Just wanted to let everyone know that photos of the Meet & Greet have been posted on Webshots. The link is http://travel.webshots.com/album/570020867JMEcIr
Beyond the Beach Children’s Foundation, with your help, delivered $5,500 US to children’s charities in the Puerto Plata area. $1,000 US to Mustard Seed; $2,000 US to Sosua Kids and $2,500 US to DREAM Project.
We had approximately 35 people in attendance and, along with the BTB donations, many people brought school supplies; bought Aunt Clara’s Cookbooks (a Dominican cookbook); and, dropped donations into a bucket. From the donation bucket, we were able to give $2,050 pesos to both Mustard Seed and Sosua Kids.
We were also able to visit the DREAM Learning Center in Cabarete and have pizza with approximately 30 children who had participated in an art competition. We are going to use some of the artwork to have t-shirts made as another fundraiser. The pizza was a thank you to the kids… but, we enjoyed ourselves also. I will get the photos up within the next day or two.