The Lions Club International donated boxes of tissue rolls to two schools last Friday.
Hopwood Junior High School received 320 rolls of tissue paper while Marianas High School received 400 rolls.
“This is just one of our community projects,” District 204 Region 2 chair Ladyvir Canape said.
Canape said they wanted to help with maintaining hygiene, especially among students, in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor.
Members of the Saipan Marianas Lions Club and the Saipan Fil-American Lions Club delivered the boxes to the schools.
MHS principal Cherlyn Cabrera thanked the Lions for the donation and noted that after the typhoon, their students became mindful of using tissue.
“It’s a very big help for the students because with running a school we’re also in charge of providing all kinds of supplies and consumables like toilet tissue,” Cabrera said.
“It is something you need every day. You don’t think about it but we’re just very grateful for their donation since we have such a huge population,” she added.
Almost 1,600 students are enrolled in MHS this year.
Canape said that they chose MHS and Hopwood as these are potential sources of members for their upcoming Leo Club. She said they are already in the process of organizing a Leo Club that will be named the Saipan Marianas Alpha Leo Club. They seek to attract more than 20 youth members.
The Leo Club will be for youths who are 12 to 16 years of age. It aims to engage the youth and the next generation of Lions that are willing to serve.
“If we have more funds we can give to other schools also,” Canape said.