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At the beginning of April a new home for the boys of the Orfanato Niños y Niñas de Cristo orphanage will be officially opened.
The Orfanato Niños y Niñas de Cristo orphanage in La Romana founded in 1995 by “mom” Sonia Hane, has cared for more than 150 girls and approximately 50 boys for the last 19 years. Thanks to the endless support of the Casa de Campo community and numerous friends of the cause, the orphanage has continued to grew and expand over the years, with the girls now living at the “main campus” with it’s own school and church, while the boys live in a small 3-room house.
From April however, thanks to the Maestro Cares Foundation (MCF) founded by the great music icon; Marc Anthony and business guru Henry Cardenas, the boys are about to get a new home – a fully integrated campus with dormitories, dining facilities, baseball and soccer fields, a playground and health clinic. This new campus will allow the Orfanato to provide a safe, happy and well-equipped home for more than 100 boys age 6 months to 17 years old.
The Maestro Cares Foundation (MCF) was founded by international pop superstar Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cárdenas in January 2012 as a non-profit organization established to benefit homeless and neglected children in developing Latin American countries. Maestro Cares seeks to offer assistance to these children while supporting social services and other development programs. Soon after it was founded, the Orfanato Niños de Cristo in La Romana was chosen as the first beneficiary of the cause.
Following overwhelming support from contributors in the US, more than US$100,000 was raised and a groundbreaking ceremony for the new boy’s campus of the Orfanato Niños de Cristo was celebrated on November 23rd, 2012. The celebration was attended by Marc Anthony himself who took part in the symbolic shovelling!
We can’t wait to see the new boys campus opened and operational!
“Maestro Cares improves the quality of life for orphaned children throughout Latin America. We work to achieve our mission by providing housing, classrooms, health clinics, dining and recreational facilities.”
Maestro Cares Foundation