In the Dominican Republic every child may attend school, however there is a requirement to be met. The family must supply a school uniform, books and supplies so their child may learn, as the local school does not supply this. Unfortunately, many families do not have the resources and thousands of young children take to the streets and their futures become limited due to the lack of education.
"backpacks for kids" was started by a small group of very caring individuals at Worldline because the Dominican Republic is close to our hearts as we own a 65 seat call centre in Puerto Plata. Last year over 60 young children realized their dreams coming true as Peter Cross (Call Center Manager) and his wife, handed out fully packed Backpacks. Seeing the smiles on all those children and their parents created a lasting impression for all of us who are involved.
Going forward I am proud to announce that I will be looking to set up “backpacks for kids” as a formal charitable organization. In the meantime, we continue to raise money within our company and for the month of June we will be donating $5.00 for each new Bundle sale and $3.00 for every home phone sale, so as customer if you sign up during this period, you can feel good too!
Thank-you to all involved.