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This coming Tuesday the 15th of December a group of Casa de Campo villa owners are hosting a ‘Bazaar Navideño’ to benefit the old people’s home in La Romana. Here Maris Samayoa tells us more:
This is a fund raising activity for the Hogar de Ancianos. The bazaar will include:
- specialty food and food baskets
- decorative accessories
- clothing and much more….
After the bazaar we will buy food and other basic products the Hogar de Ancianos desperately needs, based on a list provided by the Hogar . The idea is not only to raise money to buy the stuff, but also to go the day before Christmas and make a special visit to the elderly – to give them love and company by spending some time with them. For this we will be needing volunteers, especially kids that would like to share a special talent like singing, playing an instrument, reading a poem, etc. Anything that can make them feel loved and cared for. After this activity our goal is to visit every month, or much better every week, bringing them contributions and of course joy and happiness to their lives.
Why are we doing this?
Each and every single year we all think of how many presents we are getting for Christmas and how many presents are we giving to our loved ones. But we mostly forget about the people who need the most, about the people that not only need material things, but most importantly of all, who need love and company; people that every day need to be reminded that they are still alive. It doesn’t matter how old or sick they are, they are still human beings, in need of affection, just like a baby, just like a teenager, just like any other person. Most of this people don’t have any family and if they do, they do not have the sources to pay for their needs.
Personally I think that sharing is the best gift I can give to myself this Christmas, and what’s better than sharing with people with big needs?
If you would like to join us on the 24th of December on our trip to the Hogar de Ancianos please email: [email protected]
Article contributed by Maris Samayoa.