|
|Hand Lens set #2 – set of 30||month|
|Hand Lens Set #3 — set of 30||month|
|Hand Lens Set #4–set of 30||month|
|Hand Lens Set #5 — set of 30||month|
|Matter teaching kit||month|
|Microscope Set—set of six– Older elem/MS||month|
|Rock and Minerals Kit||month|
|Thermometers Set #1 – 30||month|
|Thermometers Set #2 – 30||month|
|Sea Turtle Life Cycle Kit||month|
|Water Testing Kit||month|
|Weather Teaching Kit||month|
|Butterfly Lifecycle Kit||month|
|Analog Scale #1||month|
|Analog Scale #2||month|
|calculator set #1 (30)||semester|
|Calculator set #2. (30)||semester|
|Calculator set #3 (30)||semester|
|Fraction Teaching Tools||month|
|Fraction Towers Set #1—five sets||month|
|Fraction Towers Set #2–five sets||month|
|Fraction Towers Set #3—five sets||month|
|Geo Solids Set #1||month|
|Geo Solids Set #2||month|
|Geo Solids Set #3||month|
|Money Set #1||month|
|Money Set #2||month|
|Money Teaching Tools||month|
|Multi-link Cubes Set #1||month|
|Multi-link Cubes Set #2||month|
|Pattern Blocks Set #1 — set of 250||month|
|Pattern Blocks Set #2 — set of 250||month|
|Pattern Blocks Set #3 — set of 250||month|
|Pattern Blocks Set #4 — set of 250||month|
|Scientific Calculator — set of 13||semester|
|Time Teaching Tools||month|
|Teeth Set #1 – model, book, demo toothbrush||month|
|Teeth Set #2 – model, book, demo toothbrush||month|
|Sensory Kit #1||month|
|Sensory Kit #2||month|
|A wrinkle in Time||month|
|Beginner Reader-Reading Group Set||month|
|Cinderella Around the World—5 x 5 titles, plus 3||month|
|My Brother Sam is Dead – Class set (28)||month|
|Reading Group Set #1||month|
|Reading Group Set #2||month|
|Reading Group Set #3||month|
|Reading Group Set #4||month|
|Reading Group Set #5||month|
|Reading Group Set #6||month|
|Reading Group Set #7||month|
|Reading Group Set #8||month|
|Reading Group Set #9||month|
|Upper elementary reading set||month|
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