At the Humble Hearts Foundation, our goal is to collect donations (both monetary and physical) for the youth and community in Quinigua, Dominican Republic. We also aim to provide the means for these children to attend school, a place where they can feel comfortable and loved.
We know it is not possible to provide those struggling with poverty a new home, food and money so they do not struggle any longer. BUT, we do know that it is possible to serve humbly alongside people, out of the genuine goodness of your heart.
The foundation not only focuses on international missions but locally as well. We, at the foundation believe that mission work is not limited to overseas, but can be practiced anywhere and anytime. Even in our own backyard. Club members have served at the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter.
As of now, the Humble Hearts’ main goals are to provide for the children in the Early Childhood Development Center by these means:
Centrollo Desarrollo Integral can have up to 27 children students Parents of each child are responsible for $27 yearly in order to send their children to school:
$22 yearly school tuition ($2 per month, 11 months per school year)
$5 for uniform (one-time payment)
There are 27 children in need of this, 27 x 27 = $729 covered by the student’s parents
$18 per mo per child – covers the rest of their tuition that is not covered by their parents
$30 mo per child – covers teacher salaries
$18 + $30 = $48 per mo per child
$48 x 11 mo/1 school yr = $528 yearly tuition
27 children x $528 = $14, 256 USD
The school pays a monthly fee of $160 to cover the snacks at school (160 x 11 months = $1760)
These snacks include cereal, milk, juices, cookies, fruits, water, bread, ham, eggs
Gently used clothes suitable for the Dominican weather will be donated via Students International
Printer – to print out the school curriculum ($200)
TV – to play dance and educational videos ($1,000)
In total: $14,256 + $1760 + $1,200 = $17,216
The center provides the needs of attention and education for children ages 3 to 5 in the Quinigua community in the Dominican Republic.
The development center focuses on working in four areas of a child’s life:
Spiritual: Training students in the Word of God.
Physical: They started a nutrition program in which a daily healthy and balanced breakfast is provided to each child.
Emotional: Teaching students how to name, understand, and manage their emotions.
Academical: Teaching students according to the Dominican curriculum.
Madison Ma is a junior at Bakersfield Christian High School. During the summer of 2022, Madison went on a mission trip with Students International and her life was changed forever. When she arrived at Centrollo Desarrollo Integral, everything changed. She was embraced by laughter, joy, and the warmth of the children. The school, a simple yet vibrant place, revealed to her the beauty of simplicity and the resilience of these kids.
A fire was ignited in her heart.
She realized that these children, who find joy in the little things, deserve our support. That they might need help with resources their families might not have access to.
That is why we are asking YOU to partner with us whether that be financially or through physical donations. Every donation matters. It could be $5, $50, $100 or $1,000 or maybe you went through your kids closets and found clothes that they no longer fit in. Anything would be an incredible blessing to the kids in the community of Quinigua.
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