Receiving the donations that arrived at the port of authority
Eva and Maritza meeting with Father Ramón at the port of authority
Your generous donations on the way to the church for distribution
Church “Nuestra Señora de la América Latina”
Unloading the 21 boxes at the church
Interior of the church
Meeting with the church volunteers to plan out the distributing procedures
Waiting area at the church for the families that were receiving donations
Pairing clothing for each person according to size, age and sex
Boxes varied for infants, toddlers, children, teens, adults and senior citizens and were distributed to each group according to size and sex
Maritza Shorter and Eva Harris: Co-founders of the Shorter-Harris Foundation
A special thanks to the team of church volunteer who made this mission a success
Scoping out a location for local distribution in the area known as “Bávaro”
Children starting to gather
Just a little bit goes a long way
Maritza with the children in Bávaro
Visiting with the children in Bávaro
Eva and Maritza with the children in Bávaro
In Memory of “Kiko” While in the Dominican Republic Maritza and Eva were especially excited to visit with Kiko, his brother, David, and their best friend, Braulio; the three boys they had met two years ago, who served as the inspiration to create the Shorter- Harris Foundation. While there, they were saddened to hear the news that Kiko had past away exactly a year ago from they day of their arrival. Maritza and Eva were able to meet with Braulio and paid a special visit with Kiko’s mother and family. Braulio“Kiko” David We will continue helping families throughout our foundation in memoriam of Luis Alberto Mateus Mercedes “Kiko” Born June, 9 th, 2000, died January 17 th, 2008 of unknown causes.
Kiko’s Mother, siblings and Braulio in front of Kiko’s home
Braulio with Eva, Maritza and Kiko’s family
Eva and Maritza with David and his sisters
Kiko and David’s home. This shanty houses 5 people in one room without a bathroom.
Entrance to Kiko’s family’s home
Area next to Kiko’s home
Braulio with David and Kiko’s family, who continue to inspire us and the work of the foundation everyday.
We hoped you have enjoyed viewing where all of your donations have gone. Thank you for all of your generosity and donations.