HONOLULU - As part of our weekly Mahalo Mondays segment, Island News Anchor Lindsey Fukano introduces us to Community Helping Schools, a non-profit that's changing the lives of students by providing large-scale donations to classrooms around O'ahu. 

The non-profit is run completely by volunteers. And the system is simple: teachers fill out a wish list, and Community Helping Schools will donate those items-- new, or in good condition to classrooms around O'ahu.

Realtor Kathie Wells created the non-profit nearly two decades ago, with one goal in mind-- offering the community an easy way to support our public schools. 

"Why doesn't somebody do something positive? And then a little voice inside of me said why don't you do something positive, and it just came to me," said Wells.

"The community wants to help schools and schools need help, so Kathy's been able to bridge that gap and get supplies to the students. It's a win-win for everybody," added Kailua Intermediate Principal Lisa DeLong.

Within the past year alone, Community Helping Schools has donated major items to Kailua Intermediate: a brand-new refrigerator, 53 new computers, and 20 brand-new electric fans, just to name a few of the thousands of donations Community Helping Schools has made within the past 17 years. 

If you would like to make a donation, Community Helping Schools is always accepting new or gently-used items. Visit http://communityhelpingschools.org/? or email communityhelpingschools2000@gmail.com or call 225-2621.