October 17, 2019, Hagåtña, Guam – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–
Community First Guam Federal Credit Union will be hosting a Clothing Drive in its member service centers from October 17 through November 1, 2019. The donated items collected will benefit local non-profit organizations that provide services for those in need, including Harvest House, Catholic Social Services, Sanctuary Guam Inc, Guma San Jose, Alee Shelter, and Island Girl Power.
Requested donation items include the following:
Donations can be dropped off at any Community First member service center located in Hagatna, Tamuning, Dededo, or Mangilao. Donations will be accepted from October 17, 2019 – November 1, 2019 during business hours: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
If any University of Guam, Guam Community College, or GDOE high school students are interested in donating or helping to sort, we will be offering up to 7 Service Learning hours for their participation. Please visit guamservicelearning.com for more details.
“Community First is proud to partner with local non-profit organizations in their efforts to improve the lives of families and individuals who are less fortunate,” said Gerard Cruz, President and CEO of Community First. “We look forward to helping contribute to Guam’s homeless population, victims of domestic violence, and foster children with clothing essentials.”
For more information about this program, contact Cyndal Abad at email@example.com.
About Harvest House: Harvest House is a faith-based non-profit organization that was established out of the desire to care for the modern day orphan: foster children. It is intended to meet the needs of foster families on Guam.
About Sanctuary Incorporated: It is a community-based organization which exists to improve the quality of life for Guam’s youth to promote reconciliation during times of family conflicts, to foster the development of responsible community members, and to advocate for their needs in an effort to preserve family unity.
About Catholic Social Services: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Agana, known more commonly as Catholic Social Service, is a faith-based, non-profit social services organization established in 1979. The mission is to encourage the development of the spiritual, intellectual, economic, and social well-being of families, persons with disabilities, abused adults and children, the elderly, the homeless and others in need of services. We will respect the dignity of persons of all ages. We will collaborate with others to find the best way to service the community.
About Guma San Jose: Catholic Social Service, in partnership with the Bureau of Social Services, Department of Public Health & Social Services (BOSSA/DPHSS), opened Guma San Jose (House of Saint Joseph) in June of 1990. Guma San Jose provides 15 – 22 beds for families and/or individuals who are in need of emergency shelter due to unusual circumstances; live in inadequate or has no fixed, regular night-time residence; lives in a temporary, public or private place not designated for sleeping; or in places not fit for human habitation.
About Alee Women’s Shelter: It provides emergency/protective shelter for victims of family domestic violence & sexual assault. The shelter serves women, with or without, children, who are in crisis from family domestic violence & sexual assault. The location of the shelter is kept confidential in order to provide safety and security.
About Island Girl Power: IGP is local Prevention Program focusing on offering positive activities & role models for young girls and their families. Their mission to decrease the numbers of teen pregnancy, suicide, substance and sexual abuse, by offering educational, and horizon expanding activities and positive lifestyle alternatives.
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