What Can You Do To Help?
For those in need, a small donation can go a long way. We appreciate your donations of both money and time. Anything you can afford to donate, whether it's a dollar or a thousand, can make all the difference.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give"
Why donate? Unlike other charities, all of our donations go directly to the costs associated with alleviating poverty, including medicine, small business loans, scholarships for deserving college students, maintenance of medical clinics and training centers. All volunteers, including doctors and nurses, dentists, opticians, translators, pharmacists, teachers, and general helpers pay for their own plane fare and most living expenses on mission trips.
You can donate money using the paypal icon found on this page or above, or you can send a check to: Holy Family Parish Mission, 60 Prospect Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. In addition, you can donate supplies as well as inquire about volunteering by contacting us via our contact page. Alternatively, you can call as at the number listed at the top of the contact page.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill
In nearly every culture around the world, education is an aspect of life that is vigorously pursued. Be it in a college lecture room or a first grade classroom, one cannot deny the importance in learning new things and expanding one's knowledge. Sadly, however, attaining a simple pencil to write notes is an impossible task for some in the Dominican Republic. By donating school supplies and books, you can help us give the gift of education to children that are eager to learn.
Imagine being a small child without shoes or anything to put on your feet. Although this may seem unimaginable to some, the fact is that in the Dominican Republic many children face such a harsh reality. So why not find a used pair of shoes or sandles that is lying around unused or even a new pair. What may seem a small donation will bring joy and comfort to those who need it most.
With the trouble of poverty, one can only expect the presence of sickness. In the Dominican Republic, many young and old suffer with a variety of ailments that need to be treated and diagnosed, with no time to spare. We can only ask that you help us in alleviating them by donating medicine, medical instruments, and medical supplies. Your donations will be put to a worthy cause: saving lives.