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Last Friday May 12th, the Casa de Campo and La Romana ladies congregated at La Casita in the Marina Casa de Campo for a wonderful evening with the sunset as an unparalleled backdrop. What made the evening even better was that it was all for an incredible charity. This month’s Cafe de la Leche was hosted by Julia Martinez at her restaurant, and following days of rain, it was simply delightful to go and enjoy a glass of sangria in dry weather at La Casita looking out onto the yachts in the Marina. Tables were beautifully set with red flowers and colorful bird of paradise flower arrangements that added many burst of colors to La Casita’s decoration.
The breeze was a welcome guest to this fun gathering, also attended by Café de la Leche “regulars” such as Phyllis Berney, Xiomara and Xiomara Menendez (the mother and daughter team who work endlessly for the well being of the children of the Hogar del Niño) as well as Mafalda Formisano, who had a small bazaar with beautiful leather studded bracelets and clutches on sale. A portion of sales went to the Hogar.
There was an array of delicious snacks available for guests that included Spanish omelets, mini quiches, kababs, as well as sweet treats such as Crème brûlée, meringues, tarts, mini cheesecakes and more! The Hogar del Niño once again had the generous contribution of all the ladies at Café de la Leche and can continue to supply its Crib Room with the necessary nutrition needed for its over two-hundred babies. It was a great way to start the weekend, and we congratulate Julia Martinez for planning a wonderful event to lend a helping hand to the Hogar del Niño.
The following gallery of photos was taken by Laura Sepulveda during the Café de la Leche at La Casita Restaurant in the Marina Casa de Campo on Friday May 12th:
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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.