Welcome to D.R. H.O.P.E.’s website! The committee and volunteers are thrilled you have decided to browse through our website and learn more about our organization. Check out our background information, what it is we do, where we are located and our history. We hope you will want to get involved with D.R. H.O.P.E. to build thriving, sustainable communities in the mountain villages of the Dominican Republic, or make a monetary or material donation (look under ‘Donations’.)
Founded in 2006, D.R. H.O.P.E. has flourished into a non-profit organization that has facilitated more than 1,200 volunteers and built 106 houses to date. Approximately 50 Canadian and American volunteers will work with D.R. H.O.P.E. in the Dominican Republic this year. With the contribution of these groups and the outside fundraising efforts, D.R. H.O.P.E. anticipates building 7 houses. Furthermore, a church will be completed in the community of Arroyo Blanco as a result of a successful fundraising campaign last year. Lastly, visiting groups will distribute food and material donations, such as clothing, footwear, medical, hygiene and educational supplies. These accomplishments are astounding for a grassroots organization, and D.R. H.O.P.E. looks forward to what the future might hold!
D.R. H.O.P.E. is very pleased to host a blog on the new website and we encourage and hope you will visit us often to stay connected with the work being done in the DR. We anticipate the blog to include current work, participant perspectives, ongoing campaigns, and even words from receiving Dominican families.
There are numerous ways to get involved with D.R. H.O.P.E. and we hope you can become involved in some capacity. Please contact us if you want to participate on a mission trip, organize a trip as a group leader, or become involved through fundraising and promotion efforts here in Canada. Each is vital to the continued success of D.R. H.O.P.E. Committee members in Canada and the Dominican Republic, as well as the receiving Dominican families, sincerely thank you in advance for considering involvement in our program. We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to keeping you connected through our blog.