Toys for Dominican Children

by Mencia Foundation
Toys for Dominican Children
Toys for Dominican Children
Toys for Dominican Children
Toys for Dominican Children
Toys for Dominican Children
Toys for Dominican Children
Toys for Dominican Children
Toys for Dominican Children

These are definitely the most challenging times we've had in our lifetimes. Like it is true in the rest of the world, the Dominican Republic has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Students have not been able to return to in-person learning. There has been an effort in the country to carry out schools remotely but the lack of resources has greatly affected the quality of learning. Most students do not have internet at home and most school districts can not provide mobile devices to them. These are very sad times indeed. 

We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with some of these Dominican children. Toys have been sent and are waiting in storage to be delivered to them on Christmas day! It is our privilege to be able to put a smile on their faces amid these trying times. Thank you all for your generosity and commitment to this project. May God bless you all. We're in this together.

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The Dominican Republic, just like most countries in the world, has been hit hard by the pandemic of Covid-19. Sharing an island with Haiti, the DR is a country with very low resources and a high mortality rate due to the virus. Our heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones anywhere in the world. Imagine being a child growing up in this rural area of the Domincan Republic. One of the things that make their childhood happy is playing with their friends, running outdoors, using their imagination. Those games have been reduced drastically by this pandemic, as they try to practice "social distancing". 

Our hope is that as the population develops immunity to the virus, our children will continue playing and enjoying their childhood. Some of our fundraising efforts have been stalled. We hope to continue to receive donations via this amazing plattform. Some children are too young to understand what's going on. It is our responsibility as adults to provide the environment for an uninterrupted childhood. Thank you for your generosity.

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We are pleased to announce that the shipment of toys have arrived to Salcedo, Dominican Republic. The toys left Chicago, IL, in November of 2019 and have finally made their way to their destination. We are now waiting on schools to start back up after the holidays and we will present the children with their brand new toys.

Thanks to your generous donations, we are able to give the gift of play to these underpriviledged children. These toys will aid the children in reaching their full potential by learning, socializing, and imagining. These gifts also help  lower the burden on parents so they can focus their limited resources on other basic needs.

Please continue to help our project as we prepare for the next season. Together we can ensure that these children will have a happy childhood. A childhood filled with play, laughter, and imagination.

Thanks again! 

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Thank you for your kindness in supporting Toys for Dominican Children through GlobalGiving with all your donations so far. Your donations help ensure that we can continue serving our community! We feel privileged that you selected our project to support out of so many wonderful causes. By adding your donation, you’ve become a part of our community of supporters and we’re thrilled to have you on the team.

We are getting ready to ship boxes of toys in October. We are very happy and feel blessed to have received some funds for this project. The Mencia foundation is happy to announce that the children will receive their toys for this coming season. We speak for all the children who will benefit by this event when we say THANK YOU!! We are excited to get ready for the next season. With your continous generosity, this event will take place again at the end of the year. Toys are not just for play. They provide a child with endless opportunities to socialize and learn. Toys help the children develop problem-solving skills. Toys help the children develop their fine and gross motor skills and nurture their creativity and imagination. are convinced that play time is an integral part of a child's development. Please continue to help. 

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The group of children in our project have received their toys this week. They are all super happy and want to send you warm wishes this holiday season and a happy New Year!

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We are very happy and feel blessed to have received some funds for this project. The Mencia foundation is happy to announce that the children have received their toys for last season. We speak for all the children who were benefited by this event when we say THANK YOU!! We are excited to get ready for the next season. With your continous generosity, this event will take place again at the end of the year. Toys are not just for play. They provide a child with endless opportunities to socialize and learn. Toys help the children develop problem-solving skills. Toys help the children develop their fine and gross motor skills and nurture their creativity and imagination. are convinced that play time is an integral part of a child's development. Please continue to help. 

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Mencia Foundation

Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts - USA
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Project Leader:
Angela Gutierrez
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Lawrence, Massachusetts United States
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