UOG Women and Gender Studies students hold drive to support Alee Shelter
(From left) Women and Gender Studies students Jester Calalang, freshman; Victoria Botelho, freshman; CJ Joab, junior; Esther Chun, junior; Yvonne Johnny, senior.
Women and Gender Studies students at the University of Guam made a donation today of diapers and various other products to Alee Shelter, an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Guam. The donation followed a two-week Nene Care Diaper Drive, a service project the students organized in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Alee Shelter has been providing services for an increased number of infants since September and has been in need of diapers and baby wipes, according to Alee Shelter Executive Director Diana Calvo.
(From left) Kristine Lujan, vice president – marketing and public relations, Triple J Enterprises; Jester Calalang; Victoria Botelho, both freshmen at UOG; Diana Calvo, executive director; Benalyn Naputi, social worker, both of Alee Shelter; CJ Joab, UOG junior; Deane Jessee-Jones, instructor of Women and Gender Studies at UOG; Yvonne Johnny, UOG senior; Esther Chun, UOG junior; Sharleen Santos-Bamba, associate professor at UOG and acting associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Ann Ames, associate professor of sociology at UOG; and James Sellman, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
“Donations like this make our jobs easier,” Calvo said. “This is a testament of the resources available. It really takes a village.”
The drive collected items from the local community, the UOG community, and the business community, including a pallet of items donated from Ambros Inc. Triple J Auto Group assisted with the drive and served as a drop-off location.