Are you ready for the most magical time of the year? Already posted is the complete calendar of events hosted by Casa de Campo, and now we invite you to add an another very traditional event to your agenda! The last Café de la Leche edition of the year, annually hosted by Mrs. Xiomara de Menéndez, will take place this Tuesday, December 11th.
This celebration is slightly different than the rest, along with bringing in milk as a contribution to the Crib Room, the Patronato Benéfico Oriental asks you to bring chocolate and candies for the Hogar del Niño’s Christmas party. Ordinarily, each woman who attends the event is asked to donate milk, baby formula and cereals, which are then given to the crib room at the Hogar del Niño in La Romana, and is used to feed the over 200 babies they care for there. The milk donated at the Cafe de la Leche constitutes over 60% of the milk used in the crib room, so its really important that all the community keep attending!
This month’s gathering, as the last of this year will no doubt be spectacular, with festive holiday decorations and Christmas cheer all around, it is no wonder why community members say this event is one of their favorite of the year. We can’t wait to share a glass of homemade eggnog, the traditional Dominican “ponche,” sangria and delicious treats, but best of all be surrounded by the generosity of the Casa de Campo community. We look forward to seeing you all there!
CAFE DE LA LECHE DECEMBER 2018
What: Café de la Leche with Mrs. Xiomara de Menéndez
When: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Where: Bahía Minitas No. 5
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contribution: Chocolates and candy for the Hogar’s Christmas party!
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.