Community comes together in MLSC project

Micronesian Legal Services Corp.’s 2018 Back-to-School Project distributed 216 backpacks with school supplies to children in the CNMI, and gave out remaining additional supplies to some teachers for use with their students. (Contributed Photos)

Micronesian Legal Services Corp.’s 2018 Back-to-School Project distributed 216 backpacks with school supplies to children in the CNMI, and gave out remaining additional supplies to some teachers for use with their students. The project reached all three major islands in the CNMI: Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

This year’s success, which tops all prior years, was made possible by the generous donations from the community and supporters of the project. The project received both monetary donations and in-kind donations.

The monetary donors were: Duty Free Shoppers, Joint Marketing/Jiang Zheng Group, Torres Brothers LLC, Joe Ann Hernaez, James S. Sirok, Thomas E. Clifford, Law Offices of William R. Satterberg Jr. Inc., Joel Bergsma and Marybeth Herald, James Benedetto, Jill Derickson, Chris and Kyung Heeb, Law Offices of Samuel I. Mok, Mailman & Kara LLC, Marian Aldan Pierce, Eric and Martha Sablan, Marcia K. Schultz, Nancy J. Gottfried, Tina Sablan, Anonymous, Joe Hill, Esther SN Nesbitt, Vicki Benavente, and Andrew Golden.

The in-kind donors were: Jane Mack, Karidat, Gregorio “Kilili” Sablan, Robert and Linda Torres amd family, Law Office of Rosemond B. Santos, Saipan Adventist Clinic, Luta Cares, Brabu Pharmacy, Rex and Clarie Kosack, Frances T. and John Salas, Lee Taitano, Krissta Kirschenheiter, Lucia Blanco-Maratita, Mark & Donna Flores, Modern Stationery, Elaine and Joey Dela Cruz and family, anonymous (Modern Stationery dropbox), anonymous (National Office Supply dropbox), Polly Anne Sablan Taitano and family, Aia and Rafael anonymous (National Office Supply dropbox).

The Back-to-School Project was sponsored by Micronesian Legal Services Corp., which provides free legal aid services for those who meet program eligibility guidelines. MLSC is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Interested persons may visit the MLSC website at www.micronesialegal.org and click on “justice” to donate to the organization’s mission.

Thanks to the generous donations to MLSC’s 2018 Back-to-School Project, there were 216 happy children, now ready and a little more prepared for their school year. Each backpack with supplies was a success for a child, and a building block for their future successes this year.

Micronesian Legal Services Corp.

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