HELP TO CHANGE A LIFE
Why We Need Your Help
Dominican Starfish USA is a registered 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to providing resource assistance to the poverty stricken
in the Dominican Republic north coast town of Puerto Plata. With a population of nearly half million, many poor people in Puerto Plata are in need of some type of assistance. However, with limited resources, we are unable to assist everyone in need. Our mission, therefore, is to assist where we can, but with an emphasis on education in the private schools. We believe having the opportunity to go to school for free and also to learn a second language, such as English, is one of the surest ways for a poor child to get ahead.
Funds for Teachers, School Supplies and Food.
Dominican Starfish USA works primarily with two privately run Christian elementary schools in the Dominican Republic both called Centro D Cuidado Infantil Y Educacion Es Mi Siguenu. They are directed by Jose Fernandez. About 300 poor Dominican and Haitian children attend Jose’s schools for free, and children at both schools receive at least one meal each school day. Due to the large enrollment this year, Jose needs to hire additional full-time classroom teachers (including two full-time English teachers), pay for additional school supplies, and provide additional food for school meal programs. Jose's schools and the children desperately need help.
1. Assist in the funding
of additional classroom teachers, including at least two full-time English teachers.
2. Assist in the funding
of school supplies.
3. Assist in the funding
of school meal programs.
4. Assist in the funding of a third private elementary school which Jose has established in another poor community.