Hopi Junior High receives school supplies from Chandler non-profit

Hopi Junior High students were glad to display handbags brought by the vice chairman’s office that was donated by MILK. They are, from left, Anna Saufkie, executive secretary from the vice chairman’s office; Elise Sakenima, Jarius Campus, Aiyana Tikas, head teacher Lucille Sidney, Xander Mitchell and Dawn Keevama, receptionist for the vice chairman’s office. Photo/Stan Bindell

Hopi Junior High students were glad to display handbags brought by the vice chairman’s office that was donated by MILK. They are, from left, Anna Saufkie, executive secretary from the vice chairman’s office; Elise Sakenima, Jarius Campus, Aiyana Tikas, head teacher Lucille Sidney, Xander Mitchell and Dawn Keevama, receptionist for the vice chairman’s office. Photo/Stan Bindell

POLACCA, Ariz. — Around 180 Hopi Junior High students received backpacks filled with supplies thanks to the Chandler non-profit called Make an Investment in Love and Kindness (MILK) Aug. 24.

Anna Saufkie, executive secretary for the Hopi vice chairman’s office, and Dawn Keevama, receptionist for the Hopi vice chairman’s office, delivered the backpacks  to the students. Hopi Junior High Lead Teacher Lucille Sidney praised the donations.

Saufkie said that MILK donated backpacks with supplies to some of the elementary schools as well. This year they also donated backpacks to the special education students at the area elementary schools.

Saufkie said Eva Sekayumptewa, director of social services for the Hopi Tribe, makes sure that foster children get clothing, household needs and hygiene supplies.

Saufkie said MILK also donates backpacks to tribes in the Phoenix area.

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