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An incredible evening was hosted at the Minitas Beach Club on Friday, February 24th to celebrate the annual funds raised for the Hogar del Niño organization. The event was held to recognize the generous donations made by Casa de Campo residents and villa owners towards the “Adopt a Crib” program, which provides education and care to hundreds of children in La Romana. Xiomara Menéndez, founder of the Patronato Benéfico Oriental and her husband, Ramón Menéndez, played gracious hosts to the exclusive cocktail party.

As the clock struck 7 pm, guests began pouring into the Minitas Beach Club terrace, with an atmosphere of unity and love prevailing among the Casa de Campo community. People of various nationalities, cultures, and languages united in support of the cause, which strives to improve the future of the La Romana youth.

Every person in attendance was a donor of the Adopt A Crib scheme, contributing at least US$1,000 annually to support the daycare and educational facility that cares for more than 200 babies and over 1700 youngsters daily. The project, founded by Casa de Campo villa owner Phyllis Berney in 1998, has become the most successful fundraising endeavor for the Hogar del Niño organization, thanks to the passionate and unwavering support of the community.

It is heartwarming to see the community come together to support the Hogar del Niño, and it is a reminder that small actions can profoundly impact people’s lives.

For those interested in leaving a lasting impact, the Hogar del Niño offers the opportunity to create a named fund or join the legacy club. It is a chance to invest in the future of the great town, which many proudly call home, and which has brought immense happiness over the years.

The following collection of photos was taken during the evening to get a glimpse of the festivities.


The Hogar del Niño is a children’s daycare and educational center for over 1700 children in La Romana town, just outside Casa de Campo. Children as young as just a few weeks old up to 18 years old are cared for and educated daily, from as early as 5:30 am and staying as late as 7 pm.

The organization also provides special schooling to over 75 hearing impaired and blind children and 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. 

Contact the Hogar del Niño on:

Tel:(809) 523-8901 or (809) 556-3181