GTA Teleguam on Dec. 11 donated more than four boxes of toiletries, cleaning products and paper products to the Macheche Senior Citizen Center. A total of 40 GTA employees also sang Christmas carols during the visit.


Dusit Thani Guam Resort donated more than 200 toys to the annual Toys for Tots toy drive, according to a Dec. 16 release. The donations were purchased by employees from every department of the hotel.

Last year more than 8,000 toys were collected on Guam and more than 2,000 toys in the Northern Mariana Islands as part of the annual toy drive.


Lotte Duty Free donated $3,000 to the Guam Visitors Bureau, according to a Dec. 27 release. Funds were raised by a donation box in the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam — from which Lotte raised more than $1,600 — which Lotte then matched with a donation of more than $1,300. The donation went toward GVB’s trash disposal fees and beach cleanup and maintenance efforts.


The P.D. Hemlani Foundation Ltd. donated five assistive technology devices to the Guam Department of Education, according to a Dec. 20 release. This year marks the eighth year the organization has made its annual donation. mbj

(From left) Nathan Taimanglo, chief people officer, Docomo Pacific, board member, Make-A-Wish Guam and CNMI; Rose Soledad, general manager, IT&E CNMI; Joaquin P.L. G. Cook, president and CEO, Bank of Guam; Jay Santos, general manager, Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods Saipan, board member, Make-A-Wish Guam and CNMI; Lesley A. Leon Guerrero, senior vice president and chief experience officer, Bank of Guam; Ronald Benavente, commercial account executive, IP&E Saipan; and Merced M. Tomokane, vice president and CNMI regional manager, Bank of Guam.
Photo courtesy of IT&E

IT&E, IP&E and Bank of Guam together on Nov. 15 donated a total of more than $16,000 to the Autism Society of the CNMI, Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance and Make-a-Wish Foundation CNMI and Guam. The funds were raised during the second annual Marianas Golf Classic. Each organization received more than $5,300 each.

IT&E on Nov. 19 donated $1,500 to the Commonwealth Women’s Association for its first annual Fun-Raise-Her event held on Nov. 22. The event raised funds to support the organization’s projects that focus on providing education opportunities, training and development to help women become community and business leaders. 


(From left) Evan Yamagishi, director of finance; Katsushi “Nick” Nishikawa, both of Hyatt Regency Saipan; Tony Rogolifoi, executive director, Northern Mariana Islands Sports Association; Rosalyn Quintanilla, director of rooms, Tyrell Pauling, director of food and beverage; and Robin Eugenio, security manager, all of Hyatt Regency Saipan.
Photo courtesy of the Hyatt Regency Saipan

The Hyatt Regency Saipan on Dec. 30 donated $2,000 each to the Commonwealth Health Center Volunteers Association, Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance, Autism Society of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Salvation Army Saipan Corps as well as more than $2,800 to the Northern Mariana Islands Sports Association.


(From left) Sereana H. Dresbach, director, University of Guam Cooperative Extension and Outreach; Rynette D. Perez, assistant coordinator, UOG’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education; Cynthia S. Respicio, assistant program director, Guam Head Start Program; Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero, managing editor, UOG Press; Lawrence Flores, manager, Hafa Adai Printing; Divina Garcia C. Leones, school program consultant, Guam Department of Education Gifted And Talented Education Project; Leon P.C. Bamba, program coordinator, GDOE GATE Project; Eloise R. Sanchez, school program consultant, GDOE Curriculum and Instruction; Monique C. Storie, dean, UOG University Libraries; Tanisha F. Aflague, coordinator/principal investigator, SNAP-Ed.
Photo courtesy of the University of Guam

The University of Guam Press in partnership with Hafa Adai Printing donated 8,000 children’s books to 26 kindergarten, pre-kindergarten and early education programs across the island.

The donation is part of UOG’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education program to improve health curriculum in schools by providing cultural relevant material to students.


(From left) Oz Carlin Young, first baby born in the U.S. in 2020; Tammie Young, mother; Kristoffer Young, father.
Photo courtesy of Archway Inc

Twenty-eight local firms and the families of the first babies born in America in 2019 and 2017 donated a total of more than $7,500 in cash and gifts to the family of the first baby born in America in 2020. The “I Love Guam New Year Baby” program was started by Archway Inc. in 2005 to recognize the first baby born on Guam at the start of every new year, which is also the first baby born in the United States.

The firms and families that contributed are the families of 2017 New Year’s baby Kaylie Ray Tesalona and 2019 New Year’s baby Malakai Mafnas donated a $200 gift basket each; Ambros Inc. donated a one-year supply of diapers and wipes valued at $750; Aon’s Insurance donated a gift basket of toys and diapers valued at $300; Apple Pacific donated $500 in cash; Archway Inc. donated $500 in cash, $100 worth of Infusion Gift Certificates and a gift basket valued at $100; Asia Pacific Investors donated a $100 Pay-Less Supermarkets gift certificate; Atkins Kroll Inc. donated a car seat valued at $250; Avis Rent-A-Car donated a $100 Kmart gift certificate; Bank of Guam donated $500; Bonita Baby donated a gift basket valued at $120; Burger King donated a gift basket valued at $150; Churrasco Steakhouse Inc. donated a $50 gift certificate; Crave Group donated $100 in gift certificates; Cutie Petunias donated $50 in gift certificates, DFS Guam donated a stuffed turtle and onesie valued at $58; Dickerson & Quinn donated diapers, hygiene and detergent valued at $310; GTA Teleguam donated Google Home service, valued at $100; Hilton Guam Resort & Spa donated dinner for two at the Islander Terrace, valued at $80; International Dining Concepts LLC donated $100 in gift certificates; IP&E Guam donated $500 in fuel gift certificates; Islander Color & Copy donated a hard cover photo book and announcement cards valued at $260; IT&E donated $225 in gifts; Micronesian Brokers Inc. donated a gift basket valued at $150; NetCare Life & Health donated a gift bag valued at $200; Outback Steakhouse Guam donated a $75 gift certificate; Red Lobster donated a $75 gift certificate; South Pacific Petroleum Corp. donated a $250 gift certificate for fuel and merchandise; and the Guam Daily Post donated a half page full-color advertisement and one year subscription valued at more than $1,000.