The Marianas office of the Micronesian Legal Services Corp. distributed 45 backpacks with school supplies to students on Rota last Aug. 7.
“We’ve been visiting Rota as part of our legal office outreach. Seeing the need there made us realize we needed to extend our Back-to-School Project to students [on] Rota,” said Jane Mack, directing attorney. “We’re very grateful to all those who donated early to our project, making it possible that we could help [on] Rota.”
The project reached out to elementary and junior/senior high schools for help in coordinating the Rota distribution. A Division of Youth Services representative on Rota helped with the availability of space and support staff. The project also received help from Luta Cares, which coordinated and paid for the cargo shipment to Rota.
At the distribution, children and parents were excited and grateful. “Thank you so much for your unwavering generosity. Our students will truly benefit from the …gifts,” said Denise “Tanya” King, principal of Dr. Rita Hocog Inos Jr./Sr. High School.
MLSC is continuing the distribution of backpacks with school supplies to children on Saipan and Tinian. It is accepting donations through Aug. 31, 2018. You can mail the donation to MLSC at P.O. Box 500826, Saipan, MP 96950, or drop it off at its offices at the V.S. Sablan building in Chalan Piao, or call MLSC at 234-7729 and MLSC staff will pick up your donation. You can donate online through PayPal at MLSC’s website, www.micronesianlegal.org or on its Facebook page. Or you can donate in-kind supplies at the dropboxes located at Joeten (Susupe), Modern Stationery, and National Office Supply. (PR)