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Charity Project

DR6 is happy to announce our sponsorship of the Casa Rosada as our official charity for 2015! This is our third time to help Casa Rosada. We know by experience that the help is needed and that the money GOES STRAIGHT TO THE ORPHANAGE!

Casa Rosada
Casa Rosada is an orphanage in East Santo Domingo run by nuns, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, for children orphaned by the scourge of AIDS, and who are themselves HIV positive. There are 33 children in residence, from infancy to teenagers, seen to by four nuns and some volunteers. They rely on donations for food and upkeep of the orphanage. We would like to ask all festival participants to donate what they can in order to help Sor (Sister) Elba and the other nuns to continue the fine work they do under the most difficult of circumstances.

Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada brochure over here has some more information.

Money donations

This year, we ask all participants to NOT bring clothes, toys or other items and just DONATE CASH. We accept dollars, euros, Dominican pesos, or any other currency. Please budget ahead of time and set aside a donation for the good work these nuns are doing. Alternatively, money can be sent to Karin Adir at PayPal Karin.

I (Karin Adir) will be collecting money all during the festival (my fifth time!). I remind you that ALL MONEY COLLECTED GOES STRAIGHT TO THE ORPHANAGE! Unlike other charities where commissions are taken for salaries, publicity, etc. 100% of the money we collect goes straight to the needy. See you in the DR!