Island Girl Power to hold annual pancake breakfast fundraiser

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Island Girl Power is teaming up with the Simon Sanchez High School ProStart Culinary program for their 6th annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.

The Pancake Breakfast is one of the non-profit’s biggest fundraisers. Usually, it’s held annually at the IGP’s Dededo location.

During the event, ProStart students make pancakes. Then, they team up and with IGP volunteers to serve them.

This year, because of the pandemic, the pancakes must be pre-ordered through Eventbrite.

The cost is $15 per plate and $20 to buy a sponsored plate for an IGP clubhouse member or IGP youth volunteer

Participants will also receive a bag of hygiene products and other COVID-19 essentials such as masks and sanitizers with their plate.

IGP Program Director Juanita Blaz went on air with Newstalk K57’s Patti Arroyo to talk about the fundraiser.

“We just don’t want too much of an overflow where we’ve downsized the event because of the COVID and we’re not able to have the wonderful dine-in and socializing and all that wonderful stuff we’re used to. But I’m still so glad that we’re able to connect with the Simon Sanchez ProSharks ProStart group and work with Chef Phil and we’re able to still do the event,” Blaz said.

She added: “We have about 100 plates to sell and we’ve already made accommodations for the students to able to partake in. I can’t have people volunteer and not feed ’em. That’s just how it is, you know. So it’s a fundraiser that balances out almost. So we’re trying to help the organization by doing the Sponsor-A-Plate. Some of the free plates are for the young girl members and some of the youth that’ll be coming that will be covered by the sponsor of the plate.”

The event is also sponsored by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs.

It’ll be held this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

For more information and to pre-order, check out the Island Girl Power Facebook page.

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