Orfanato Niños de Cristo

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Back in April of this year, the lives of 55 young boys were transformed forever – as famous salsero, Marc Anthony, with his charity, the Maestro Cares Foundation, celebrated the opening of the boys home of the Orfanato Niños de Cristo orphanage.

Orfanato Ninos de Cristo La Romana

It was a moment of pure joy for not only the boys, but also for the entire Casa de Campo and La Romana community, who attended the inauguration ceremony. (Click here for photos and to read all about it.)

Today however, the Orfanato Niños de Cristo needs your help! You see although these boys do have a new home, as you can imagine, 55 young boys have an endless number of needs – and expenses! Which is why they are currently doing a donation drive.

This donation drive is being organized by Casa de Campo villa owner, Orietta Pietrobelli, who together with her husband, Enrico Citati, has been a passionate and dedicated supporter of the Orfanato Niños de Cristo for more than 15 years, since it first opened in 1995.

“I would love that everyone could visit the orphanage, and that they can help by volunteering, so that people are aware that there is an orphanage near by,”  Orietta Pietrobelli told Casa de Campo Living.

So how can you help? Well first of all you are very welcome to visit the orphanage as Orietta says, but also they would very much appreciate donations of money, school supplies, clothes, medicines, toiletries and whatever you can give!

To give you an idea of what the Orfanato Niños de Cristo is in need of, below is the list of items needed per child:

Necessities per child

  • 1 pair of school shoes
  • 1 pair of dress shoes
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 6 pairs of socks (preferably 2 white, 2 black and 2 dark blue)
  • underwear for children
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 4 shirts
  • 1 deodorant
  • 1 toothpaste
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 pair of pyjamas
  • 1 towel
  • 2 pairs of sports pants
  • 2 t-shirts

The Orfanato Niños de Cristo also needs medicines!

Medicines list

  • Urine collector bags (Pediatric)
  • Winged infusion set
  • Nebuliser mask (pediatric-adult)
  • Water for injection
  • Azithromycin capsule and suspension
  • Ranitidine and omeprazole capsule
  • Nasal drops
  • Bottle of Oxygenated water
  • Antiseptic soap C
  • Metronidazole tablets suspension
  • Penicillin
  • Oral Thermometers
  • Sulfa Trimethoprim 160 mg tablet
  • Vitamin Neutropa + Dexamethasone
  • B Complex Syrup
  • Loratadine syrup
  • Infant multivitamin drops
  • Tobramycin eye drops
  • Catheter E.V. # 22 and # 24
  • Hydrocortisone Bottles
  • Ambroxol in ampoule

You can drop off your donations to:

  • Art’Arena store on the Calle Barlovento in the Marina Casa de Campo
  • The Casa de Campo villa if Orietta and Enrico Citati, Los Mangos # 20
  • The Orfanato Niños de Cristo, La Romana

Please contact Orietta on (809) 224-5373 / (809) 550-2732 for more information, to make a donation or to arrange a visit to the orphanage.