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Christmas in Casa officially starts this week! Already posted is the complete calendar of events hosted by Casa de Campo, and now a very traditional one has just been announced! The last Café de la Leche edition of the year, annually hosted by Mrs. Xiomara de Menéndez, will take place this Friday, December 8th.
Last month, even though we didn’t meet for Café de la Leche, numerous events took place to support one of our dear organizations, the Hogar del Niño. We were able to celebrate Thanksgiving early and also see who made the best turkey, laugh with Carlos Comic at Genesis, and see hundreds of participants cross the finish line in the 4th edition of the Casa de Campo Corre! It was a big month for the La Romana charity!
As always, the holiday edition of Café de la Leche is held at the home of Xiomara de Menéndez, founder of the Hogar del Niño, in her villa Bahía Minitas #5. 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. This celebration is slightly different than the rest, along with bringing in milk as a contribution to the Crib Room, the Patronato Benefico Oriental asks you to bring chocolate and candies for the Hogar del Niño’s Christmas party. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Cafe de la Leche December 2017
What: Café de la Leche with Mrs. Xiomara de Menéndez
When: THIS Friday, December 8th, 2017
Where: Bahía Minitas No. 5
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contribution: Chocolates and candy for the Hogar’s Christmas party; Milex Kinder, Gold, NAN, Enfamil, Alacta Plus, Nido Crecimiento of 1,800 grams, or RD $1,200
The setting of Mrs. Xiomara Menéndez’s Bahía Minitas villa could not have been more picturesque for this past December edition of Café de la Leche. The founder of the Hogar del Niño charity, which celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this year, brought a welcoming holiday spirit into every corner of her exquisite home. Continue reading here.
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.