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Why We Need Your Help is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to providing resource assistance to the poverty stricken in the Dominican Republic north coast town of Puerto Plata. The charity has been working primarily with two privately run Christian elementary schools called Centro D Cuidado Infantil Y Educacion Es Mi Siguenu. They are directed by Jose Fernandez.  Around 180-200 undocumented Dominican and Haitian children attend Jose’s schools for free each year, and children at both schools receive at least one meal each school day. Due to increasing enrollments every year, Jose has a constant need for funds to pay for school meal programs, school supplies and teachers. Jose's schools and the children desperately need your help.


1. Funding school lunch programs


2. Distributing donated computers and iPads to secondary school and university students.

3. Distributing donated emergency food care packages to the elderly and unemployed

4. Homes for destitute families - Construction Funding Assistance

The Starfish Story


A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean.


“Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?,” he asks.


“Because the sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don’t throw them further in they will die.”


“But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it! You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you work all day, your efforts won’t make any difference at all.”


The old man listened calmly and then bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the sea.


“It made a difference to that one.”

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