PIC donates over $10K to Karidat

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KARIDAT Social Services on Tuesday received an over $10,000 donation from the Pacific Islands Club.

E-Land Group, mother company of PIC, handed a  check for $10,525 to Karidat executive director Lauri Ogumoro.

PIC general manager Gloria Cavanagh said the money came from the hotel charity campaign called Saipan Sharing Seeds program, which was launched in 2018.

Cavanagh said PIC guests make a $1 to $10 donation to join a Sharing Seeds class, which teaches them “the value of sharing and the joy of benevolence while enjoying their vacation.”


Karidat executive director Lauri Ogumoro, center, receives a check for over $10,000 donation from Pacific Islands Club officials headed by general manager Gloria Cavanagh on Tuesday at PIC. Contributed photo

The funds collected were supposed to go to the Beautiful Store Foundation in South Korea, the official partner of the program.

But PIC management was able to convince the foundation to allocate the funds to a charitable organization on Saipan.

“So this is a donation from our guests, and on their behalf  we have a responsibility to make sure it serves the right purpose,” Cavanagh said.

PIC  chose the church-based Karidat because of its continued commitment to help families in need, especially amid the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

For their part, sister hotels of PIC —  Kensington Hotel Saipan and Coral Ocean Golf Resort — have distributed relief goods and care packages to community members and frontline workers in the past months. 







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