“Dame Una Mano DR” is a far-reaching project that seeks to promote the healthy development of disadvantaged children and adolescents. Unfortunately, in most of the areas of the Dominican Republic, schools do not have all the supplies that are needed to properly educate their students. We deliver supplies to the communities of the Punta Cana/Bávaro area and surroundings that need it most. Over 400 children from ages 2 through 16 years old have benefited so far from this project that started in January 2018. We expect to reach out to other communities with the help of our guests and employees.
Dame una Mano RD is a project that influences and affects extensively people with limited resources and disadvantages; its purpose is to provide a helping hand to those in most need. With this project, our mission will be to deliver basic necessities and personal hygiene articles to a non-profit Nursing Home. These institutions are totally dependent on humanitarian aid because they do not have the resources to supply these items. More than 50 seniors and chronically ill patients will benefit from this project that began in January 2018.
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.