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    same thing I am coming back for my second visit and would like to contribute as well any suggestions for the santo domingo area??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARealWoman View Post
    I am traveling to santo domingo soon can anyone tell me how I can give something to a needy child or family I am willing to get school suppiles or a bag of rice etc as described in the post. How will I know where to go or who is needy? Any suggestions would be nice
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    same thing I am coming back for my second visit and would like to contribute as well any suggestions for the santo domingo area??
    There is an orphanage, Villa Bendicion, located on the Malecon just west of Jaragua Hotel/Casino and across the street from Adrian Tropical Restaurant. They are always grateful to accept whatever you can donate.

    You can read a report from a wonderful person who spent time volunteering at the orphanage.

    Click this link:
    http://www.dr1.com/forums/trip-repor...t-trip-sd.html

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    thank you so much big bird you are so knowledgable. I have e-mailed her to see what these kids need notebooks, pencils food etc. I hope she still logs on or maybe you can give me some insight on what these kids might need.

    Thank you so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARealWoman View Post
    thank you so much big bird you are so knowledgable. I have e-mailed her to see what these kids need notebooks, pencils food etc. I hope she still logs on or maybe you can give me some insight on what these kids might need.

    Thank you so much
    If you speak Spanish you can contact them directly or possibly have someone make the call for you.

    Hogar Villa Bendición
    Av. George Washington #407, Gazcue,
    Santo Domingo. República Dominicana.
    Tel : 809-221-2323 y 809-221-3241

    Sorry but their website is currently under construction.
    http://villabendicion.org/

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    One thing that I have done is contact publishing companies (for childrens books). My friend works at random house and they give me many childrens books (some in spanish some just picture books). I also like to bring some small toys. Books are great and all...but kids need to have fun too! Dont forget the toys!

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    great ideas! Thank you all for all your help well while school supplies are on sale im going to go get some notebooks and crayons also maybe the would like some coloring books.

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    thanks for the Info I will stock up as well... do they give you any problems at customs?

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    Customs usually looking for bigger items ie computers, electronics u should be fine

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    thanks all,

    i am just scared i will not have enough and the kids will fight?!?!?!

    i dont know i guess i will do what i can

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    i would say the best suggestion in this thread is that of food. Buy them food. anything else may be pawned off or worthless to them. They have flea markets where they can get cheap, nearly new clothes.

    If you find little boys shining shoes or selling stuff on the street, you will know they are the neediest and hardworking to boot.Those children are out hustling because they have no other means of sustenance. Ask to meet their families. Buy them a sack of rice and cooking oil if you must.

    Toys are not as valuable to them as you'd think. When I was a child in POP we played and had fun all day and never had toys. Sticks, dirt, stones and leaves make better Toys than what you find at Toys'R'Us! Thats not something they need. You would be surprised at how creative they can be. Much more so than children with the lastest gadgets and trinkets.

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