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Over the past few days many celebrities have visited the Hogar del Niño to show support for the children of La Romana and learn more about this endearing charity. Mr. Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the legendary Italian fashion designer, visited alongside his wife, Christine Maninger. Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus, both famous in the film industry visited as well!
Mr. Salvatore Ferragamo and more from the Ferragamo Group were in the country for a series of events in the Casa de Campo Resort, including the Salvatore Ferragamo Golf Tournament, played at the Dye Fore on Saturday, November 15th, a tasting of the family’s Il Borro wines from Tuscany at La Casita in the Marina, and the Salvatore Ferragamo runway show featuring the men’s and women’s Fall – Winter 2015 – 2016 collections at the Plaza Chavón.
The Salvatore Ferragamo weekend benefitted both the Hogar del Niño and the Fundación MIR.
On Monday, Oscar-winning actor, Mira Sorvino and her husband, Christopher Backus also visited the non-profit organization for a guided tour by Xioma Menendez, President of the Hogar del Niño.
Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus, both famous in the film industry, traveled from the United States as special guests at the ninth edition of the Dominican Global Film Festival. Mira Sorvino is an American actress, who won the oscar for Mighty Aphrodite in 1996, and is currently filming, A Dog and Pony Show, while her husband, Christopher Backus is known for his role in Elevator 2011, and recent nomination for Best Lead Actor in Domino Falling in 2014.
These celebrities took advantage of their visit to the country to see the work of the Hogar del Niño, and were amazed by the talent exhibited in these children. Let’s see a little more of their visit through the lens of Instagram:
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.