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Save-the-Date:  for our Annual DR Fundraiser - the DR Mission Team EXPERIENCE - to be held on Saturday night, April 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at New Life Church in Wallingford.  Join us for a night out to celebrate mission work in the DR; including a program and presentation, followed by a silent auction and hors d'oeuvres; Dress to Impress, doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Please know that today you can give a life-changing gift. We know you have many organizations that you can give to, but each gift you make to the DR Mission Team makes an extreme difference to the people living on the Bateys surrounding La Romana, DR.  Give today and know that you are making an impact!  Choose from one or more of the direct ways to help the very poor, from the menu below. For questions or more information, please contact Susanne Jordan, DR Mission Team Director of Development, via email or call (203) 676-9894:

Help us write the 28th Chapter of an Incredible Story: “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.”

Proverbs 27:9 - Our 2018 Theme

Support our 2018 Annual Fund.  As this is our 28th year, we are asking for gifts of $28 in support of our continued work or $280 for 28 years (La Romana Giving Circle) or $2,800 for 28 years (Good Samaritan Council). These gifts can be designated to a specific project or remain undesignated.  If you give a gift In Honor of, or In Memory of someone, you will receive a special card that can be given to that person directly or tucked away to be given at a later date!

Interested in a particular giving opportunity? There are many giving and support opportunities available year-round.  All gifts will directly help the very poor in the Dominican Republic - please see this year's specific giving opportunities below:

  • Build a new, safe house for a family in a batey or barrio – $8,200.  This year we will be partnering with Batey La Papita in an effort to rebuild all of their homes.
  • Supply bunk beds for those houses that have been built by our teams – $250 and/or twin mattresses –$150.
  • Help build the Church on Batey La Papita - Suggested donation $280 (join the La Romana Giving Circle) as this is a large project that we hope to complete this summer.
  • Support a Special Celebration in a very poor batey or at the Joe Hartman School – Any dollar amount is welcome to help offset the costs of these great celebrations.
  • Joe Hartman School Kitchen Project – Suggested donation is $280 (join the La Romana Giving Circle) as this is also a big project requiring a large amount of dollars.  However, any dollar amount is welcome to help to feed the students at the School. This is especially meaningful if you have a heart for the work that the Joe Hartman School does and/or sponsor a child there.  We hope to complete this project this summer.
  • Sponsor a Joe Hartman Student for 2018-19 – $220 per student.
  • Sponsor a Teacher at Joe Hartman School for 2018-19 - $200/month or $2,400 for the year. Or any amount will go directly to supporting these wonderful teachers!
  • Sponsor Celebration Day Tee Shirts or DRMT Team Shirts (If it is a business, we will put the company’s logo on the sleeve.) – Any dollar amount is welcome to offset the costs of these shirts. Contact Susanne for specifics on sponsorship opportunities.
  • Sponsor a child to attend school in Batey 50 – just $60 for the entire school year!
  • Help sponsor Batey 50  and Batey Las Cejas – this can be $20 a month or more. The DRMT sends money each month for these two bateyes to help with vitamins, malnutrition issues and medical visits.
  • Sponsor Food Distribution to hungry families in the bateyes during the DRMT summer trips – $500 (Fulfilling Smiles program oversees the food distribution).
  • Sponsor a Medical Clinic on a Batey during the DRMT summer trips - $500.
  • Contribute to the Pastor Bill Huegel Scholarship Fund so that a local teenager or adult can participate on this year’s trip – any portion of the $1,425 trip cost.
  • Support our Hygiene Kits and Baby Bundles –  $28 (distributed through the Medical Clinics).
  • Support our Newest Initiative - The Extra Bag Campaign - $50 will ensure that a bag of our supplies safely arrives in the DR to help us with our summer projects.

As always, we thank you for your continued support!  We could not do this work and provide the hope that we do without the generosity and support of many, many people.  Please accept our sincere thanks for your financial gift; gifts-in-kind and for your prayers.  Give confidently knowing that with each gift you give, you are making a difference on the sugar cane fields of La Romana! 

Donating is easy!
It is easy to make a safe and secure donation to support the work of the DR Mission Team. Please choose any of the options listed below - check, credit card, PayPal, Venmo, or SquareCash. Questions? Email or call 203-626-2239.

Check
Please make checks payable to "DR Mission Team" and mail to DR Mission Team, 13 Fawn Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Credit Card
DR Mission Team members will have the ability to receive credit card donations or payments at events and meetings, or call 203-626-2239 to give over the phone.

PayPal
Use the PayPal button below to make a donation to support the continuing work of helping the poor in the Dominican Republic. Please note in the PayPal section if you would like to designate your gift.

Venmo or SquareCash
Just search for the @drmissionteam using these convenient apps to transfer funds. 
 

Donate to honor the memory of Corey Burke, who was part of the QU301 DR Mission Team serving in Batey 50 in December 2015 and January 2016. Corey passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on October 1, 2016, at the age of 21. More details found in the flier linked below. There are numerous options below to support Corey's fund to help the very poor in Batey 50 - 100% of donations received will go directly to honor her in this way. Please make a note on your check or online donation signifying this gift is in honor of Corey Burke.

Read Corey's blog about Batey 50 and her special friend Frankie.

Read the front page story in the Quinnipiac Univ. student paper, the "QU Chronicle"
 

Learn more about the work of the DR Mission Team, serving the poor in La Romana since 1990.