This week, Café de la Leche has a special host! None other than Mrs. Joyce Berman, chairperson of the Adopt a Crib program of the Hogar del Niño, invites guests to her Casa de Campo villa this Friday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m.
In 1996, the Adopt a Crib program was formed under the direction of Mrs. Phyllis Berney. Now, for the past two decades she has been able to watch it blossom. Mrs. Berman, who lives for the majority of the year in New York, has recently returned for the winter season. She is an enthusiastic supporter of the Hogar del Niño and in addition to being a great friend of Mrs. Berney is a longtime resident of Casa de Campo. Her initiatives throughout the year have helped grow the Adopt a Crib program tremendously.
Earlier this year Mrs. Berney noted her enthusiasm and appreciation for the support of the Adopt a Crib program at their annual dinner party in February, which was in celebration of its benefactors and the program’s record earning milestone:
“We always challenge ourselves to do better every year and this year we have met the challenge. The bar has been raised on our fundraising efforts, and we will keep the momentum going….The dinner is to show our gratitude, your generosity is not taken for granted or the kindness behind your actions of giving. The Hogar del Niño would not be the place it is without the work of the dedicated staff.”
Come mingle with the Patronato Benéficio Oriental’s dearest supporters this Friday at Punta Minitas #35A and learn more about their current initiatives and progress!!
When: Friday, November 18th
Where: Punta Minitas #35A
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Contribution: Milex Kinder, Gold, NAN, Enfamil, Alacta Plus, Nido Crecimiento of 1,800 grams, or RD $1,200
Every month we have the good fortune of getting together with friends and celebrating a special cause. Café de la Leche brings in donations to the Crib Room of the Hogar del Niño which feeds more than 200 babies daily, and through contributions Café de la Leche supplies more than 80% of the charity’s needed supply of milk and formula! One of the best aspects of these get togethers apart from helping the children of La Romana, is dressing up for the costume-themed affairs that have become an enjoyable trend! Read more here!
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.