Rigalu Foundation Working to Provide New Uniforms, Shoes to Foster Kids; Pangasinanses Federation Helps With $5K Donation

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Guam – First Lady Christine Calvo and members of the Rigalu Board have launched an effort to buy new shoes for foster kids and ensure they have vouchers to get school uniforms for the upcoming school year this week.

Also, members of the Pangasinanses Federation of  Guam have lent their support to the efforts of the Rigalu Foundation and the First Lady’s initiatives.  Monday the association’s officers and board members met with Governor Eddie Calvo and First Lady Calvo to present a $5,000 donation.

[“Uniform Drive I and II:”  First Lady Christine M.S. Calvo prepares shoes for distribution to the island’s foster children for the upcoming school year.  The shoes, along with uniform vouchers, were made possible through generous donations from various organizations, businesses and members of the local community as part of the First Lady’s Chances to uniform and shoe drive]


[“Pangasinan:”  Officers, board members and members of the Pangasinanses Federation of Guam donated $5,000 to First Lady Christine M.S. Calvo’s Rigalu Foundation.  The check was presented to the First Lady during a presentation ceremony held at Government House yesterday afternoon]

READ the release from the First Lady’s Office below:

RIGALU NEWS:  New Uniforms, Shoes Give Foster Kids Great Start for School Year
Uniform, show drive draws community support; Federation of Pangasinanses on Guam presents $5,000 donation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2012

First Lady Christine M.S. Calvo’s office is distributing new shoes to foster kids and ensuring they have vouchers to get school uniforms for the upcoming school year this week.  The First Lady and members of the Rigålu Board spent the weekend purchasing more than 200 pairs of shoes for foster children in need.

“Our foster kids deserve every opportunity to get excited for the new school year and we want to make sure they start off with new shoes and uniforms,” First Lady Calvo said.  “I met with some of these students this morning and they were so grateful.  It’s amazing how something so small can make such a big difference.”

The uniform and shoe drive is sponsored by the Rigålu Foundation and is an ongoing initiative.  Residents interested in supporting this cause are invited to do so throughout the year.

Monetary donations for shoes and uniform vouchers can be made at the Office of the First Lady.  You can email rigaluguam@gmail.com or contact the Office of the First Lady at 475-9475 for more information.

Federation of Pangasinanses on Guam
Members of the Federation of Pangasinanses on Guam also showed their support for the First Lady’s initiatives.  The association’s officers and board members met with Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and First Lady Calvo to present a $5,000 donation on Monday, August 13, 2012.