The Hammonton Rotary Club at its weekly meeting Monday, Oct. 24 at Rocco’s Townhouse, voted to make a $1,000 contribution to support the Hogar Escuela Armando Rosenberg Orphanage, located in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
The donation brings to $3,000 the club’s total combined contributions to the project to date.
Since the mid 1980s in conjunction with Rotary District 4060 in Santo Domingo, Rotary clubs in southern New Jersey (District 7640) have been supporting the orphanage and school with donations of money, materials and time.
Located in Sabana Perdida, the largest barrio in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, the orphanage currently houses 140 children from throughout the Dominican Republic. In addition, there are 700 students who walk to the school from surrounding areas to attend high school with a daily occupancy of 1,200.
Hogar Escuela Armando Rosenberg has grown to a complex on 15 acres that provides a Christian education, a free, fully staffed medical clinic, a pharmacy, lab, and a dental facility. A new church provides moral and psychological guidance.
The orphanage is also a place where youth leaders who participate in Rotary’s Interact program travel to provide direct assistance.
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