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Homeless Needs on Maui

accwA Cup of Cold Water (ACCW) is a community Care-Van outreach program on the Island of Maui, formed by a group of committed Episcopalians from Good Shepherd, Holy Innocents, St. John’s and Trinity By-the-Sea. The program is a food and clothing distribution service for the poor and needy in the community, and uses the care-van to deliver essential food, hygiene and clothing items throughout the island. With a strong volunteer base from the Episcopal Churches on Maui, the program is growing and now includes churches from various denominations.

Ongoing Needs List

We greatly welcome donations of the below listed items along with gas cards (gas up the Van), Maui Bus passes (for clients transportation) and monetary donations of any amount!

If any church or church related group, families, clubs (community organizations, youth group, women club, men clubs) desire to help our supply room team prep supplies or prepare a simple meal for a scheduled run, it will be very much appreciated! Call Keku (264-6783), Deb Lynch (214-8909) or Kit Hart (283-1442)

Stock & Distribution Items (NEEDS THAT HELP US)
Plastic bottled water
Non perishable food items that have a long shelf life examples include: granola bars, energy bars, pop top cans goods, dried fruits, raisins, trail mix, pretzels, nuts, cookies, rice krispy treats, puddings, fruit rolls, pop top (fruits, vegetables) snacks, nori, pop top meats (tuna, sardines, vienna sausage) small peanut butter packs, cheese/crackers, separately sealed crackers etc….
New or gently used Caps, hats, head cover ( washed)
New or gently used rubber slippers, boots, sturdy shoes
New or gently used jackets, shirts, pants, shorts (surf style popular) & socks (washed)
New Rain poncho’s, rain gear
Towels, hand towels, wash clothes, blankets and sheets (washed)
Rain tarps, good condition back packs
Hygiene items to include new toothbrushes & toothpaste, small soaps, deodorant, shampoo’s, alcohol wipes, plastic razors, q-tips, women’s hygiene items, alcohol wipes
Toilet paper
New or gently used eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses
Basic first aid items to include new band aids, anti-bacterial wipes, sunscreen, lip balm, mosquito repellant
Baby Diapers
Feminine hygiene items ( napkin & tampon)
New or gently used Bibles & New Testaments
Zip lock baggies, paper sacks ( lunch bag size)

Items we do not distribute (due to limited storage and space capacity):
fancy dress clothing of any kind ( dresses, blouses, suits, dress slacks, dress shoes etc..)
perishable food items of any kind.
kitchen ware of any kind, household items, baby carriages, large kid toys, bikes, furniture of any kind, bulky items of any kind, wheel chairs, crutches, walkers

ACCW can be reached directly at 808-419-1637 or by email to [email protected]. Mahalo nui loa for your love and support of A Cup of Cold Water and the people they serve.