Nov 15, 2013

I Remember

We have received some generous donations and are so glad that this project will soon be a reality. Thanks to these funds we will be able to bring joy to some children in the Dominican Republic. I remember growing up in this country. My parents could only afford ONE toy all year, on Christmas. The happiness I felt could not be expressed with words. I remember the anticipation, counting the days, and not being able to sleep the night before. I remember the smell of the brand new toy. I remember the look on my sisters' and friends' faces, showing off their new cabbage patch doll, or their new tea set. I remember the cheerful tone in my parents' voices, and their laughter, nothing made them happier. I remember the bright sun coming through my window, signaling "It's time, it's here". One toy. That's all it took. 

I was lucky to have parents that could afford the one toy. A lot of these children in this developing country are not so lucky. Please help us share the joy we received when we were little. Help us share the blessings we have received. Thank you,

The Mencia Foundation

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Oct 16, 2013

Don't forget them

Boys
Boys

Let's not forget when we were little. The joy of opening a Christmas present, the excitement of playing with that crisp, brand new toy, the fun and joy when we shared it with our friends. Now it's our turn to share all that with underpriviledge children. So far we have not received any funds for this project. We have gathered information from some of the groups of children we will be helping this Christmas. We believe in this project. Having grown in the Dominican Republic, we are well aware of this need. 

In a 2008 study of academic achievement for 3rd and 6th grade students in 16 Latin American countries, the Dominican Republic came in dead last in the areas of math, reading and science (dominicandream.org). We believe that toys can provide children with some of the skills necesary to perform better in class. This is very easy to do and can have such a big impact in these children's lives. With about $20 we can make a difference and put a smile in one child's face this year. Please help us.

Oct 9, 2013

Why give a toy?

So far we have not received any funds for this project. We have gathered information from some of the groups of children we will be helping this Christmas. We believe in this project. Having grown in the Dominican Republic, we are well aware of this need. 

In a 2008 study of academic achievement for 3rd and 6th grade students in 16 Latin American countries, the Dominican Republic came in dead last in the areas of math, reading and science (dominicandream.org). We believe that toys can provide children with some of the skills necesary to perform better in class. This is very easy to do and can have such a big impact in these children's lives. With about $20 we can make a difference and put a smile in one child's face this year. Please help us.

 
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