(From left) Ernie Galito, business development director, Atkins Kroll Inc.; Juanita Blaz, director, Island Girl Power, Johnsiny Relech, volunteer, Island Girl Power; and Trina Cruz, marketing and communications director, Atkins Kroll Inc.
Photo courtesy of Atkins Kroll Inc.

Atkins Kroll Inc. donated $1,914 to Island Girl Power in Guam.

Atkins Kroll Inc. also awarded $5,550 to the Mayors’ Council of Guam for the collection of used and discarded batteries in an island wide effort to recycle hazardous materials. Atkins Kroll will send the 555 used batteries to a battery recycling and manufacturing company, Clarios.

Atkins Kroll Inc. donated $1,000 to the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library in Saipan in support of the 2021 Summer Reading Program. The contribution will help children read more over the summer and build healthy reading habits.

Atkins Kroll Inc. also donated $1,000 to the Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation in Saipan.



(From left) Joel C. Chabanne, general manager, Gemkell Corp.; George Chiu, executive vice president for Tan Holdings, parent company of Gemkell; Alison Hadley, executive director, Guam Animals in Need; Richard Hawes, managing director, Gemkell Corp; Pito Certeza, supervisor, Friends & Family Outlet; Rieko Yamamoto, manager, Friends & Family Outlet; and Miya Taylor, general manager of merchandising, Gemkell Corp.
Photo courtesy of Gemkell Corp.

Gemkell Corp held a fundraiser for Guam Animals in Need at Gemkell’s Friends & Family Outlet in the Tumon Sands Plaza. Patrons were able to purchase GAIN t-shirts, collars, leashes and travel water bowls, raising $2,556.

The Ohala Foundation packed and distributed food to more than 300 people at the Eskuelan San Francisco De Borja through the foundation’s food distribution program in Rota.

The Pacific Islands Bilingual-Bicultural Association Guam Chapter donated $500 of educational materials to Victim Advocates Reaching Out, which were distributed to children at the Global Dorm Hotel homeless facility.


KFC Guam donated $3,646 to Make-A-Wish Guam & CNMI through the Make-A-Change program, where customers were able to round up purchase costs to the next dollar.


The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center Employee Association held a virtual 5k, an island-wide youth art competition, a commissioned mural, a lighting ceremony, and a wellness festival in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month.


Docomo Pacific contributed items to the 5k finisher packets and donated $250 towards the 5k’s lighting ceremony. Proceeds from the month’s events will help supply resources for the I Guma Mina’ase’ Sr. Brigid Foster Home in Barrigada Heights.


The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas natural resource specialists and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam held a cleanup at the Spanish Steps on U.S. Naval Base Guam.


Ada’s Trust and Investment Inc. contributed $5,000 to the Guam Visitor’s Bureau Vax N’ Win program, which awards cash and cars to vaccinated Guam residents weekly until July 21.

Ada’s Trust and Investment Inc. also donated $1,000 to the 2021 Father Duenas Memorial School alumni basketball tournament, being hosted by the Class of 2011.


Sponsors of the Pride Marianas KIKI celebration included the Palm Trio, Top Shelf Wine & Spirits, Rep. Sheila Babauta, Marpac, Joeten Enterprises Inc., Turnkey Solutions, Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, The Shack, Roil Soil, Athlete’s Foot, Naked Fish, Tyler’s Gelatte Stone, Ina’s Kitchen, SPN.dylus670, Taboo, Pena House Boutique, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation, and Tribe Marianas.

Bank of Hawaii’s College Assistance Program — which pays for first college degrees for employees — is currently helping 13 employee students from Guam and two from Palau, out of 80 employee students currently enrolled at tertiary education institutions, to include students in Hawaii. Eight students have graduated as the program celebrates its 5th anniversary.


Members of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers helped to upgrade youth facilities throughout the Northern Mariana Islands, including the Sinapalo basketball court and youth center in Rota and the Broadway Estates basketball court in Tinian. The Rota Mayor’s Office, The Tinian Mayor’s Office, Typhoon Sports Association, Fitbeat Anti-Tobacco Wellness in Tinian and the Office of the House Minority from the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives’ staff, of the 22nd NMI Legislature along with volunteers, also assisted the council.


Triple J. Enterprises Inc. donated $5,000 and a 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ES, as a hole-in-one prize, to the Commonwealth Cancer Association to support the association’s first golf tournament fundraiser at the Lao Lao Golf Bay Resort.

The Triple J Saipan group is also sponsoring the Saipan Fishermen’s Association’s 37th Saipan International Fishing Tournament Mahi-Mahi category with $2,250 to fund 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.


Community First Guam Federal Credit Union is partnering with Harvest House in the Harvest House Annual School Supply Drive to benefit Guam’s foster children in the upcoming school year. The drive will begin on June 30 and end on July 14. Requested donation items include diapers and diaper bags, baby bottles, baby wipes, formula milk, toys, pre-school, elementary and adult backpacks, underwear, socks and clothing, crayons, coloring books, 6 oz. 8 oz. and 12 oz. water bottles, primary journals and notebooks, erasers, pens, #2 pencils and pencil cases, highlighters and washable markers, watercolor paint, construction paper, filler paper and copier paper, scissors, rulers, glue sticks, deodorants, lip balm, 2″ binders and dividers, index cards and calculators

Donations can be dropped off at any Community First branch in Hagåtña, Tamuning, Dededo or Mangilao. For any questions contact
[email protected] mbj