Mission Experience: Dominican Republic '17
STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCEMENT
We have exceeded our initial goal of $1,500! We hope to now hit our new stretch goal of $2,000, which will allow us to further defray costs. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!
Who are we?
We are a group of 10 Duquesne University students traveling to San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic. This trip is sponsored by Spiritan Campus Ministry to continue building the relationship started in 2008 with Our Lady of Hope Parish.
Where are we going?
This July, we will travel to San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic, where we will be working with Our Lady of Hope Parish (Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza). The parish is located in barrio Villa Liberación, which is north of San Juan.
What are we doing?
We will be working together with the parish youth group to facilitate a day camp for children ages 6-10 focused on structured play and mentorship. Additionally, funds raised will be used to assist in medical supplies and home repair expenses for the elderly and infirm of the area. While we are there, we will be able to visit with recipients of the funding.
In addition to running the camp, we will spend time with members of the community through home visits, tours of the area, and free time spent with the teens.
How can your donation help?
In addition to this trip enriching our educational experience as Duquesne University students, funds raised will be used to help provide the community with:
- Camp supplies
- Medical supplies for the elderly and infirm
- New roofing/home repair
Please donate today and help spread the word on social media! Thank you!