Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bringing the Love 2013 in Micronesia

Okay ya'll, this event is for 2013, "Bringing the Love" to the islands of Chuuk in Micronesia
For those of you that have not been to Chuuk, Micronesia, it is located about 600 miles southeast of Guam. Chuuk State consists of 11 mangrove-fringed islands in the Chuuk Lagoon, and a series of 14 outlying atolls and low islands surrounding the lagoon.
The main islands, Weno, Tonoas, Uman and Fefan are located in the Chuuk Lagoon.
The outlying area called Faichuk, also known as Tol, is a group of four islands separated from one another by narrow canals in the western part of Truk Lagoon, Chuuk, Micronesia. The tightly-knit islands are considered as one for statistical and administrative purposes. The islands are Paata (Pata), Polle, Wonei (Onei), and Tol (these four, because of their proximity, are sometimes collectively subsumed under the island name Tol), Eot, Fanapanges, Romanum and Udot
Of Chuuk's population of around 53,000, more than 40,000 live on islands in the lagoon.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently has missionaries serving on the islands Weno, Uman, Tonoas, Romanum, Udot, Paata. The Jehovah Witnesses have missionaries on many of the same islands.
Commerce is limited here, if not impossible. To purchase items, when or if you can, it might be VERY EXPENSIVE. Other than the local food everything must be imported, so everything depends on the container shipping companies.

The Chuukese people are some of the most loving, honest, charitable people in the world. They will give to everyone even if they need it themselves first.
Bringing the Love was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribute to the communities, wildlife, and environment they visit.

We know that many people are looking for an opportunity to help somehow but are just not sure where or who to turn to. We could use your help @ "Bringing the Love" to Chuuk.
This is the second project in this area and hopefully there will be many more in the years to come.

We are hoping you will pick something on this list of choices and invite others to take part.

If you want pictures of the children receiving your donation that is not a problem. We will be happy to make that happen along with a thank you note.
Here are the things that we are looking to get donated this year 
Gently used or new clothing, all sizes for both females and males;
Males: dark color long pants, white shirts with collar, dress ties.
Females: Modest clothing of any type.
For the small kids...
Gently used or new children books; teaching - animals, colors, alphabet, numbers, really they could use all books.
New Coloring books, color pencils, pencil sharpers, crayons.
Dolls for girls of any kind
Pretend jewelry 

Medicine - adult tylenol, baby tylenol, ibuprofen

Doctor Brian Rigby's Dental office of Centerville, Utah has offered to donate toothbrushes and toothpaste to the project called  "Golden Smiles" project

The Happy Factory in Cedar City, Utah, is donating 500 small wooden cars for the island kids. If you would like to be involved in this we could use help painting them and putting them together.
Wade Bender of Tiny Tim's toys is donating 300 small wooden cars.
If you are interested in any of these project or know of someone who might be, please invite any and all to take part. Whether it might be doing Eagle Scout projects, Fundraisers, Enrichment projects, Ward party donations etc., or private donation.

Please contact us at, Bringing the Love
RoseMary Tiffany 435-406-9637
or email @bringingthelovenow@live.com or dartnrg@yahoo.com

We welcome donations for shipping @ paypal.

The Chuuk Women's Council has an on going class for young girls, "Youth at Risk" ages 17-28 every 8 weeks. It's focus is to educate females about how to take care of themselves and their children.
We need gently used or new baby clothing - all types and sizes.
Please check out previous post on this for more information.

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