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Emilia and J.Pepe Fanjul cordially invite you to the 29th edition of their traditional Benefit Cocktail on Sunday, December 29th, at Casa Grande in Casa de Campo, held in support of the Fundación MIR and the Hogar del Niño.

The annual event, which over the years has raised funds for the Fundación MIR and Hogar del Niño charities, once again promises Casa de Campo villa owners and guests a glamorous and entertaining evening at the Fanjul’s family home. As in past events, throughout the evening there will be a raffle of several special gifts that have been donated for the event. Some of these items have been donated by Everett Designs, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Polanco and a beautiful piece by Oscar de la Renta amongst others.

We encourage you to go since it’s a wonderful opportunity to help two charities that continue to work hard to educate the young people of La Romana. As last year, the event will be having the traditional cocktail on the outside starlit terrace where the raffle will also be taking place. There’s still time to buy your tickets! Entry into the cocktail benefit can be purchased with Carmelin Baez for USD $150 and the raffle tickets are USD $10, you can also purchase them the same night of the event.

We are sure this year’s celebration will be even more successful than the last, so save the date and get your tickets now!

*Pictures from last year’s event.


When: December 29th, 6:30PM

Where: Casa Grande, Casa de Campo

Tickets: Cocktail USD$150, raffle USD$10

For tickets and information please contact: Carmelin Baez Tel: 809-523-7118 or 809-523-8771 Email:


The Fundación MIR is a non-profit organization which works to provide education to the children of the greater La Romana area, who are most in need. They run 3 schools; the MIR Esperanza (boys vocational school), the Escuela Técnica Vocacional Fundación MIR (girls vocational school) and the Primaria MIR (infants school).

For more information on the Fundación MIR and to make a donation, visit their website:

To make a donation contact the MIR office in Casa de Campo (809-523-8270) or in West Palm Beach (561-366-5095). Donations are tax deductible for US Citizens!


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.

Contact the Hogar del Niño on:
Tel:(809) 523-8901 or (809) 556-3181