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    Twelve boxes and one 55 gallon drum are packed and ready to go.  Congrats to DR1, as several generous members contributed towards the shipping.  Thank you all, you know who you are (some wish to remain anonymous).

     Article in today’s paper, DR1 received a mention  http://www.shorenewstoday.com/sports...ign=user-share




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    Fantastic results! Your grandchildren are adorable! 

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    Yesterday we shipped 14 boxes and a 55 gallon drum, I want to thank everyone who contributed towards the shipping bill.

    A portion of the shipment will be going to Jamao through Lindsey Kaufman’s Strength for the Journey program. We have sites around San Cristobal province and in Ocoa where equipment will be distributed.

    If anyone has contacts in DR’s kid’s baseball, or know of a team who could use equipment, please send me a private message.

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    Thought some of you might like to see photos of the baseball equipment being distributed. I think the locations match the photos.

     Playa Najayo
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    Miracielo
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    Duveaux
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    Jamao
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    Yaguate
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    Palenque 
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    Esperanza 
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    Not sure why Palenque pic is upside down  The coach there was a former catcher with the San Diego Padres, the little guy is his son. Their practice field is an empty lot that they share with goats and cows. 

    We met the nicest people, the coaches were all so dedicated and appreciative. In Esperanza coach was the woman in photo. We were blessed by all of them, one coach choked up and said we didn’t know what a difference we’d made. 

    One kid touched my heart. JDJones gave us a left handed glove, and first couple of places there were no lefties. By the time we reached Duveaux, we were completely out of gloves. I asked if anyone was left handed, and in a group of about 25 kids they all pointed to one boy. I told him it was his lucky day, and handed him the glove. The joy in his face!  As we left about 30 minutes later, I noticed him sitting alone just staring at his new glove in awe 

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    Grace was this a once off or are you going to try it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpaddy View Post
    Grace was this a once off or are you going to try it again


    It’s taken on a life of its own. A cousin who saw my Facebook photos jumped on the wagon and started collecting baseball equipment (Princeton area), and people have been delivering bats, balls, gloves, cleats, helmets, even actual bases to her. She has dozens of baseball pants and someone donated a stack of new baseball shirts. Taking over her basement, haha. 

    There’s so much need. We could have given away 1OX what we had, we brought a set amount to each stop and sometimes there were kids who received nothing. No one complained, they lined up and waited patiently, without exception. We hope to have more gloves next time. That’s what they all were looking for, and I’ll bet there are a LOT of them gathering dust in closets across America. 



    Our son is going to create a website just for this and we’re considering applying for 501C3 status to make donations tax deductible. 




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