Guam - Hundreds of students received free goodies at the Yigo Gym today, thanks to the Island Success through Learning Association and other local businesses. Non-profit organization Isla Incorporated created the "Stuff A Bag" program. The group joined forces with Yigo Mayor Robert Lizama, the Rotary Club of Guam and other businesses.
The organization distributed over 1,000 school bags and supplies to students attending Upi Elementary, D.L. Perez Elementary and Machananao Elementary.
4th grade student Kiana Rozanski was one of many who picked up the supplies today, saying, "It's very good. We learn everything and you learn math, reading, and English. [We get] some school supplies, like rulers, books and pencils and glue."
Isla president Len Store says they just wanted to give back to families, telling KUAM News, "Our whole goal is to try to provide assistance to those who need help, especially now with economics down a little bit. Parents are going through tough times buying school supplies. So we started a year ago and we raised some funds to buy some school supplies, backpacks.
The Rotary Club of Guam jumped in by getting us a thousand backpacks."