A local nonprofit group for women, Soroptimist International of the Northern Mariana Islands, is once again bringing cheer to the children at Guma Esperanza (House of Hope) for the holiday season by delivering toys and educational materials.
Club members gathered for the monthly meeting last Thursday afternoon at the Dolphin Tower Restaurant at Grandvrio Resort to collect toys and gifts for close to 30 children at the shelter.
“Ever since the club was chartered, Guma Esperanza been one of our primary charity organizations that we support,” said SINMI president Maureen Sebangiol.
“It is our primary goal to support women and these are women that are in stressed and distressed situations so we are supporting them. They are moms for the most part so when we give gifts to the children, that take the stress away from them and makes their lives better. These children are in a situation through no making of their own, so this also kind of reminds them that there are good things in the world,” she added.
SINMI also inducted three new members: Susan Satur, Pina Magofna, and Laila Boyer and welcomed them to the club.
Soroptimist International NMI is a part of the global organization called Soroptimist International of the Americas with 75,000 members in 122 countries. (PR)