Continental Micronesia on Aug. 20 raised $14 000 for the Guam chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. During the second annual “Virtual Flight for Wishes ” passengers booked on the Continental 767 were treated to dinner from LSG Sky Chefs a comedy show and fashion show from the Kristal Collection. Continental pilots and flight crew donated their time to create an authentic flight experience. Those with boarding passes each received 1 000 OnePass miles and the chance to win prizes from DFS Guam and Continental Micronesia.

Kelsie Sanchez 10 of Umatac sits in the captain’s seat aboard Continental Micronesia’s “Virtual Flight for Wishes” on Aug. 20 a fund-raiser for the Guam chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The opportunity to have dinner in the pilot’s seat was auctioned off and donated to Kelsie. Joining her in the cockpit is Captain Pierre X. Frenay Continental Micronesi’s chief pilot.

Several Guam restaurants on Aug. 8 donated a collection of funds to the Guam chapter of the American Red Cross to assist victims of the Dec. 26 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia. Customers of Tony Roma’s Capricciosa Outback Steakhouse and Truong’s donated money for the collection.

PacifiCare Asia Pacific on Aug. 1 presented a check for $12 500 to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation of Guam at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex for its commitment to the annual MAWF Kites for Wishes fund-raising event. In March PacifiCare Asia Pacific in partnership with MAWF with the support of Gov. Felix P. Camacho government agencies and a host of private sector companies held the island’s first kite festival. Collectively the group raised thousands of dollars to help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. PacifiCare committed a grand total of $20 000 to MAWF for 2005 as its pledge to the organization and its young beneficiaries.

Don’s Equipment Co. and FenceMasters on Aug. 14 donated equipment and labor to help Island Girl Power clean and maintain their clubhouse on Y-Sengsong Road in Dededo.

Recycling bins for the 2005 Liberation Day parade were donated by Marine Mania Total Chemical Resources and Guam Power Authority. Approximately 70 receptacles were painted by children of the Department of Youth Affairs and placed along the parade route in an effort to separate aluminum from other waste. The Guam Youth for World Youth Day (Archdiocese of Agana) Guam Youth for World Youth Day (Chalan Pago Catholic Church) Island Girl Power (Ayuda Foundation) and Dededo Altar Servers (Santa Barbara Parish) volunteered for the recycling effort and collected about 10 000 cans or 500 pounds of aluminum. Gov. Felix P. Camacho on Aug. 4 hosted a ceremony to honor the youth volunteer groups. Representatives from the Pacific Daily News Guam Automobile Dealers Association Deloitte and Guahan Waste Control presented checks of appreciation to the volunteer groups.

Triple J Motors on July 31 donated $1 200 in primer and paint to Chief Brodie Elementary School. The white black and yellow paint was used to help prepare the school for the new year.

Sponsored by the Bank of Guam Patrick Wolff Jr. of Hagåtña was the recipient of a $1 000 Education Exchange 2005 College Grant. Wolff is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and will be attending the University of Pennsylvania. The Education Exchange is sponsored annually by the ACCEL/Exchange Network an electronic funds transfer network owned and operated by Fiserv Inc. Thirty-four high school seniors from across the country are selected to share a total of $50 000 in college grants. The grants are awarded to students based on scholastic achievement community involvement qualities of character and leadership and financial need. MBJ