In Casa de Campo, Café de la Leche doesn’t stop – nor do we want it to! We’re making it a mission to be more charitable in 2017, and hope you join the cause. After celebrating a splendid start to 2017 with Annie Paniagua, the monthly gatherings for the children of the Hogar del Niño continue this Friday, February 10th with Gabriella Roncari at Riomar #9.
Café de la Leche, which was founded in 2001 by a group of ladies from the Patronato Benéfico Oriental (PBO), has for 16 years been providing milk to the Crib Room at the Hogar del Niño. The Crib Room houses over 200 babies, and though no longer in cribs, the babies spend their days in corrals with others their age and with the supervision of nursers and caretakers. All day, these infants learn to develop their motor skills, visual capabilities, language skills, and emotions.
Preparing a staggering 800 bottles of milk per day, the Hogar del Niño looks to the support of Café de la Leche’s fundraising to help make it happen. Over 80% of their milk supply comes from these monthly events! See the video below to learn more about Café de la Leche:
Of course, the best way to understand what it is, is by taking part! We hope to see you this Friday, February 10th at February’s Café de la Leche with Gabriella!
What: Café de la Leche with Gabriella Roncari
Where: Riomar #9, Casa de Campo
When: Friday, February 10th
Time: 5p.m. – 7p.m.
Contribution: Milex Kinder, Gold, NAN, Enfamil, Alacta Plus, Nido Crecimiento of 1,800 grams, or RD $1,200
The Hogar del Niño is a children’s daycare and educational center for over 1500 children, located in La Romana town, just outside of Casa de Campo. Children from as young as just a few weeks old up to 18 years old are cared for and educated daily, from as early as 5:30am and staying as late as 7pm.
The organization also provides special schooling to over 75 hearing impaired and blind children, as well as a vocational school where over 235 students receive classes in different areas like: sewing; industrial preparation, installation and electrical maintenance; plumbing and management of computer office programs.
The Hogar del Niño Weekend is quickly approaching! Now’s your opportunity to register for all the sporting activities they have planned, and be part of what will definitely be a wonderful family event. The 20th annual Hogar del Niño fundraising weekend starts on Friday, February 17th. Read more here!