“THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION FOUNDATION’S
fundraising activity to celebrate its 20th anniversary was a great success thanks to you all who support us, and specially the following people and institutions;
The Chafiott Foundation, Mr.Conrad Santiago, Dr. Nelson & Mrs. Patricia Pichardo, Seacoast Bank.
We also express our deepest gratitude to Mrs. Angelina Perdomo and Mrs. Celeste Donahue for their continued support of the scholarships “Angelina Perdomo”.
On February 24, 2018 Enrique & Mercedes Fernandez went back to the orphanage with the mission of meeting with the girls from the orphanage who have the potential to receive a scholarship from the fund “Angelina Perdomo” to have them get the proper education and training for a technical career. They also met with those girls who have already left the orphanage, and who came and gave a powerful testimony of how their lives have been since they left the orphanage in order to orient the older girls that still live at the facility, who in the near future may be leaving the orphanage once they reach the proper age.
With Enrique & Mercedes came Dona Maria and Dona Fara. Dona Fara connected very well with the girls and was great at sharing scriptures, and giving some spiritual direction to them.
Gaudy and her husband Jose were also present, as well as the teacher who will be teaching English to the girls. Gaudy and her husband are the persons with the task of identifying the careers for the girls, where to go for training, and to make arrangements so that those girls can get a job as soon as they finish their training.
Later on Susan & Mario Moquete came to the orphanage and also shared with the girls with the love that they have always shown them. It was a day full of blessings for all those who attended the meeting.
In December Enrique & Mercedes Fernandez, members of the Administrative Circle, together with Dr. Mario & Susan Moquete and Mrs. Ediza Pimentel, went to visit the orphanage and to be present for the opening of the gifts collected in Orlando by the group “Bellas y Bendecidas”. The girls showed the utmost joy and gratefulness for those Christmas gifts. It really was a very joyful moment. The nuns were also very grateful for all the new appliances donated to the orphanage by the “Bellas & Bendecidas”. Enrique & Mercedes were also able to bring the Christmas bonuses that the foundation gives every year to the orphanage. The nuns received a lap top each from generous donors. We say thank you !! To all this wonderful donors.
Mrs. Angelina Perdomo made another donation to be used for the education of the older girls. Mercedes and Enrique made some contacts in Bani in order to determine what is available in DR for the education of the girls. The foundation would like short, meaningful, and realistic careers to move the girls forward. That way when they leave the orphanage the will have a career “under their belts”, and better jobs opportunities.
At this point the foundation is working with Mr. Hank Landers & Natty Rodriguez from an Orlando Rotary club to get solar panels for the orphanage. This will start making the orphanage more self sufficient.
Happy Birthday to All of Us Party!!
The “Beautiful & Blessed Group” Birthday Party this last December 1st was a great success.
There were lots of gifts and donations to help the girls of the orphanage “Hijas de la Altagracia” located in Bani, Dominican Republic!
Thanks to Dr. Francelis Gonzalez for organizing this event.
Thank you! to all those women who made those wonderful donations!
Thanks to Mercedes Fernandez for her assistant in making this event a success for the orphan girls.
On June 11, 2017 the whole Administrative Circle visited the Orphanage. This visit consisted of a business meeting that took the whole day. Among the topics discussed was the “road to self-sufficiency”, the care of the girls including the psychological and spiritual support that they get, the distribution of funds that the foundation sends making sure all goes to the care of the girls, among others. The members of the circle had a wonderful lunch with many of the nuns of the order and that the members of the circle met for the first time. At the end of the day the girls presented a beautiful show where they danced and sang, with some members of the circle joining in. It truly was a wonderful and fruitful day
During the month of March, Sr. Aderma and 2 of the children from the orphanage, re-trained on how to grow tilapias and improve on the hydroponics. This another step toward self-sufficiency. Congratulations!!
Durante el mes de Marzo del ano en curso, sor Aderma con 2 de la ninas del hogar, asistieron a un curso en como mejorar la cria de tilapias, y como mejorar los cultivos por medio del aquaponics. Este entrenamianto fue un verdadero exito. Felicitaciones!!