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Last Friday, July 6th, the Casa de Campo and La Romana ladies got together at La Casita in the Marina Casa de Campo for a wonderful evening amongst friends. This month’s Cafe de la Leche was hosted by Julia Martinez at her restaurant, and it was simply delightful to go and enjoy a glass of sangria looking out onto the yachts in the Marina.
Tables were beautifully set with red flowers arrangements which added a burst of color to La Casita’s decoration. As soon as you walked in to this fun gathering you were welcomed with a glass of your choice of sangria something that we very much appreciated with all this summer heat. After a few minutes, the restaurant was flooded with the rhythm and sounds of a live group which animated the afternoon even more. This event is not only for the Casa and La Romana ladies but also for the whole family, proven by the men and children that continue to join the monthly events. These meetings are a wonderful way to teach kids to help those in needs and support great community causes.
There was an array of delicious snacks available for guests that included yucca fritters, chicken fingers, shrimp kebabs, ceviche, fruits, just to mention a few as well as sweet treats such as chocolate mousse, meringues, “Tres Leches”, sugar cookies and more! The Hogar del Niño once again had the generous contribution of all the ladies at Café de la Leche and can continue to supply its Crib Room with the necessary nutrition needed for its over two-hundred babies. It was a great way to start the weekend, and we congratulate Julia Martinez for planning a wonderful event to lend a helping hand to the Hogar del Niño.
The following gallery of photos was taken by Dariana Soriano during the Café de la Leche at La Casita Restaurant in the Marina Casa de Campo on Friday, July 13th:
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.